Newfoundland & Labrador drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in St John's

Duke of Duckworth

'The Duke,' as it's known, is an unpretentious English-style pub that represents all that's great about Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders. Stop in on a Friday night and you'll see a mix of blue-collar and white-colla…
Cafe in St John's


Welcome to Newfoundland's first boardgame cafe. Inspired by counterparts in South Korea, young brothers and game gurus Erich and Leon opened this welcoming branch with over 300 games, ranging from classics like Batt…
Coffee in Trinity

Two Whales Cafe

An adorable coffee shop serving the full-octane variety and lemon blueberry cake that's off the charts. It also does good vegetarian fare and organic salads.
Pub in St John's

Yellow Belly Brewery

Refreshing brews crafted on-site are front and center at this casual meeting spot, a brick behemoth dating back to 1725. Everyone's having a good time and there's decent pub grub to soak up the brews. For extra ambi…
Club in St John's


This is the premier gay dance bar in Newfoundland. Straights are equally welcome to soak up the fun energy. Located above Rose & Thistle; the entrance is via McMurdo's Lane.
Coffee in Corner Brook

Brewed Awakening

This small, funky, art-on-the-wall coffee shop pours fair-trade, organic java done right. It's attached to the groovy bike shop Cycle Solutions.
Pub in St John's

Trapper John's Museum & Pub

It's not the most refined pub in town, but it sure is the most fun place to become an Honorary Newfoundlander, which happens after you kiss Stubby the Puffin (a variation on the usual codfish). The animal traps ensh…
Bar in St John's

Gypsy Tea Room

It holds a well-regarded Mediterranean restaurant and chic lounge, but the courtyard is where you want to be, sipping wine, cocktails and other refreshing beverages under the stars.
Pub in St John's

Celtic Hearth

Get your Guinness and pub grub 24/7.