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Discover the Top Bars in Saint John

Discover the thriving bar scene of Saint John, with establishments that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you're a local looking for a new watering hole or a visitor in search of a memorable night out, this guide to the top bars in Saint John has got you covered.

Pub Down Under

Pub Down Under is where you'll find some of the best poutine fries and lobster rolls in town. Nestled in a parking garage, this spot surprises with its fantastic food, including a Canadian twist on the Philly cheesesteak, the Poutine. With a great selection of beers, drinks and vivacious staff, it's a must-visit.

Rocky's Sports Bar

Rocky's Sports Bar is your go-to place for watching your favorite games and enjoying great food and drinks. Vanessa, one of the bartenders, makes sure you have a memorable experience. Don't miss their crunchy Caesar salad or the three cheese omelet breakfast.

Five and Dime

Five and Dime is an intimate basement bar with a cool ambiance. While they don't serve food, they offer a unique experience with old vinyl records spinning and tasty specialty drinks. It's an ideal spot for pre-gaming before a night on the town.

Churchill's Pub & Steakhouse

Churchill's Pub & Steakhouse is a hidden gem known for its incredible mussels. From seafood chowder to bacon-wrapped scallops, the food is outstanding. The atmosphere is cozy, and the service is superb, making it perfect for a special evening.

Britt's Pub and Eatery Uptown

Britt's Pub and Eatery Uptown is famous for its Chicken & Waffle Poutine and delicious specialty drinks. The Dragon Noodle dish is a must-try, and the Spinach dip and Cubano sandwich are out of this world. With friendly staff and top-notch cocktails, it's a local favorite.

Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub

Cask & Kettle offers a cozy atmosphere and hearty Irish flavors. Try the Ploughman’s Board, Shepherd’s Pie, or the Galway Fries. The restaurant is a great place to relax and savor your meal while enjoying views of the harbor.

Saint John Ale House

Saint John Ale House offers a comfortable waterfront dining experience. The chowder, mussels, and burgers are phenomenal. Enjoy a red wine flight or a gin and tonic variation while taking in views of the harbor. The service is fun and friendly.

East Coast Pub and Grill

East Coast Pub and Grill has outstanding options like the farmers' breakfast and fish cake breakfast. The food and drinks are plentiful, the service is great, and it's a perfect place to start or end your day.

Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Hopscotch Whisky Bar is a paradise for whisky enthusiasts. Enjoy top-shelf whiskeys and creative cocktails. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, making it a great spot for a nightcap or a unique cocktail experience.


O'Leary's is the place to be for great local beer and live music. Keith's Irish songs and local beer create a superb experience. The steak sandwich, chicken naanwich, and appie plate are all winners here.

Whether you're in the mood for a cozy pub, a lively sports bar, or a hidden gem, Saint John's bars have something for everyone. Join us on a tour of these fantastic establishments and raise a glass to unforgettable nights in this charming city. Cheers!


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