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“George Street - By Day & By Night!” 4 of 5 stars
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George Street
George Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H7, Canada
709-722-7634
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Ranked #11 of 85 things to do in St. John's
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: The entertainment center of St. John's, offering events, nightlife and shopping.
St. John's, Canada
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“George Street - By Day & By Night!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

George Street is a short street with bars on both sides right the way down the street. For lunch, I'd recommend the excellent fish and chips at Kelly's Pub (they also do very inexpensive but very good steak! and a variety of other pub food). Greensleeves is another spot you could try for lunch. For a more varied menu, try Bridie Molloy's, where you'll find local and Irish themed dishes. (Their "sister" restaurant, The Celitc Hearth - part of the same building but accessed via Water Street which runs parallel to George Street - is 24 hours). At night, George Street is busy and loud, especially at the weekend! It is a great spot to hear some excellent local music. If Jazz or Blues is your thing, head to the Fat Cat, where some of the best blues musicians in town hang out. If you are more into traditional Newfoundland music, or Irish music, there is a lot of choice. O'Reilly's has been a fixture on George Street for years and some of the bands that play there include The Irish Descendants and The Masterless Men. It gets busy and sometimes has line-ups depending upon who is playing that night and how many conventions are in town! Bridie Molloy's has bands like Hagdown and The Pints! and is a great place to meet friends; with a large dining area at the back and a bar at the front, you can listen to the music while you eat, drink, or dance. The Rob Roy is a place where a lot of students and young people hang, with drink specials and some great music. A more recent spot, The Brimstone, is building a reputation for great live music and some recent bands have included The Punters, and the Chris Ryan band - great musicians and good fun with the crowd. I'd recommend taking a wander up and down the Street before you decide where to go - the music begins early and goes until around 2:30 a.m. so it's a marathon, not a sprint - and check out two or three places to get the best experience.

Visited May 2013
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Merrickville, Canada
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“Empty by day and overflowing by night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

What's there to say? If you like loud loud and louder then this is for you. A short street for pedestrians alone to stumble upon at will, without a care in their alcohol-soaked world.
Something to experience for a night, no more.
Always a good place if you are into people watching - studies in psychology abound here.

Visited May 2013
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I have traveled and worked all over the world but this street is the best by far, If you like a drink and a laugh then this is the street for you, Bars , Clubs fish and chips, everything is here. If you do end up here try and get screeched in what a laugh.

Visited May 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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“Party Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

No street in Canada can compare!!!
Dedicated to a party atmosphere with local musical talent... what more does a person want???

Visited September 2012
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Good fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Lots of choices for dining and dancing. Area feels safe and conveniently located downtown. NFLDers are quite friendly. Thanks for the hospitality!

Visited May 2012
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