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Address: George Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H7, Canada
Phone Number: 709-722-7634
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The entertainment center of St. John's, offering events, nightlife and...

The entertainment center of St. John's, offering events, nightlife and shopping.

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Party zone

We enjoyed the variety of restaurants and choices for music at night. But, we are 60 and almost 60 so it looked like the young folks take over late at night!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cyril T
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Huntsville, Canada
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As the title states, George st is full of fun. Mind you, it's the adult type. Lots of bars, beer and drinks and music. It's like Bourbon St of Canada. Even better than the olé electric Ave of Calgary (for those that remember).

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Thank Robert H
Victoria, Canada
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127 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During my time in St. John's I visited George St. four times at various times of the day. I couldn't put my finger on what disappointed me until I read a feature in The Overcast that described how this pedestrian zone could be so much more. Indeed, comparing it to some European market squares may seem unfair, but the point... More 

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Thank Robert T
Labrador, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Something you should experience at least once. Go for the live music or other entertainment, good eats in the down town area too!

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Thank QueenBee896
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the variety of restaurants and choices for music at night. But, we are 60 and almost 60 so it looked like the young folks take over late at night!

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Thank Cyril T
Montreal, Canada
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1,216 reviews
777 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 974 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on George Street on a Tuesday evening and the place was empty ! We went back on Friday and Saturday evenings and it was crowded !!! Parking is hard to find and you definitively need a reservation for a restaurant on Saturday evening !

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Thank belleretraite
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We aren't the bar type so George Street wasn't a favourite of ours. We did stop at one of the pub/restaurants for dinner and the entertainment was great. The man playing his guitar was enjoyable and sang just our kind of music. There were a good amount of obnoxious people stumbling up and down the road though, which for us,... More 

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Thank Courtney H
Port Franks
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited O'Reilly's Pub to get a taste of George Street and the local pub culture. We didn't have a lot of time but happy that we took the time to visit this street

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Sudbury, Canada
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184 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this would be a happening place in the summer months. We were there on a drizzly cold evening in September...so not much happening. Wish I could see it during busy times.

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Thank Travel-lady055
Courtenay, Canada
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457 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This street is shirt yet packed with eateries and pubs! Lots of music and never a dull moment. Anyone visiting must come here for it is a happening place!

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Thank Smoltman
Brampton. Ontario
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135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a lively spot to be on a Friday or Saturday night, this is it. It is loud and very crowded and very lively. It gives you a chance to pub crawl without travelling too far. You can find bars with live music or with a DJ. and dancing at all locations.

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