Christian's Bar

Christian's Bar, St. John's: Address, Phone Number, Christian's Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Christian's Bar
4.5
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Best place to get Screeched In in Newfoundland. “A place that sense of occasion” New York Times Travel Magazine. #1 Screech In Ceremony (The Scope) Top 5 Deatinations in Atlantic Canada (Travelocity)
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Lesli
59 contributions
Best place to get Screeched In in Newfoundland.
Oct 2021
Had great fun even in the midst of the pandemic. Brian was great. He does this a couple of times a day everyday but still made us feel like he was having a good time! The mask on the cod was classic and the Newfoundland steak was.... Newfoundland steak!! Thanks Brian... Best place to get Screeched In in Newfoundland.
Written October 21, 2021
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Brenda H
Halifax, Canada174 contributions
Great beer and experience!
Oct 2021
Christian’s Bar has the best screeching in ceremony ever! The whole experience was truly Newfoundland! The owner Brian was very genuine, was very proud of his bar and very friendly! We learned some typical Newfoundland phrases! He even impressed everyone by remembering our names! This was a one of a kind experience and one we will not forget. We would highly recommend a stop at his place!
Written October 13, 2021
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Jai G
1 contribution
fun and frivolous
Oct 2021
I was showed attention that I've yet to receive in my hometown of Montreal. The bartenders cared and had energy and humor.
Written October 10, 2021
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Diane S
4 contributions
Best Newfoundland destination
Oct 2021 • Couples
Christian’s Bar had the best screeching in ceremony. The whole experience was truly Newfoundland right down to the language lessons so we could better understand some typical phrases. Owner Brian impressed us with remembering all our names and where we were from. If we could give more than 5 stars we certainly would have.
October 2021
Written October 5, 2021
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Christopher M
saskatoon32 contributions
Luke rocks!!! Unreal show and experience!!!
Sep 2021 • Couples
I’m real experience, CHEF LUKE is the king of Screeching. He is a scholar and a gentlemen, a true GEM.

Amazing experience.
Written September 30, 2021
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LAS1010
Burlington, Canada74 contributions
All round great experience.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great Experience - took part in the Screech ceremony to become an honorary Newfoundlander. Learned a lot. Laughed a lot. Kissed the Cod (with full Covid safety protocols) and did the shot. Good fun. Definitely an experience worth having.
Written September 11, 2021
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Cristina T
Mississauga, Canada6 contributions
A heart warming, fun, and educational experience, a must do in St. John's!
Jul 2021
While researching options for a low key, casual, yet fun way to celebrate my husband's birthday during our visit to St John's in early July, I came across the idea of a "screeching in" ceremony. Based on the reviews I read, Christian's bar seemed to be the best place, and it did not disappoint! The bar is quaint, charming, and chef Lukey creates a great atmosphere. The ceremony was a lot of fun: the music, the bologna steak cooked "a la chef Lukey", the tales, the screech, the jokes, and of course, kissing the cod. It was a unique, unforgettable experience, highly recommended for anyone looking to become an honorary Newfoundlander!
Written August 24, 2021
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Maureen047
Victoria, Canada78 contributions
A wonderful and fun experience!
Aug 2021
My sister and I got "screeched in" here last evening and it was so much fun! Chef Lukie was a great host and so entertaining. The fact that the cod has to wear a mask and participants cover their lips with a napkin because of Covid protocols was a bit of a relief - locking lips with a frozen fish was never on my bucket list - but it does take away some of the daring involved in the ceremony. However, the entire evening was an entirely great experience. Further, as a fan of Anthony Bourdain, Lukie's tribute to him at the end of the ceremony was poignant and appropriate given these strange times but in no way did it diminish the wonderful evening. What a great time we had!!
Written August 21, 2021
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LauraFurst
Hamilton, Canada4 contributions
Christian's should be your first stop--and then your last stop--in St. John's!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had so much fun getting screeched in by "Chef Lukie," we had to go back for another visit with Brian. Talk about salt of the earth, man. This guy not only got me excited to be in Newfoundland--his act made me feel proud to be Canadian. Amazing atmosphere, great little rustic pub space. Can't get much better when you're on the "day boil!" Thanks, Brian and staff! We'll see you again.
Written August 4, 2021
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Amazing testimonial Laura! Glad you and Tyler had a great experience and took the time to do this. Long May your big job draw:)
Written August 5, 2021
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CCOparis
Paris, France2 contributions
Screeching In
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing Screeching-In experience. Chef Lukie is highly entertaining. And very pandemic friendly with a mask wearing cod! A total hoot! A must if visiting St John’s!
Written July 30, 2021
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Awesome review! Cheers:)
Written August 5, 2021
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