Nightlife in Newfoundland and Labrador

3.7 bars
per 10,000 residents
24 bars
on George St., St. John's
19 years
minimum drinking age in NL

What to expect on a night out?

Live music is a very popular form of entertainment all across bars inNewfoundland and Labrador. Every night of the week you will find bars across the province hosting one of many great musicians that call NL home.

As far as the provinces go, Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest concentrations of bars per capita in the Canada. There are 3.87 bars for every 10,000 residents.

Though you will find some nightclubs scattered across the province, they aren't the most popular venue. If you go out, you will most likely end up in a pub or sit down bar.

Festivals and events

Music festivals

Every year there are so many music festivals happening across the province, and ever year will find the right one for them. If you want to listen to some traditional folk music, go to the Folk Festival in St. John's, or if you are looking for something more alternative, there is the Lawnya Vawnya festival. Of course we cannot forget about the George Street Festival in St. John’s and the SalmonFestival in Grand-Falls Windsor. There are many to choose from.

Cultural festivals

There are many cultural festivals in Newfoundland and Labrador. Whether you are a theater fan or prefer the cinema you will find the right festival for you. Some of the most popular festivals around are the Nickel Film Festival in St. John's, Comedy at Woody Point in Woody Point or the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity.

Food and drinks festivals

If you are food lover, you will love Newfoundland and Labrador. Not only is the province is going through a restaurant renaissance but there have always been many food festivals happening around the province. Some of  them are Mary's Harbour Crab Festival happening in Mary's Harbour in Labrador, Brigus Blueberry Festival in Brigus or the BrewSKI Craft Beer Festival in Clarenville.

Other festivals and events

There are many other festivals happening throughout the year. Some are very specific to Newfoundland like the Mummer's Parade in St. John's and you will find many others. A good place to find events and festivals is this link right here.

Craft Breweries

average price per pint of beer
Newfoundland and Labrador has seen a craft brewery renaissance in recent years. While craft brewing is no stranger to the province, there are a number of new breweries and brewpubs that capitalize on local ingredients and flavours. St. John's has seen the biggest rise of numbers in the brewing world, however you will find amazing flavours all across the island. Some breweries to highlight outside of St. John's are are Port Rexton Brewing in Port Rexton, Split Rock Brewing in Twillingate or Iron Rock Brewing in Labrador City. Wherever you end up in Newfoundland and Labrador, it will not be far for a good pint of beer.