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O'Reilly's Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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15 George St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1M3, Canada
+1 709-722-3735
11:30 - 02:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

After arriving in newfoundland a day prior, my husband and I were looking for some nightlife action with live music. And boy did we find it!!! We heard George street doesn't really liven up until about midnight, but we headed out at 11, and snagged some great seats at the bartop right in front of an amazing band. The bar... More 

Thank Mandy B
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were in town visiting family over Christmas. My two sons and I were here for a couple of beers, some finger foods and good music. It was a fun afternoon. Food, beer, service and entertainment were top notch. Will definitely return in the near future.

Thank Keon14
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had late lunch here, I think I caught a shift change as service was slow. The food was good, as was the beer. I ate on the patio which is nice. I know I would not like George Street at night maybe if I was 30 years younger? I doubt even then...

Thank dt400blows
Slocan Park, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fergus O'Byrne was scheduled to be on a 5PM, and I got there a bit early and discovered his son, Fergus Brown-O'Bryne, was there playing around a table with about 8 other musicians. They were just finishing up their jam, but played another number for me and let me videotape. I had deep fried scallops (delicious!) and a red local... More 

Thank Marcia B
Tagish, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This Pub was referred to us by a local, It was great in a fun location on a stairway between streets. The Beef & Kidney pie was delicious, could have been served a bit warmer, but the flavor was there. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was great!

Thank mitchyc
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a pint. Live music all the time. Worth a look for sure. More relaxed during the week, usually packed on the weekend. Good mix of people.

Thank andrewlee709
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

George Street was pretty quiet, but there was live music here. We both had seafood and both meals were excellent. I had never thought about going here for food before until I seen it on trip advisor - would definitely return.

Thank Jill836
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you want to "kiss the cod", this place is where to do it. They have great local beer, and the sea food was very good. Kids can go in here until 8:30, so we took our little guy with us. The service was great. Food was great, and well kissing the cod was something you need to do while... More 

Thank LemonCalgary
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I booked a reservation here for 20+ people and the service, atmosphere, and food were amazing from start to finish. We were seated in an area away from the main crowd yet we could still hear the live music. Our server, Ken, was great. He was quick, efficient, and friendly. We opted to do the Screech In which Ken performed... More 

Thank Katie E
Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Got into St Johns on Sunday night and walked from the JAG hotel a few blocks away to get a little of the George Street experience. It was pretty quiet but O'Reilly's was still featuring live music with a wonderful singer that has traveled the world and sung with the likes of Michael Jackson and Adele. Fergus O'Byrne was excellent... More 

Thank Bethk1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 George St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-3735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?