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5 Amazing Locations In Saint John’s Best New Neighbourhood

When you think of a historic district, you probably don’t think of an up and coming neighbourhood full of cool bars, breweries, markets, art galleries, pubs, and shops. But that’s exactly what Trinity Royal district is in Saint John, New Brunswick’s Uptown. The beautiful stone and brick architecture constructed in the late 1800’s is reason enough to stroll the neighbourhood, but here are five must-do stops if you’re visiting the borough.


Picaroons General Store

Picaroons is an incredible microbrewery and tap that can’t be missed. The General Store space is awesome and includes a brewery, a growler fill station, taproom, Picaroons retail space, and plenty of stools and table space to sit down and have a pint. Although food isn’t served, the delicious Locavore Cafe next door makes a great sandwich, and visitors to the General Store are welcome to indulge.

Where: 32 Canterbury Street
Hours: 10am-10pm
(506) 648-9834


Eighty Three Bar Arcade

Eighty Three is a special spot. Once you pay cover, this bar allows you to play classic arcade games from the 80’s and 90’s absolutely free and as much as you want. It’s tough to deny the idea of a beer and classics such as Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders. To top it all off, the bar streams music videos from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, with a sprinkling of today’s top 40. Good times are sure to ensue.

Where: 42 Princess Street
Hours: 4pm-12am


Five And Dime

Come on down tonight and listen to some records with us while we enjoy a fresh keg of #foghorns bitter

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Vinyl bars are sweet, and Five and Dime is definitely best-in-class. With a visible and large vinyl collection, this bar is all about the music. Regular DJ’s spin records, but many nights and events encourage visitors to bring their own vinyl. It’s this open atmosphere that’s created a great space to share records, trade records, and talk music — with a good beer as well. To top it all off, the bar serves pizza and appetizers from Italian by Night, a restaurant upstairs.

Where: 34 Grannan Lane
Hours: 5pm-late
(506) 898-0020


Trinity Galleries

Gallery hopping is a great way to spend a day. Trinity Royal has quite a few galleries you can jump around to, but the Trinity Galleries might be the can’t-miss of the bunch. The incredible restored two story gallery space features an array of Canadian and Maritime artists. Definitely worth checking out.

Where: 128 Germain St
Hours: Monday – Closed, Tuesday to Friday 10:30am – 5pm, Saturday 10:30am – 4pm, Sunday – Closed
Phone: (506) 634-1611


Saint John City Market


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We love the Saint John City Market and have spoken about it at length. This Canadian National Historic Site houses spots such as North Market Seafood, who boasts they have the best smoked salmon in the country, and Slocum and Ferris, the business responsible for the infamous DLT: Dulse (seaweed), lettuce, and tomato. If you’re checking out Trinity Royal, you’ve got to go.

Where: 47 Charlotte Street
Hours: Monday – Friday – 7:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday – 7:30am – 5:00pm, Closed Sundays


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