Saint John Beer Guide: Your Saint John guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Saint John

“Great bottle shop in the centre of the city with a really good range of NB beers in bottle & can all in a massive chiller. Think they even had a tap pouring area for growlers.“
Jerseyislandbeer 347 days ago
26 /100 60 WATER ST
“I visited this open fronted warehouse with 10 or so taps to be told they can only fill growlers and not able to even have a 10oz glass on site. Disappointing.. they directed me to a hostel a block away that served there beers which I didn't fancy visiting.“
Jerseyislandbeer 350 days ago
78 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Best place in town I found that is brewing it's own craft ale on site. A good ambiance & friendly service. A choice of 7 or so different beers on tap. The saison I had was outstanding.“
Jerseyislandbeer 350 days ago
“Nice outside patio seating on Prince William Street, and good tasty food. From the honey wheat ale I tried the beers a fairly average.“
Jerseyislandbeer 350 days ago
60 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“I like the place and vibe. Old school with mix of locals and tourists. No samplers, had few beers there were not bad. Service was not very attentive, had to go my self to get some water for us....Food was not bad, had better during trip.“
Radek Kliber 1035 days ago
“Magasin d’État similaire aux autres. Sélection intéressante mais limitée, au moins on y trouve facilement du Trailway. Service sympathique et prix intéressant.“
Whatup14 1041 days ago
76 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Unassuming small brewpub, inviting atmosphere, casual, clean, and friendly. Experienced this on a Friday afternoon, not busy but steady.Three beers on tap due to recent city events and tourism consuming inventory. Anniversary Amber Ale was outstanding. Nice malt balance, not hoppy, caramel and slight pine. Tempered with a strong ABV that really gave it a nice rounded flavor. Chatted with regulars coming in for growler fills and all praised ongoing quality. Brought back a growler of Amber and enjoyed a week later. Outstanding.“
LockysBar 1044 days ago
60 /100 95 LANSDOWNE AVE.
“Pub-style restaurant with 9 beers on tap, also some bottles. Waitress knew nearly nothing of the beer, chalkboard menu didn’t list brewers or styles. Food order was okay, fish and chips was quite good. But all of the little things that we asked for (no dipping sauce for the kids, gravy on the chips, a copy of our receipt) were ignored. Not a great place, but an okay place to stop if you don’t want to eat in a hotel.“
Quick3Beers 1045 days ago
72 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Busy brewpub located near my cruise ship and in downtown St. John. Five taps of their beers and a limited bottle selection. Decent beers brewed here. No complaints on service or price.“
RobertDale 1355 days ago
76 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Easy walking distance from the port. Nice tight bar area with several tables in front room and several along the side/back area. Beers were solid selection was good. Some bottles. WIFI available. Staff friendly attentive and have knowledge of the beers. Cozy warm place on a cold rainy day.“
decaturstevo 1359 days ago
“Ok stop in. WIFI available. Decent selection. Nice cozy downstairs bar area excellent for drinkiing beer on a cold rainy day. If you have only one stop in the area there are several brewpubs nearby. If you want to sit down and relax with a beer this is a good place for that. People beside me ordered chowder. They said it was great. It was a huge portion that neither of them could finish.“
decaturstevo 1360 days ago
“Decent beer selection, good oysters, knowledgeable service“
thorongil2 1734 days ago
66 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Visited Aug-2011. Great location! Ate some bruschetta, which was pretty decent. Place has a huge sunny ceiling and fun laminated cartoons on all the tables. Beers were in good shape, tried a couple that were fine but not going to knock any socks off. Staff was friendly (if a little slow at the end getting our bill). Would recommend if already in the area.“
mabel 2010 days ago
“Nice atmosphere of wood and brick combo (medium lighting) with seating at the bar, tables or the patio. They have a decent selection of beers on tap or in bottles (better selection than the taps) as well as wine and liquor. The food was Canadian pricey but good. “
fiveacestx 2133 days ago
70 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Nice place to stop in downtown St. John. Good little beer selection of their own stuff from light to dark ales. Decent food and good prices. Always received great service here too, would recommend to anyone and will be back when I’m in the area.“
Reimer96 2312 days ago
76 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Drove 10 hours from NJ for 8 days in the Maritimes and Saint John was our first as a craftbeer lover...Big Tide was my first stop in Saint John. Although the craftbeer pickings in NB are slim...this establishment is actually not bad at all...and certainly a great find after our lengthy travels. I found the people very welcoming and helpful and the food (just had appetizers) quite good. Although none of the beers were stongly hoppy as I prefer...I was not expecting those styles to be common in the eastern provinces. Nonetheless, the beer was very decent and one of their ales quite close to my preferred style even if a bit mild. I would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling through Saint John or on their way to/from the Bay of Fundy sites.“
PRBeer 2473 days ago
66 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“This one was a solid little brewpub. Nothing special, but worth a stop in Saint John, especially if you are looking for craft beer as there are not really any destination places in town.“
ben4321 2528 days ago
“A local place, but I hardly ever go there. If you were coming from out of town this is a decent place to try some regional craft beers, no other place in town has more. However, as a local it is deeply disappointing as there is rarely anything available that cannot be bought for less at the provincial liquor store. The food here is good, but a bit overpriced and overworked for pub food. Fois gras poutine? Draft is $7 a pint, which is probably the highest price in town, but that’s what you pay for a trendy/touristy kind of place. I’ve found service is a little inconsistent, especially if it is busy.“
HeistAlmighty 2963 days ago
“Visited on a very very wet Thursday eve. Nice enough old style wooden panel type place, pretty quiet except for the rock classics on the stereo. Not my local area but good looking beer selection on tap and bottles, tasty food and the young lady serving was very helpful. Expensive (even coming from London) but that may be a Canada issue I suspect.“
JorgeLee 2974 days ago
72 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Nice little brew pub. has three or four of their beers on tap while I was there. Decent prices for the area...12 oz glass for $5 and 20 oz and 20oz for $7. Has a nice view of brewing area near the entrance and bar. Playful atmosphere..each table has an old cartoon on it. The beers are lightly filtered and easy drinking style but still worth the visit while in the area. “
Bendrixian 3196 days ago
72 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“Funky little place in the heart of Saint John. Good food. Nice ambiance. Selection featured about 5 or 6 choices. We had the "wood", a selection of four brews. Included the bitter, IPa, hefe and ESB. I ended up with a 20 oz glass of the double IPA. Very good. Not sure how value compares to other places. Very good and decent overall.“
MaBeer1972 3214 days ago
68 /100 47 PRINCESS ST
“2011-08-01. Came in for lunch and sat in a booth in the bar area. I quite like the posters laminated on the tables - ours was Scooby Doo- Atmosphere was pubby, a bit dark and sparse, and overly warm today.We later discovered that there is a second dining area, with a huge window open onto the street, and was much nicer. Food was decent. I quite enjoyed my fish burger, though it needed a bit more sauce (I thought 50 cents for a side of mayo was a bit cheeky, but didn’t bother to protest). Server was friendly but a bit slow when it came time to get our bills. House beers were hit and miss, but generally decent. I would come back if I was in town but probably wouldn’t go too far out of my way if I wasn’t already going to Saint John.“
jercraigs 3249 days ago
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