Fredericton is a surprisingly impressive destination for local beer, with neighbourhood bars and pubs serving up the best New Brunswick has to offer. If beer isn’t your thing, we know where you can grab a world-class wine or a fine spirit. Check out our list and let your adventure begin!
Head to King Street Ale House for New Brunswick’s largest selection of specialty beer, served up in a casual, classy atmosphere. Choose from 24 beers on tap, including local brews like Grimross, Picaroons and Shiretown, along with other Canadian breweries and European offerings. The bottle selection is even bigger, with over 140 different beers from all over the world. Once you’ve decided which beer to sample, pair it with delicious house-made pub food. Be sure to try the pork belly, brined and smoked on-site.
For a sophisticated night out, grab a table at Corked Wine Bar. From the elegant and inviting interior to the excellently-curated wine list, Corked offers the perfect ambiance for an intimate evening with friends. Take your taste buds on a trip around the globe with each glass!
The Snooty Fox has the vibe of a classic English pub, with hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, and oak finishing. Enjoy a drink on the rooftop patio, or tuck in to their menu of classic pub fare. The hand-made burgers and fresh cut fries are delectable, but the BBQ chicken nachos are the true standout.
Prefer an Irish pub? The James Joyce Pub in the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook is your spot. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the James Joyce offers Irish pub fare and scenic river views from its outdoor patio. Most importantly, however, is the standout lineup of local craft beers. The James Joyce serves beer, cider, and mead from almost all of the breweries in New Brunswick on tap. Order a sampler flight to try all the flavours of the province.
The Lunar Rouge Pub is Fredericton’s oldest pub, a traditional maritime watering hole with large cozy booths, stained glass, and an ever-popular patio. Part of the Rouge’s claim to fame is its impressive whiskey collection, boasting over 550 different brands, making it one of the largest in North America. Not a fan of whisky? The Rogue has a great selection of beer, including local craft options from Picaroons, as well as a hearty pub grub menu.