I'm visiting St. John's in 3 weeks (september 22 to 28) and really excited to visit one of the oldest cities in North America but so far my research online via yelp, tripadvisor and google to turn up any establishments that are old has proved futile.
Some of the pubs seem pretty old, like the Duke of Duckworth, but they all look pretty heavily reno'd.
I realize St. John's is a contemporary, modern city but there has to be a few places that still operate that forgot about time? That, when you step into them, it feels like their is no other place on earth like it?
Of course, I know there's Signal Hill and the historic sites (feel free to comment on those too), of course I'll be visiting those. But when it's time to eat and drink, or sleep, the last thing I want to do is go to a place like Raymond's or Saltwater or sleep at a Hampton in (barf). I'm sure the food is great at the places I've mentioned and the experience very elegant, but it's not old and I've been there done that to death.
So my question is, where is the OLD? What are the oldest establishments in St. John's or the city's surrounding it?
Thanks!Edited: 28 August 2014, 22:41