Welcome to The Merchant Tavern

The Merchant Tavern pays homage to hard-working people who appreciate fine fare and spirits – using fresh ingredients from local purveyors.

To make a reservation find us on OpenTable. You can also find our contact information by clicking the three lines under our logo on the top right side of our website.

For our indoor Chef’s rail and bar seating we have walk in space available.

For our outdoor patio seating we work in a first come first serve fashion.



Monday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Monday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Thursday: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Friday: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: Closed


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Our history

For hundreds of years, merchants have played a role in the development of St. John’s and the province. Merchants came from England and supplied resident fishing families with the goods and equipment necessary for this industry. These merchants would frequent taverns or pubs where they would discuss the business of the day over food & drink.