Some Canadians say (regarding places with strange names), “If you’ve never heard of it or think it could not possibly be a real placename; then, it’s probably in Newfoundland.”
Don’t believe us? Then try these Nfld., place names:
CBTG’s (pronounced “CEEBEETEEGEE’S”). Is a popular St. John’s watering hole whose name is (almost) an unpronouncable acronym.
It stands for, The Closest Bar To Gulliver’s (Taxi). Which presumably allows you easy access a cab to help you stumble home safely after a night out.
Ian Newton, who owns and operates Ceebeeteegee’s, comes to the Canadiana every year to catch the North by Northeast Music Festival or Canadian Music Week. He’s here again for the 2012 edition of CMW. It is yet another scouting trip to find possible bands for his club.
So when you visit Newfoundland, drop into “CBTG’s” – The Closest Bar To Gulliver’s (Taxi Service) located at 338A Water Street, St, John’s. (Tell them that the Canadiana Backpacker’s Inn sent you!)
CBTG’s (top two floors above Subway). Entrance via hidden/raised patio around the corner.
See? We weren’t kidding about the strange place names!