Friends Lounge - Gander NL

Friends Lounge - Gander NL

Eat. Drink. Make friends-is the motto of this local bar nestled in Gander, located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in Canada. The town has a population of just under 12,000, and this popular watering hole serves many of the locals throughout the year. Known for its airport, the town played a major role in helping stranded passengers when American airspace was closed due to the 9/11 attacks.

Menu & Design

“This place was a great place for food and drinks while we traveled around NL. The food is 5 stars as well. The staff was exceptionally friendly and we enjoyed our visit with them. It's family friendly for lunch and dinner. Highly suggest making a visit to Friends,” a reviewer noted. The menu offers everything from pizza to poutine, with hamburgers and steaks cooked to order and a sumptuous dessert menu including their famous chocolate eruption.

A rustic and traditional bar, the log-laden lower walls give way to paneled wood extending to the ceiling. The bar height communal tables are supported by elegantly carved wood poles, while big screen TVs remind patrons that this is a modern bar with all the amenities. Simple and rugged utilitarian grey carpeting covers the floor. Beer signs and a jukebox promise a good night out for all.


The bar area further accentuates the rustic feel of the space, with a tasteful solid wood bar counter supported by more wood. The natural grains and textures of the wood encompassing the bar add visual interest, while the comfortable bucket seats of the bar stools beckon guests to sit for a spell and enjoy their drinks. Unimposing rows of bottles adorn the shelves, hinting at good times to come.

Mauro Bucket Chair & Mauro Swivel Bucket Bar Stool

The local bar is a central point in small towns, offering residents a comfortable place to go to socialize and catch up on the latest news and gossip. It is not only expected, but natural for such a bar to choose seating that allows patrons to relax in luxury while enjoying their drinks or meals. Friends Lounge chose seating from our Mauro line of bucket chairs and bar stools, a wise decision indeed.

Our Premium Mauro Bucket Chair is designed with user comfort in mind. Offering a wide and encompassing bucket seat on its rugged fully welded metal frame, this chair is built for heavy use. Offering a choice of 3 vinyl colors, the chair is shown above in dark brown premium vinyl upholstery. Great for bars, clubs, and lounges, it will allow guests to remain seated for extended periods without discomfort. The black powder coated frame resists scratches, ensuring that the chair will remain in good condition after years of use.

Offered with a unique 360-degree swivel function, our Mauro Swivel Bucket Bar Stool gives guests the ability to turn to face the action on the big screen, or to engage others in conversation without hassle. Constructed with a fully welded metal frame for durability, its comfortable padded vinyl seat promotes relaxation and good times. Its premium vinyl upholstery is available in 3 color options, customizable to fit into a variety of locales with ease. Perfect for clubs, bars, and lounges, this stool will provide a memorable bar experience for guests.

Solid Wood Plank Table Top

What is a rustic venue without an abundance of wood? Our premium Solid Wood Table Top is perfectly at home here, with its natural finish matching the walls and bar. Its unique grains and textures provide visual interest, while the timeless and classic look of the tops adheres to the overall design theme.

At the bar

Our Solid Wood Plank Table Top is shown above in natural finish. With a variety of wood finishes available, each crafted with a 7-stage staining process, this durable top can fit in a range of traditional or rustic venues. Fully customizable in shape and size, this American made piece is constructed with a 1 ½” thickness for resilience and strength.

If you are ever in the neighborhood of Gander, be sure to stop by and visit this local favorite. You won’t be disappointed. Find out more about the restaurant at Friends Lounge Facebook page