The Best Bars in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Downtown Halifax | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Downtown Halifax | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Photo of Kate Horodyski
11 September 2017

There’s no doubt about it—Haligonians love to party. With one of the most bars per capita in all of Canada, there’s a bar for every occasion. Check out some of the best that the city has to offer.

Halifax Alehouse

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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If hitting the dance floor is more your style, you’ll love a night out at the Halifax Alehouse. Open until 3:30 am, this downtown hot spot strikes the perfect balance between a laid-back pub and a late-night bar. Live music and bartenders dressed in old-fashioned barkeep costumes round out the atmosphere.

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant, Bar, Pub Grub, Seafood, Canadian, $$$
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The gorgeous Lot Six Bar & Restaurant will have you feeling like you’re in Europe rather than Halifax. The glass-ceilinged atrium is an excellent place to enjoy some of their amazing cocktails and killer menu items. Just be sure to make a reservation as the weekends fill up well in advance.

Split Crow Pub

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Known as Nova Scotia’s Original Tavern, the original Split Crow opened in 1749 and was the first liquor license granted in the province. Over 250 years later, it continues to be one of the most popular spots in the city and retains a uniquely Nova Scotian vibe. You’re guaranteed to have a good time at this Halifax institution.

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