The Stillwell Bar makes its way into Downtown Halifax's thriving bar repertoire with its beer collection, sourced from some of the best breweries this end of the coast. With 12 rotating craft beers on tap and a compelling snack menu by Chef Graeme Ruppel, this beer bar attracts droves of crowd from in and around the neighborhood. The space itself is modern and stylish, with exposed brick walls, subtle lighting and a large blackboard that displays the day's fares. Great for some much needed bond-time with friends or for a quick evening drink before you head into town.
The Bicycle Thief is a wonderful restaurant exuding a classy vibe. The place welcomes travelers and locals alike, and delights them with a menu that is a creative amalgamation of Italian-American food. Do try their Tuna Tartare, Lobster Chowder, and the Spaghettini Arrabbiata for lunch; if exploring The Bicycle Thief for supper then the mussels, pumpkin soup and the Red Ravioli come most recommended. The place carries an impressive selection of wines which perfectly complement the fare on offer. Overlooking the scenic waters, the restaurant is ideal for a romantic date with your special someone.
Housed in the fabulous The Prince George Hotel, Gio is a restaurant that's synonymous with an immensely enjoyable experience. Chic and sophisticated, replete with elegant decor and walls donned with beautiful artwork, the serene and stylish ambiance of this restaurants makes it ideal for a romantic date or a formal meal. The menu changes seasonally and features intricately crafted dishes inspired by flavors from across the world. Intricately crafted and plated to perfection, the food reflects the restaurants concept of dining in style. Feast on the signature Beef Carpaccio, Calamari and Pork Belly, that will instantly turn you onto a fan of the place. To complement your meal, you could call for a succinct glass of wine or opt for one of the bartender's signature concoctions.
Close to all major downtown hotels and a short walk away from the World Trade and Convention Center, the Five Fishermen Restaurant offers several seafood specialties that set it apart. They also do chicken and steaks and feature some excellent desserts like the Pecan Tart and the Date Pudding. The nautical setting, with its painted carvings of fishermen, the brick walls adorned with lobster traps and a fireplace, is cozy and welcoming. This place has one of the largest wine cellars in the city.
Experience Irish hospitality as you visit the Durty Nelly’s Pub. This restaurant is popular for serving authentic Irish cuisine and is famous specially for the Irish Breakfast, Nelly’s Breakfast, Guinness Braised Lamb Shank which are all must-trys. The delicious dishes are accompanied by an impressive list of beverages. You can choose from the classic Irish whiskey or signature cocktails on their menu to go with your meal. The ambiance of this restaurant is casual with intimate seating arrangement, making it a great place to catch up with your friends.
A place brimming with excitement, Bearly's is the venue for great music, fine drinks and scrumptious bites. Centered around the concept of vintage blues and jazz clubs, musicians keep the crowd tapping their feet with beautiful numbers. Take your pick from its exquisite collection of brews and spirits; sit back and enjoy some great performances put up by renowned artists from across the country. Add in special theme nights, featured bands and a fabulous comedy hour and karaoke night and you've got a place that you simply cannot miss.
Located on a quiet corner of Barrington Street, Obladee is a cozy, softly-lit space in Downtown Halifax. This lovely wine bar is the brainchild of owners and siblings Heather and Christian, and offers an extensive menu of red, white, sparkling and pink wines sourced from Europe and the West Coast. There are also several cellar wines procured from regions in France, Italy and parts of the Napa Valley. Shared plates designed to couple with the world wines also feature on the menu, including assorted charcuterie boards, world cheeses and baguettes. Couples can bond here over stellar wine, or one could unwind after a hectic week.
Established by Beverly Wilson and Paul Wilson, Reflections Cabaret opened its doors to patrons in 1996. The nightclub has gained a cult following among locals and tourists alike. You can enjoy their DJ parties or attend a live music concert. Comedy gigs and drag shows are also held here. The ambiance is boisterous with neon accents and dim lighting. The staff is quite prompt and the drinks are great. What's more! Reflections Cabaret is a pocket-friendly place. You can have a gala time without denting your wallet.
Eclectic watering hole with European flair, the Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar serves a wide variety of delicious cocktails, beers, and savory treats like burgers, mussels and nachos. Think of this hot spot as a four-in-one stop. The Belgian Bar, The Backstage, The Diamond Bar and the Economy Shoe Shop Café & Bar. There is always jazz, public readings and an ever-changing selection of artworks. This place is often packed on weekends, so be prepared to wait to be seated. A fantastic meeting place for locals and tourists.
Treat your taste buds to scrumptious pizzas at Freeman’s Little New York. This restaurant is known for serving a delicious meal featuring a variety of pizzas, delicious burgers, wraps, salads and much more. The food menu is followed by a refreshing beverage menu. This restaurant is known to serve some delicious options for the gluten-free dieters. Its casual ambiance and friendly staff is sure to make you want to come back for more. Its pocket-friendly menu and commendable service makes this place a local favorite.
Bistro Le Coq is a charming restaurant serving delectable French food. The place has a welcoming vibe; it's decorated beautifully to remind one of a quaint, French house. There are ample of seating spaces thereby making it perfect for larger parties, and the corner seats that let you soak in the ambiance, are ideal for romantic diners. The menu dictates quintessential French dishes, these are cooked to perfection and presented with elegance. Though the prices at Bistro Le Coq may seem a bit steep, this place leaves no stone unturned to make your meal a memorable one.