A popular brunch, dinner and drinking spot, the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse serves up a combination of traditional British and Irish pub grub as well as burgers, seafood platters and numerous vegetarian options. British, Irish and Canadian brews are on tap and the bar is open extra late most nights. Every night, there is live music from local bands and often Irish dancing on Sunday afternoons.
The Carleton is located right at the corner of Argyle and Prince Street, in the heart of beautiful downtown Halifax. This restaurant has an extensive menu that specializes in American cuisine and seafood; don't forget to try out the BBQ Ribs and Maple Blackened Salmon which have been loved by their regulars. There's also a variety of drinks and spirits to choose from at the well-stocked bar at this place. The Carleton hosts a large number of live music performances, and hence is a popular spot for music lovers in the city. Since the restaurant is located in a residential building, the music tries to stay away from the rock n roll type sounds, and is more inclined towards softer tunes. This place also serves as a launch pad for emerging talent, and is known to encourage budding artists.
After a night of partying, there is nothing like a hearty burger or some classic Canadian poutine, and this restaurant is happy to oblige. Open into the early morning hours, Willy’s is considered to be one of the best late night restaurants in town. The menu is simple and short but each item, whether it is the Veggie Burger, the Cheesesteak and Fries or the Large Poutine, is cooked to perfection. If you've got a hankering for midnight munches, this is definitely the place to come to.
The Carleton Hotel building has given way to a spectacular cocktail bar, replete with a moonlit atrium, intimate seating and a splendid line-up of cocktails. Maintaining the perfect balance between cozy dining and alfresco charm, the Lot Six Bar & Restaurant features inventive and seasonal cocktails, alongside a smattering of old classics. Examples include the scotch-infused Black Eye, the House of Bourbon with a drop of brandy and Earl Grey tea and the heady Agave Fix with a thimbleful of tequila and mezcal. The food further elevates this experience, with eclectic small plates, shared plates and charcuterie boards curated to keep up with the divine libations. The staff is knowledgeable and thoughtful, although the prices incline toward the steeper end. Reservations are taken for the atrium only.
The Stubborn Goat, in downtown Halifax is where you'd find an interesting bar program coupled with comfort food done up with a unique, gourmet twist. The bar menu focuses on a great variety of draft and craft beers - they have stouts, pale ales, porters, lagers, ciders, barley wines, you name it! If beer isn't your poison, The Stubborn Goat offers a broad selection of cocktails and wine too. Delectable, North-American fare dominates the food menu here, expect several burgers, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, steaks and lots more. They also have a section dedicated to share-able small plates, making it the perfect spot to catch up with old friends over a few pints and great food.
Burrito Jax is known among the locals for their budget-friendly and healthy food. They have taken the quintessential burrito and woven a delectable story around this Mexican dish to impress your palate in more than one way. All you have to do is: select your filling, choose the salsa, then the sauce and the extras and you have got yourself a delicious treat without burning a hole in your wallet. This is a perfect place for a lunch detour during your escapade through the city.
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.
Opened in 1999, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen has been growing strong with each passing year with their delectable Lebanese fare. Owned and run by the Nahas family, it has become a local staple for Downtown residents for shawarmas, falafels and Lebanese pizzas. Emphasizing on using local products to retain freshness, their street food fare scores high on flavor, texture and deliciousness. Dig into their beef donair, falafel, shawarma, souvlaki, Donair Pizza and Chicken Shawarma Pizza. Don't be surprised if this late-night diner becomes a regular haunt for your shawarma indulgence.