Best Pubs and Lounges in Halifax (Self Guided), Halifax

Halifax is a busy city that has an active nightlife scene. With plenty of pubs and lounges to enjoy a cocktail or local beer, live music performances can also be found. Take the following tour to discover the best places in Halifax to enjoy your evening and receive great service.
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Best Pubs and Lounges in Halifax Map

Guide Name: Best Pubs and Lounges in Halifax
Guide Location: Canada » Halifax (See other walking tours in Halifax)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Seahorse Tavern
  • The Split Crow Pub
  • The Old Triangle
  • Halifax Alehouse
  • Maxwell's Plum
  • Economy Shoe Shop
  • Niche SupperClub
The Seahorse Tavern

1) The Seahorse Tavern

The Seahorse Tavern, opened in 1948, is one of Halifax’s most popular live music venues, featuring punk, metal and indie. In addition to great music, guests can enjoy a from a good selection of drinks and for a more relaxing atmosphere it includes a back room lounge.
The Split Crow Pub

2) The Split Crow Pub

The Split Crow Pub, one of the oldest places in Halifax to have a drink, was opened in 1890 and named in honor of Nova Scotia’s first pub. Its variety of drinks, particularly beer, is astonishing and the atmosphere is always cheerful and festive. Live music is offered, including the popular Forty Fingers and Little Fish. It also features a gift shop selling T-shirts, sweaters, postcards, beer mugs and many other products branded with the Split Crow Pub logo.
The Old Triangle

3) The Old Triangle

The Old Triangle, a traditional Irish pub which gets its name from an Irish song, was established by Gerry Guest, Brian Doherty and Kevin Evans. The first floor, also called Tigh An Cheoil, is a live music venue, the second floor, the Pourhouse, is a great place to socialize, and the Snug, on the upper floor, is more intimate and offers private booths. It also features an amazing selection of beers and great music.
Halifax Alehouse

4) Halifax Alehouse

The Halifax Alehouse, located in a brick building from 1893, preserves the city’s history and traditions through its stunning architecture, décor, great service and menu. It features a popular selection of local beers and its staff wears traditional pub outfits. Each night includes a different event, such as live music performances and karaoke.
Maxwell's Plum

5) Maxwell's Plum

Maxwell's Plum features about 150 types of beer, 60 of them on tap. Many brands are locally produced and are difficult to find outside the city. Besides an enormous selection of beers and other beverages, it features several large screen televisions for events like the Oscars or the Olympics.
Economy Shoe Shop

6) Economy Shoe Shop

The Economy Shoe Shop, opened in 1995 by David Henry and Victor Syperek, has grown into one of the most popular lounges and live music venues in Halifax. With the addition of the Backstage, the Diamond Bar and the Belgian Bar, it now hosts monthly art shows and popular jazz concerts each week. Its interior is stunning and a great menu of drinks and food is also available.
Niche SupperClub

7) Niche SupperClub

Niche SupperClub, a classy and posh lounge located in the heart of the city, features a menu full of delicious dishes and a great selection of wines, spirits, cocktails and other drinks. Offering jazz and alternative jazz, you will find some of Halifax’s most talented musicians playing here.

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