With Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan in full swing, Halifax patio season is thriving this summer! With the sunshine and heat in full effect, we know that you’ve been craving a chilled glass of your favourite craft beer or cocktail. Halifax’s North End is home to some of the best restaurants in the city and also some of the most fun and eclectic patios. Here is your guide to 10 of the best North End Halifax patios to sip on all summer long! Order a pint and a bite, sit back and enjoy the company and the sunshine.
1. Studio East Food+Drink
Studio East offers a unique blend of Asian fare, the best of local craft brew, and vibrant, original cocktails on their outdoor patio. Enjoy a delicious patio meal and spend some time at The Commons, located right across the street, for the perfect afternoon date.
2. Good Robot Brewing Co.
Good Robot Brewing Co. is known for their eclectic, eccentric, and whimsical vibes and their passion for what they do is apparent from the moment you step foot on their GastroTurf (that’s beer garden featuring AstroTurf). Enjoy delicious brews, a wide variety of culinary delights and fun times.
3. The Lion’s Head Tavern
The Lion’s Head Tavern is a friendly neighbourhood pub with over 50 years of history in the North End. They recently opened their new rooftop terrace overlooking the Hydrostone area with exclusive drinks including frozen cocktails, sangria and signature specials!
4. Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde is an intimate pub in the North End with a cool, gothic vibe. They offer fresh and delicious food options, great service, and a variety of local craft beer on tap in these super cool beakers. Their outdoor patio is a gorgeous spot for a romantic date night dinner or a brew stop on your patio crawl.
5. Chain Yard Urban Cidery
Be sure to stop by Halifax’s first Cidery dedicated to making awesome, unique and traditional ciders made from 100% Nova Scotia apples. Date night suggestion: Order a flight and few bar bites from their in-house restaurant, Unchained Kitchen, for a fun and delicious night out on their patio!
6. The Stillwell Freehouse
The Stillwell Freehouse embraces the aesthetic of local neighbourhood pubs found in towns across the U.K. They offer a fine selection of local and international craft beers including signature brews of course from Stillwell Brewing!
7. The Brown Hound Pub
Did you know that many patios in Halifax are dog friendly? And none is more fitting to bring your favourite pooch to then The Brown Hound! This cozy pub has an intimate outdoor patio perfect for date night or a nigh tout with your close friends. They offer a daily Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. as well that’s perfect for some after-work brews.
8. Bar Kismet
This intimate, family-owned and operated restaurant & bar is serving up inventive cocktails, thoughtfully curated wine, fresh seafood and the BEST homemade pasta. Their menus are updated weekly so that you’ll get a fresh, new experience each time you visit!
9. The Local
The Atrium at The Local is one of the most picture perfect patios in the North End! Enjoy pop up kitchens throughout the week, live jazz music on Wednesdays, Funky Exploration on Thursdays and Happy Hour daily from 4-7.
10. Hopyard Beer Bar
This eclectic beer bar has one of the most comprehensive collection of craft beer in the city. They feature many locally-owned breweries in the Maritimes and across North America to allow guests to enjoy local favourites. They also launch a new food menu every two weeks so each visit is unique!
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