Halifax, Nova Scotia
Collected by Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
1234-1222 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y4, Canada
Upstairs from the Henry House pub, the Drawing Room is the old rich uncle of the neighborhood bar. In a handsome, clubby room with dim lighting and comfy chairs, pore over a drink list divided by different time periods. You might sip a...
5688 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 1H5, Canada
Stillwell, one of Nova Scotia's most beloved beer bars, goes into pop-up mode for the summer, opening a converted shipping-container bar in a former performance space on the boardwalk. Pouring daily during the summer as long as the weather...
2534 Agricola St, Halifax, NS B3K 4C5, Canada
When your travel companion needs coffee but you're ready for a beer, the Lion & Bright is your answer. It's part café, part wine bar and open early to late; there's a small variety of things to eat, but you won't get any attitude if you just want...
2053 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B2, Canada
One of Halifax's most progressive restaurants, Edna has an urban aesthetic, an artisanal cocktail list that would be very much at home in New York or San Francisco, and a minimalist menu that's representative of Nova Scotia. You might try the...
11865 Highway #1, Grand Pré, NS B4P 2R3, Canada
How far will you go for a fresh cup of coffee? The Just Us! coffeehouse and roastery in Grand Pré is about an hour from Halifax in the Annapolis Valley. Not only is the coffee organic and fair trade, but the milk is local, the syrups and flavors...
1661 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B5, Canada
It's rare that a clothing store elicits rave reviews from both men and women, but the Biscuit General Store has achieved just that. It goes beyond the outfit and has been making friends out of customers long before social media existed. A modern...
1533 Birmingham St, Halifax, NS B3J 2J6, Canada
A truly great children's book store brings joy not only to kids, but to the adults making the purchases as well. An extra great store carries not only books, but also all the best toys, games, puzzles, and gifts to make kids not care about "screen...
70 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1C2, Canada
The coffee world keeps getting smaller. First, there was cheap, mass-produced beans like Folger's, then Starbucks introduced latte to the world's vocabulary, and now micro-roasteries are the next wave. Anchored Coffee is Nova Scotia's small-batch...
2011 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G8, Canada
Should you be despondent over the idea that letter writing is a dead art, the designs at Inkwell will revive your love of pen and paper. Featuring stationery and letterpress artwork that is modern, retro, minimalist, and ornate, the shop stocks...
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