Best bets for events

Four places you gotta go before the show

It's the summer of Johnny Depp at alFresco filmFest.
It's the summer of Johnny Depp at alFresco filmFest.

Before you take in Maritime Classic Cars' annual Cruisin' Quinpool (July 21, 7:30pm), stop in at Freeman's Little New York (6092 Quinpool Road, 429-0241), where the bright green patio is a people watcher's (and car lover's) dream.

It's the summer of Johnny Depp at alFresco filmFesto (Halifax waterfront, July 27-August 24), but you'll need to warm up when the sun goes down, so pop into the Waterfront Warehouse (1549 Lower Water Street, 425-7610). The huge patio is steps from the boardwalk, adorned with flags, lights and nautical rope. They've got oysters and a honkin' wine list, too.

You may have heard this is an Olympic year (July 27-August 12), and the Olympics aren't for hogging your 60-incher all to yourself, they're for camaraderie and national pride expressed in large groups, so get in on the action via one of the Lion's Head Tavern & Grill's (3081 Robie Street, 455-0181) many TVs, then step out on the patio to yell at rival supporters. If you're into cycling, these rules also apply to the Tour de France (June 30-July 22).

Z103's Summer Rush takes over Alderney Landing on August 6, so get some fortification against screaming teens first with a refined time at Nectar Social House (62 Ochterloney Street, 406-3363), the Dartmouth favourite hosts 40 people in the back on a secluded patio featuring a water fountain (featuring a fireplace within that water fountain, boom), umbrellas and gas heaters for when the chill blows in.

About The Author

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Recent Comments