Best. Tuesday. Ever.

How to make the most out of a boring weekday night.

click to enlarge Rockbottom Brewery hosts one of dozens of trivia nights in town. - LENNY MULLINS
Rockbottom Brewery hosts one of dozens of trivia nights in town.

If Tuesday was a person, its favourite colour would probably be taupe. Sriracha would be much too spicy for Tuesday. Her name would be Linda and she definitely scrapbooks. Tuesdays are boring. The night of the week usually reserved for folding laundry, Tuesdays are the depressed cousin to the always stressed-out Monday. They’re sad and unmemorable.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Reader, you are in a city where Tuesdays mean happy hours, trivia nights and outdoor adventures. A quick Google search—or a visit to The Coast’s listings page—will show you all that this quaint regional municipality has to offer every day of the week. But here are a few things to brighten up a lame Tuesday night.

First up, make a team, drink some beer and answer questions. The Rockbottom Brewery (5686 Spring Garden Road) hosts trivia every Tuesday. Ditto Gus’ Pub (2605 Agricola Street), and Freeman’s (6092 Quinpool Road). If trivia isn’t your thing, there’s always a happy hour happening somewhere downtown. The most satiating happens every night from 9-11pm at Wasabi House (6403 Quinpool Road). Delightfully cheap sushi rolls are served up—more often than not—with a few free rolls tacked onto your order. After dinner, take in a show at The Oxford (6408 Quinpool Road), since Tuesday is cheap night at the movies ($7.99).

Of course, the thing about actually doing things is those things cost money. This is a have-not province, and you’re a student, so chances are you’re also looking for free things to do. Plain as it might sound, why not go for a walk? Have you seen all those adorable side streets in Halifax? Take a stroll through the bougie south end and admire all the houses you’ll never be able to afford.

Alternatively, strut the streets of the hip (read: gentrified) north end and explore the cafes and shops that displaced a lower income neighborhood. Poverty is alive and thriving in this town, but also, look—succulents! So cute!

Being overly political not your thing? Spring Garden Road is home to one of the most striking buildings in the province. The Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road) is a gorgeous example of contemporary architecture. Climb the stairs to the top of the glass building and admire the view.

There are also plenty of neat art installations scattered throughout the city. Go forth and find the drunken lampposts and the wave on the waterfront, or walk through Dalhousie’s campus and locate the extremely phallic Marine Venus.

Or just people watch all day. The Public Gardens (5665 Spring Garden Road), Citadel Hill (5425 Sackville Street) and Point Pleasant Park (5718 Point Pleasant Drive) are just a few of the great venues for observing the human condition—especially Point Pleasant because it’s a popular dog-walking spot. See how many furry friends you can meet.

Boring Tuesday nights are inevitable, especially in the winter time when half of this list isn’t even worth doing anymore. But no matter the night of the week, there’s something exciting happening in some pocket of Halifax. You just have to know where to look. 

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