After-hours Halifax

A lot bars close at 2am. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay there. Here’s a handy guide for those of you who really come to life in the wee hours.
It's pushing 2am and an exhausted downtown bartender is wailing "last call."

How you brewin’?

A beer-lovin’ town, Halifax is, and for those interested in the culture—and, well, the taste—the local breweries have tours that will teach you a great deal about the art and craft of brewing. And maybe get you loaded.
Halifax is home to many a fine beer, that's no secret. But the local breweries aren't just for quenching your thirst.

Halifax Waterfront Food

A boardwalk food empire: The Waterfront is the front line of the summer tourism season as tourists from around the world sample our local flavours at food kiosks. And sometimes they ask really stupid questions.
Though the peak season of July and August is still a way off, the boardwalk is already bustling on a Monday afternoon, the first seasonably warm day of the summer.

For night owls and culture vultures

You’ve done the tourist thing. Now you must check out the local thing: music, food and the nightlife.
Well, it's hard to get much cooler than Taz Records (1593 Market Street) if you're looking to familiarize yourself with the best music.

Halifax After Dark

For many students, the day is just something to sleep through until dusk. Here’s a guide for those of you who find sunlight a burden and who live to see 4am on Argyle Street.
MONDAY Monday is the night to head out with your ladies and get that martini craving filled.

Hot Summer patios

When the sidewalk is griddle-sizzling, you’ll want to be on a sunny patio with an icy beverage in your hand, drops of condensation running down the side of the glass. Here are a few of the city’s newest sunny spots.
Pipa 1685 Argyle Street, 407-7472 A sunny addition to this Brazilian and Portuguese restaurant, Pipa’s new patio is in the prime location to catch rays all day, and into the evening, thanks to a certain empty block across the street. Make like you’re in Brazil by sipping on Caipirinhas (two-for-one on Mondays), savouring a pitcher of Sangria or perhaps treating your taste buds to the Brazilian national dish, Feijoada (served Saturdays).

Food for thinking

Being strapped for cash is no excuse to hit Mickey Dee’s every day of the week. Eating healthy (and local) is better for your brain and your environment, and can be done on limited coin.
With an absurd amount of places to dine out in Halifax, the best spot of all to eat is actually right in your kitchen. But with assignments, social life and dating, it's all too easy to get fast or processed foods instead.

How to find a patio in the sky

Patio guide: This year, the Hot Summer Guide gives you a selection of raised patios around town (and one that floats), when a view is as important as the beverage in your hand.
The Argyle Bar & Grill The Argyle boasts both the largest rooftop patio in Halifax and unblocked sun access. Bar owner Johnny Demestihas says Thursday nights are his hottest and most happening all summer long, and one look at the rooftop layout explains why: three bars, a lounge chair area and an endless supply of regular chairs and tables makes it a perfect spot for any occasion you can dream up.

Music city maniacs

Halifax music is constant...constantly changing. But right now, we're seeing great local acts at their peak, playing at choice live venues.
Halifax is, by definition, a transient city. With its fresh crop of academics arriving each and every September, so changeability is ubiquitous---whether it's in the population, the weather or the music scene.

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 25
November 14, 2019

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