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Halifax Alehouse

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5 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1717 Brunswick St
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2G4

(902) 423-6113 | map

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Added by Buebie on 08-10-2009

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of RastaRhino420
4/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mdez
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

My wife, daughter and I found this place as we were walking by the Citidel in Halifax this past August. It was memorable because it was the first time my 19-year old could have a drink with me and my wife. That was pretty strange.

My wife had some hard cider they had on tap, the kid had a Leffe Blond and I had something I seem to recall regretting; I think I tried a local IPA and it failed. Oh well.

We stopped by an hour before they were supposed to have a band there on a Wednesday night before the local colleges started, so it was pretty dead. Of course, that meant we got great service and almost too much attention from the staff.

Didn't try the food as we were just coming from dinner; not a bad place to have a few.

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Photo of sholland119
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This place was not on my list of Halifax stops but it looked inviting from the outside as I was walking by so I ducked in for a pint. The nice looking older brick building has some outdoor seating with a pleasantly seedy look on the inside. I took a seat at the small bar. There are plenty of tables around the large dining room, with a small stage up front.

Lots of tap choices, though they are mostly BMC types. There were a couple of taps from the local Propeller brewery so I was happy to try their English style IPA. Service was pleasant and helpful. I did not eat but the menu looked appealing.

Not a place that I would necessarily seek out but well worth a stop.


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Photo of Long813
2.55/5  rDev -26.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Been here numerous times and again it's not a place I enjoy going to for beer.

The atmosphere isn't bad, with live bands in the night, a lot of tables in a 'olde style' area. Two bars on two floors.

The tap isn't isn't great, but for a 'young hip bar' it's typical. Murphy's is my choice when I go.

The service. Oh the service. They staff there are either really hot busty women or huge men. The incompetence of their pouring and greeting abilities is outstanding. I really dislike this place for the people who work there, but I still come.

The food isn't bad. Pub food and good prices. Special nights are great. 13$ for wings and a pitcher of beer is hard to beat.

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Photo of Buebie
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I hit this place up a few days ago for a late lunch, after an early lunch at the Hart & Thistle.
Its a stones throw from the east side of the Citadel, great location. If you are coming from the east to this place, bring your hiking boots, the walk up the hill is a real workout. :)

Walked inside to find a nice wood setting. Big wood bar with many taps to be had. A very nice bottle selection as well, with many mixed drinks for the yuppies.
Several locals ontap, from Garrison, to Propeller, just to name a few.

*The real beauty about this place is they serve beer in full pints!*

It was gorgeous out, so we opted to sit on the patio and people watch. Which is also great here, the sidewalk is open and you have full view of the Citadel hillside and both sides of the street up and down.
The tables are large for outdoor seating, unlike the usual small outdoor tables. Umbrellas were onhand to protect from the sun.

The service was a bit slow, which was odd because there was only about 4 or 5 other tables of people there. There were many spots to sit inside, upstairs in their balcaony and a few outdoor tables.
The waitresses all wore these serving wench dresses with the boobs pushed up, nice scenery. My only complaint about this place was the service really, the pub was slow and there was no reason for it. The waitress also did not tell us it was happy hour or tell us any of the specialss. So we missed the pitcher with wings combo deal and had to pay full price on drinks. We found out about it when another patron asked why we didnt get the special. I brought it up to the waitress who just said oops. Well oops right back on your tip. lol
We all had to wait for our drinks to be filled for several minutes. I had to ge inside twice to get our server to come out and refill our beers. That was a first for me in Halifax. More common here at home, but that was the only place I experienced this.

The upstairs was nice also, I remember there being a pool table up there, but I was a few drinks deep, so dont take my word for it.
Bathrroms were a bit messy, dirt, water an tp on the floors. This was at 3 in the afternoon, so I cant imagine how dirty it gets when the place is packed.

There is a stage on the main floor with musical instruments and live bands in the evening.

Overall a decent experince, minus the somwhat dirty bathrooms and crappy service. I'd go back for the beer, the barfoos was also good for a bar. My bowl of chowder arrived hot and was very tasty. Prices were decent, but would have been lower had we known about the specials.

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Halifax Alehouse in Halifax, NS, Canada
Place rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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