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The Lower Deck Pub – Halifax, NS

June 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Lower Deck Pub - Halifax, NS The Lower Deck Pub - Halifax, NS
Yes, I realize that this is a food blog, but no review of restaurants in Halifax would be complete with out a trip to this most famous of the downtown bars and pubs in Halifax. Located on the waterfront in Halifax’s Historic Properties (restored old storehouses with plenty of character), this establishment had been open forever and if you’ve ever gone drinking in Halifax, chances are you’ve dropped in for a Keiths and to hear some local music.

The Lower Deck only serves beer, the music is all Celtic/Maritime music, the crowd can be boisterous (but yes, you can take your mom there if she’s a bit adventurous), and chances are that you’ll end up sitting on a long bench or standing to watch the show. This place gets packed, there’s always a cover charge to see the band (it was $6), but the show is great, the atmosphere is the real thing – and it’s always full of locals and tourists enjoying a drink and if you want the definition of the “real deal” for the Maritime night out on the town, no night is complete without a drop by The Lower Deck.

You wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) go to Paris and not go to a café and watch the crowds go by. You wouldn’t go to Munich and not at least see the Hofbrauhaus. You wouldn’t go to Vegas and not see the strip. So when you’re in Halifax, if you want the nighttime entertainment equivalent of these things, you can’t at least drop by the Lower Deck for that Keiths. Yes, it’s just like it is in all the ads. Don’t shave those mutton chops and bring your dancing shoes because your toes will be tapping whether you’ll like it or not. And bring a designated driver (or at least cab fare) because you won’t end up just having one beer.

The Lower Deck Pub
Historic Properties
1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax NS
Lower Level
Tel: 902.425.1501

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Tags: Beer · Halifax

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sadies | toronto | restaurant, retail, entertainment service review information // Jul 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    […] you can’t get out to the East cost, Sadie’s will be the next best (and most delicious) […]

  • 2 John // Jun 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Iwas there with my wife this afternoon(31st May 2012) and we had a pleasant time. Staff were fantastic. Bangers and mash were tasty and more than plentiful. Highly advise folks to visit. Thank you all for a great day!

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