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10 New Downtown Halifax Patios Everyone Should Experience This Summer


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As the patio capital of Nova Scotia, Downtown Halifax is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and salty sea breeze of summer in the city while dining alfresco.

With over 70 patios in Downtown Halifax, you can dine outdoors on a different patio every day of the summer! And with such an easily walkable downtown core, the only thing standing between you and the patio crawl of your dreams is your front door.

Plan your Halifax patio-palooza starting with these 10 new Downtown Halifax patios that everyone should experience this summer.

1. Black Sheep Restaurant

1496 Lower Water St, Halifax


Great for: An incredible atmosphere in a rooftop setting.

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Black Sheep Restaurant | @blacksheephfx

2. Brown Hound Public House Ironstone Lane

1450 Ironstone Ln, Halifax


Great for: Bringing dogs and kids out for an experience you'll all enjoy.

They even offer a "Pups" menu complete with grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, and mini pizzas!


3. Chop Steakhouse & Bar

1680 Grafton St, Halifax


Great for: Staycation / vacation vibes at the heart of the city.

Chop Steakhouse Halifax

4. Harvest A Farm-to-Table Eatery

1625 Market St, Halifax


Great for: Anyone with dietary restrictions. This is a great option for groups with mixed dietary requirements since every dish at Harvest can be made vegan and gluten-free, while the carnivores among your group can add chicken or bacon to their meals! Enjoy lunch for everyone and a cocktail on the patio right in the centre of Downtown Halifax.


5. Hermitage

1460 Lower Water St, Halifax


Great for: People-watching on Lower Water Street while enjoying one of their daily chef-led tasting menus.

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6. The Decks on Argyle

1732 Argyle St, Halifax


Great for: Colourful cocktails, impressive views of Downtown Halifax, and local DJs making this multi-level outdoor patio feel like a party no matter when you arrive.


7. Hop Scotch Dinner Club

1537 Barrington St, Halifax


Great for: Enjoying beautifully presented meals made with locally sourced ingredients on a patio in the heart of the city.


8. Salt Yard Social

1600 Lower Water St, Halifax


Great for: Experiencing the flavours of Nova Scotia in an unparalleled waterfront setting.


9. Los Toros Autentico Espanol

5075 George St, Halifax


Great for: Authentic Spanish cuisine on the Halifax Waterfront. If you're lucky you may even catch a live Flamenco performance on the patio!


10. Sapori Italian Street Food + Peace by Chocolate

1741 Lower Water St, Halifax (Queen's Marque)


Great for: Grabbing a snack before or after walking the Halifax Waterfront.

Sapori Italian Street Food offers authentic Italian food like panzarotto, pizza, and panini, as well as Italian wine and beer. Next door, Peace by Chocolate will satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth with their ice cream, iced coffee and chocolate drinks, and of course, their world-famous chocolates.