Eat & Drink June 13, 2016

5 Places to Get a Great Cocktail in Halifax

These 5 delicious Halifax cocktail bars in Halifax are sure to quench your thirst!

1 – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

1685 Argyle Street – Downtown Halifax

Lot Six is a place I’ve been meaning to try but hadn’t yet had the chance. The bartender recommended a few drinks, including the 12th Year and the Ron Burgundy, but I went with his third recommendation: The Geisha Sour (Beefeater Gin, Dolin Dry, lime, Matcha Tea, rosewater and egg white).

It was sour and tart, and not something I would have picked out on my own, but I definitely enjoyed the departure from my usual selections!

Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

2 – The Bitter End

1572 Argyle Street – Downtown Halifax

The Bitter End is known for its impressive martini menu and its popular happy house, so I knew I had to try a martini. I’ve been to The Bitter End before on busy Saturday nights and I had tried their fun, fruity cocktails, but never one of the martinis.

The bartender recommended all the martinis on the special Martini Monday menu, and I chose the Sour Apple Martini. It was delicious and tasted exactly like a sour apple!

3 – The Middle Spoon

1563 Barrington Street – Downtown Halifax

I’m no stranger to The Middle Spoon – the peanut butter pie is one of the best I’ve eaten anywhere in Halifax. Before I went, I checked out the menu and the Red Sole caught my eye. I waiting until I arrived to make my decision to hear the bartenders recommendation.

She and the two servers recommended the Red Sole as well as the Aphrodite’s Weakness. I went with my original instinct and tried the Red Sole (gin, lillet blanc, orange blossom water, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh seasonal berries, topped with soda). It was super fruity, light, and the blend of liquors and berries were perfect. This is a drink you’ll definitely want to try this summer!

4 – Gahan House Nova Centre

5239 Sackville Street – Downtown Halifax

For a summery drink I recommend the appropriately named “Halifizz” with gin, cucumber, grapefruit and soda. Another favourite is “The Harbour Hurricane” made with three different kinds of tropical fruit juices. The names alone are enough to make you want to try a few of their cocktails and you certainly won’t be disappointed.

5 – Field Guide

2076 Gottingen Street – North End Halifax

My friend Lindsay and I went to Field Guide and each tried a cocktail that the bartender recommended. I tried the Love Below, which was gin, dry vermouth, rose petals, lemon, and Peychaud, and thought it was delicious – the rose and lemon blended together nicely, felt like the perfect drink for a warm summer night.

The bartender also recommended the Caribbean Cup, but I’ll save that for my next visit!


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