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Guidebook for Halifax

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Guidebook for Halifax

Food Scene
The breakfast of champions: Steve’s coffee and an egg-o-reno breakfast sandwich. The quintessential local coffee hang and flagship Steve’s draws in the morning crowd, but come back anytime during the day and you’ll find latte lovers lingering inside or out on the sidewalk bench, enjoying the sun.
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Steve O Reno's Cappuccino
1536 Brunswick St
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The breakfast of champions: Steve’s coffee and an egg-o-reno breakfast sandwich. The quintessential local coffee hang and flagship Steve’s draws in the morning crowd, but come back anytime during the day and you’ll find latte lovers lingering inside or out on the sidewalk bench, enjoying the sun.
Upmarket bistro-style menu with brunch, fresh seafood, wines & cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Farm to Table.
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Edna
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Upmarket bistro-style menu with brunch, fresh seafood, wines & cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Farm to Table.
High end ($$$) Choice seafood & meat dishes, classic cocktails & weekend live music in a rustic 18th-century space. Fit for an officer of the highest ranking, the Press Gang is a Halifax fine dining institution, situated in a 1789 historic building. The menu is extensive, prominently featuring local seafood, and the seated oyster bar is perfect for lighter meals and for sampling the Gang’s superb wine list.
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The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar
5218 Prince St
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High end ($$$) Choice seafood & meat dishes, classic cocktails & weekend live music in a rustic 18th-century space. Fit for an officer of the highest ranking, the Press Gang is a Halifax fine dining institution, situated in a 1789 historic building. The menu is extensive, prominently featuring local seafood, and the seated oyster bar is perfect for lighter meals and for sampling the Gang’s superb wine list.
Irish pub very close to the apartment, great food and drinks, nice patio in the summer
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Henry House
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Irish pub very close to the apartment, great food and drinks, nice patio in the summer
Morris East is a creative neighbourhood restaurant & wine bar with two locations. We serve gourmet pizzas and other imaginative foods, cocktails & wines.
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Morris East Restaurant & Wine
5212 Morris Street
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Morris East is a creative neighbourhood restaurant & wine bar with two locations. We serve gourmet pizzas and other imaginative foods, cocktails & wines.
A nearby diner, great burgers, known for their peanut butter burger. Good prices
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Darrell's Restaurant
5576 Fenwick Street
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A nearby diner, great burgers, known for their peanut butter burger. Good prices
Thai food, does eat-in takeout and delivery.
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Talay Thai Restaurant (Halifax)
5164 Morris St
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Thai food, does eat-in takeout and delivery.
Locally sourced fare from burgers to curries & a long wine list served in a laid-back space.
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2 Doors Down
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Locally sourced fare from burgers to curries & a long wine list served in a laid-back space.
An indoor Market - The Halifax Farmers' Market is the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in North America having been founded in 1750. Local gifts, food and drinks. Quite busy during the weekend.
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Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
1209 Marginal Rd
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An indoor Market - The Halifax Farmers' Market is the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in North America having been founded in 1750. Local gifts, food and drinks. Quite busy during the weekend.
Restaurant serving Northern Italian dishes in a romantic dining room with a bar & wine list.
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Cafe Chianti
1241 Barrington St
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Restaurant serving Northern Italian dishes in a romantic dining room with a bar & wine list.
Hopping, contemporary eatery with outdoor seating, cocktails & a creative Italian menu
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The Bicycle Thief
1475 Lower Water Street, Bishop's Landing
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Hopping, contemporary eatery with outdoor seating, cocktails & a creative Italian menu
Contemporary dining room with artfully plated, seasonally inspired Canadian cuisine & wine
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Chives Canadian Bistro
1537 Barrington Street
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Contemporary dining room with artfully plated, seasonally inspired Canadian cuisine & wine
Modest French bistro with classic cuisine, brunch, live music events & a full bar.
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Le Bistro By Liz
1333 South Park St
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Modest French bistro with classic cuisine, brunch, live music events & a full bar.
High-end East Coast cuisine is the draw at this intimate establishment with a romantic atmosphere.
Stories Fine Dining
5184 Morris St
High-end East Coast cuisine is the draw at this intimate establishment with a romantic atmosphere.
Nearby take out. Pizza etc
Rugova's Pizza
1148 Barrington St
Nearby take out. Pizza etc
Steak and seafood
The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
1662 Barrington St
Steak and seafood
Brewery, pub and handcrafted ale, including Island Red Amber, Iron Horse Dark and sir John A's Honey Wheat Ale
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Gahan House Harbourfront
1877 Upper Water St
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Brewery, pub and handcrafted ale, including Island Red Amber, Iron Horse Dark and sir John A's Honey Wheat Ale
Upscale steakhouse with an acclaimed wine list adjoining a casual bistro & bar with a creative menu.
CUT Steakhouse
5120 Salter St
Upscale steakhouse with an acclaimed wine list adjoining a casual bistro & bar with a creative menu.
wood fired pizza and drinks
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piatto pizzeria + enoteca
5144 Morris St
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wood fired pizza and drinks
Gourmet burgers and dogs, dressed up mac and cheese, local beer and milkshakes—Krave seemingly has it all, no? The focus is quality. The atmosphere is comfy. And the onion rings are addictive.
Krave Burger
5680 Spring Garden Rd
Gourmet burgers and dogs, dressed up mac and cheese, local beer and milkshakes—Krave seemingly has it all, no? The focus is quality. The atmosphere is comfy. And the onion rings are addictive.
Sandwiches breakfast and brunch
PG Cafe and Grill
1266 Hollis St
Sandwiches breakfast and brunch
Best of Food winner, offering pork, ribs, chicken and other finger-licking meat dishes and sauce-slathered goodness, with chili, baked beans and mac daddy n’ cheese to round out the comfort food.
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Boneheads BBQ
1014 Barrington Street
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Best of Food winner, offering pork, ribs, chicken and other finger-licking meat dishes and sauce-slathered goodness, with chili, baked beans and mac daddy n’ cheese to round out the comfort food.
Located right in the heart of south endHalifax, Basha Lebanese has brought its take on Middle Eastern cuisine with a Canadian flare to Halifax. From killer shawarma to beef donairs, Basha Lebanese is tasty, affordable and great for those late night cravings.
Halal Basha Restaurant
5361 Inglis St
Located right in the heart of south endHalifax, Basha Lebanese has brought its take on Middle Eastern cuisine with a Canadian flare to Halifax. From killer shawarma to beef donairs, Basha Lebanese is tasty, affordable and great for those late night cravings.
Whether you are looking for a little lunch in the way of classic Canadian- Chinese or more exotic Szechuan or Cantonese staples, there is something for you to try.
New Asia
1252 Hollis St
Whether you are looking for a little lunch in the way of classic Canadian- Chinese or more exotic Szechuan or Cantonese staples, there is something for you to try.
Drinks & Nightlife
This no-labels club brings in international DJs, great local and visiting bands, hosts theme parties and drag shows, and caters to anyone as long as the goal is to have fun. If you are ready to break a sweat, this nightclub is calling for you.
Reflections Cabaret
This no-labels club brings in international DJs, great local and visiting bands, hosts theme parties and drag shows, and caters to anyone as long as the goal is to have fun. If you are ready to break a sweat, this nightclub is calling for you.
Steeped in tradition, Bearly’s offers live blues four nights a week, with live music matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Halifax’s hottest blues jam happens every Sunday night and the award-winning Karaoke Wednesdays brings the hopefuls to belt out a few (off key) notes. Also serving up authentic BBQ & Ribs - enjoy Blues music while eating. Fair prices.
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Bearly's House Of Blues & Ribs
1269 Barrington Street
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Steeped in tradition, Bearly’s offers live blues four nights a week, with live music matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Halifax’s hottest blues jam happens every Sunday night and the award-winning Karaoke Wednesdays brings the hopefuls to belt out a few (off key) notes. Also serving up authentic BBQ & Ribs - enjoy Blues music while eating. Fair prices.
bar with live music
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The Carleton
1685 Argyle St
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bar with live music
The Argyle is a bar that wears many hats: It’s a great brunch date, a killer desserterie, a red-hot pizza-maker, a banging DJ venue with an oft-packed dancefloor---plus in the sunnier season (if/when we get it) it offers up sidewalk and rooftop patio action.
The Pint Public House - Halifax
1575 Argyle St
The Argyle is a bar that wears many hats: It’s a great brunch date, a killer desserterie, a red-hot pizza-maker, a banging DJ venue with an oft-packed dancefloor---plus in the sunnier season (if/when we get it) it offers up sidewalk and rooftop patio action.
This spacious nightclub and lounge fills up with music and bodies every weekend, thanks to its state-of-the-art sound and lighting, its classy vibe and its killer DJs. Do your thing under the gigantic disco ball, or wait for your jam while sipping on a cocktail, lounging on one of Pacifico’s many levels.
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Pacifico
1505 Barrington St
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This spacious nightclub and lounge fills up with music and bodies every weekend, thanks to its state-of-the-art sound and lighting, its classy vibe and its killer DJs. Do your thing under the gigantic disco ball, or wait for your jam while sipping on a cocktail, lounging on one of Pacifico’s many levels.
Those looking for love, lust or a bumping dance floor usually find themselves drinking up and getting down at The Dome. Local and visiting DJs keep the floor packed with top 40, hip-hop, house and electronic jams until the wee hours. Friday's always ladies' night, ladies.
The Dome
1726 Argyle St
Those looking for love, lust or a bumping dance floor usually find themselves drinking up and getting down at The Dome. Local and visiting DJs keep the floor packed with top 40, hip-hop, house and electronic jams until the wee hours. Friday's always ladies' night, ladies.
An irish pub serving good food and plenty of craft beer on tap
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Henry House
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An irish pub serving good food and plenty of craft beer on tap
Stylish, bi-level beer bar with many local microbrews on tap & a menu of artisanal pub grub.
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Stillwell
1672 Barrington St
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Stylish, bi-level beer bar with many local microbrews on tap & a menu of artisanal pub grub.
Since 1974, the Lower Deck pub has had what ails you if you're looking for a Maritime good time.
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The Lower Deck
1887 Upper Water St
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Since 1974, the Lower Deck pub has had what ails you if you're looking for a Maritime good time.
Snug, warmly decorated cafe focusing on wine & small plates including cheese & charcuterie boards.
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Obladee
1600 Barrington St
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Snug, warmly decorated cafe focusing on wine & small plates including cheese & charcuterie boards.
Look under the Celtic knot and you’ll find a pub-tastic triad of rooms: the Snug, the Pourhouse and Tigh An Cheoil. The Old Triangle is dedicated to creating an authentic Celtic experi- ence, with traditional menu options such as boxty (stuffed Irish potato bread) and Dublin Pastie, live music, dancing and pints a-pourin’.
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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
5136 Prince Street
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Look under the Celtic knot and you’ll find a pub-tastic triad of rooms: the Snug, the Pourhouse and Tigh An Cheoil. The Old Triangle is dedicated to creating an authentic Celtic experi- ence, with traditional menu options such as boxty (stuffed Irish potato bread) and Dublin Pastie, live music, dancing and pints a-pourin’.
The Seahorse is best known as a live music venue, hosting live bands in all genres, DJs, festivals, special events and karaoke nights. Grab a pint of the infamous Horsepower draught and be a part of Halifax bar history.
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Seahorse Tavern
2037 Gottingen St
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The Seahorse is best known as a live music venue, hosting live bands in all genres, DJs, festivals, special events and karaoke nights. Grab a pint of the infamous Horsepower draught and be a part of Halifax bar history.
Truly a thing of legend, the north end's famed live music venue is back from the dead, offering up an amazing concert space for music-makers of both local and international fame.
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The Marquee Club
2037 Gottingen St
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Truly a thing of legend, the north end's famed live music venue is back from the dead, offering up an amazing concert space for music-makers of both local and international fame.
Home to Atlantic Canadian’s only locally brewed Queer Beer and one of the city’s most popular gay venues, it sports a handyman vibe with roughshod walls and tire-tread tables. Karaoke and retro nights mix it up with DJs, leather nights and best chest contests.
Menz & Mollyz Bar
2182 Gottingen St
Home to Atlantic Canadian’s only locally brewed Queer Beer and one of the city’s most popular gay venues, it sports a handyman vibe with roughshod walls and tire-tread tables. Karaoke and retro nights mix it up with DJs, leather nights and best chest contests.
A North End acoustic music joint. It’s one of the main locations for the In The Dead of Winter festival and an ECMA winner for Venue of the Year. With Propeller Beer on tap, a healthy selection of imported beers, appetizer-y food—like nachos, paninis and Staff of Life samosas—the Co Ho’s a true neighbourhood hang.
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The Company House
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A North End acoustic music joint. It’s one of the main locations for the In The Dead of Winter festival and an ECMA winner for Venue of the Year. With Propeller Beer on tap, a healthy selection of imported beers, appetizer-y food—like nachos, paninis and Staff of Life samosas—the Co Ho’s a true neighbourhood hang.
Incorporated since 1901, the Resolutes Amateur Athletics Club, AKA the oldest private club in the whole dang province, has got more experience in the bar scene than even your granny. While your here, dine on some reliable pub fare, see some rocking live music and knock back a pint or two. Ring the bell outisde and come in as a guest during your first few visits
Resolutes Amateur Athletics Club
5461 Inglis St
Incorporated since 1901, the Resolutes Amateur Athletics Club, AKA the oldest private club in the whole dang province, has got more experience in the bar scene than even your granny. While your here, dine on some reliable pub fare, see some rocking live music and knock back a pint or two. Ring the bell outisde and come in as a guest during your first few visits
Arts & Culture
Fort George is the fortified summit of Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The hill was first fortified in 1749, the year the town of Halifax was founded
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville St
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Fort George is the fortified summit of Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The hill was first fortified in 1749, the year the town of Halifax was founded
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a Canadian maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Has a permanent Titanic Exhibit.
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
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The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a Canadian maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Has a permanent Titanic Exhibit.
Located at the Halifax Seaport, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has doubled in size to make space for more exhibits that tell the broader story of over 400 years of immigration to Canada. Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971. Discover the footsteps of one in five Canadians, at Canada’s last standing ocean immigration terminal.
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Rd
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Located at the Halifax Seaport, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has doubled in size to make space for more exhibits that tell the broader story of over 400 years of immigration to Canada. Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971. Discover the footsteps of one in five Canadians, at Canada’s last standing ocean immigration terminal.
Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to stimulate interest, enjoyment and understanding of science and technology
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Discovery Centre
1593 Barrington Street
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Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to stimulate interest, enjoyment and understanding of science and technology
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the provincial art gallery for the province of Nova Scotia.
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Galería de arte de Nueva Escocia
1723 Hollis St
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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the provincial art gallery for the province of Nova Scotia.
Parks & Nature
Point Pleasant Park is a large, partially forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower - the oldest Martello tower in North America.
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Point Pleasant Park
5530 Point Pleasant Dr
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Point Pleasant Park is a large, partially forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower - the oldest Martello tower in North America.
The Halifax Public Gardens are Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation.
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Halifax Public Gardens
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The Halifax Public Gardens are Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation.
Playground equipment and benches - nice view of the Historic Westin
Edward Cornwallis Park
Playground equipment and benches - nice view of the Historic Westin
Essentials
24 hours and can be seen from the apartment
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Atlantic Superstore
1075 Barrington St
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24 hours and can be seen from the apartment
Entertainment & Activities
Axe throwing bar located in Halifax's North End.
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Timber Lounge Axe Throwing
2712 Agricola St
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Axe throwing bar located in Halifax's North End.
Hundreds of games are available to play or buy at this cheery cafe serving beer, coffee & snacks. Super close to the apartment.
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The Board Room Game Cafe
1256 Barrington St
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Hundreds of games are available to play or buy at this cheery cafe serving beer, coffee & snacks. Super close to the apartment.
A bouldering/rock climbing gym on Gottingen st that serves beer, food and coffee.
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Seven Bays Bouldering
2019 Gottingen St
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A bouldering/rock climbing gym on Gottingen st that serves beer, food and coffee.
Ping pong bar!
Pong Social Club
Ping pong bar!
Captured is Halifax's largest escape room site!
Captured Escape Rooms
1684 Barrington St
Captured is Halifax's largest escape room site!
Trapped, the biggest real life escape game in Eastern Canada.
Trapped Halifax
1313 Barrington St
Trapped, the biggest real life escape game in Eastern Canada.
Everything Else
A bouldering/rock climbing gym on Gottingen st that serves beer, food and coffee.
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Seven Bays Bouldering
2019 Gottingen St
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A bouldering/rock climbing gym on Gottingen st that serves beer, food and coffee.