Best of Halifax

Best Bar

Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub

Gold Winner Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub

Silver Winner Good Robot Brewing Co.

Bronze Winner Battery Park BeerBar & Eatery

If you haven’t rolled into Durty Nelly’s well after the hour you thought you’d be home by, do you really live in Halifax? The free-live-music-every-night-of-the-week bar doubles as an authentic Irish pub. Being Halifax’s best bar—not just pub—is a high honour, and manager Eugene McCabe says it’s all about “making people feel at home, like they’re having a good time.” He says the warm, welcoming bar is best when it’s full of people enjoying good drinks and good conversation, “literally having, as we would call it, the Irish craic.” And what’s one more pickle-back at Nelly’s on a Tuesday? That’s good craic.

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