Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dance Until The Sun Comes Up

Nightlife is one of the many perks that Halifax has to offer. The city is known for having one of the highest bars and nightclubs per capita in the country. It is common that to see the most popular nightclubs and bars open until 3:30 a.m. on weekends and occasionally throughout the week. The late nights definitely gives Halifax an advantage over many other cities.

A well-known street to many students and youth is Argyle, this street alone has approximately 15 different places to go at night and during the day. Like the majority of downtown Halifax, Argyle Street would take about 20 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Downtown Halifax is ideal for walking from one bar to another, so if there happens to be the dreaded line, another bar is usually only seconds away.

Another popular tradition for the Halifax nightlife occurs into the late hours of the night. Like many other cities it is extremely important to have a place to go after the bar, usually to grab some grub. "Pizza corner" has become a very popular spot for Haligonians to go after the bar. Pizza corner consist of three independent pizza joints all within 20 meters from each other. Around 4:00 a.m. pizza corner is swarmed with people, all three places have amazing pizza and the decision usually is based on which line is the shortest. A typical night is usually not over until around 5:00 a.m after food has been consumed and a cab has been flagged down. After experiencing a fun filled night in downtown Halifax, the back-to-back nights (Friday and Saturday) become pretty rare and difficult to do.


  1. Pizza corner sounds great, I can't wait to visit Halifax! I don't think I would make it until 4:00 a.m. so hopefully that means i'll beat the big line ups. Can't wait to read more of your "Halifacts."

  2. The nightlife seems like something I would like in Halifax. I love the fact that bars are open til 3:30 a.m. Ontario bars need to be open that late too! Hopefully I can check out the Halifax bar scene soon.