We arrived in Halifax yesterday afternoon and we were both starving, so we immediately hit the pier area and grabbed lunch. The taverns on the waterfront have open-air patios and since it was the first sunny day Halifax has seen in a few weeks, the boardwalk was filled with people.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t tour the museums we wanted to or take a photo with Theodore Tugboat (or sample any Alexander Keith’s beer), however we managed to get a lot of work done and hit some locals-recommended supper and music spots.
Our friend from Tourism Montreal, Brendan Murphy is originally from Halifax, so he recommended that we go to a new cocktail lounge called Mosaic. It’s managed by his friend Cooper and locals know to go there on Thursday nights.
Pre-Cooper meet-up, we wanted sushi, so we went to Sushi Nami, a locals favourite that is not on the tourist strip. As a Vancouverite, I was a bit skeptical to eat sushi there, but I was impressed. The Atlantic Roll is the one to order.
Next came a walk down Argyle, where all the bars and live-music venues are located. We ended up seeing a local band called the Mellowtones at the Sea Horse thanks to a twitter recommendation by @patriciagajo, thanks! The 8-piece funk band had the room on its feet from set-to-set, soulful!
This morning we are driving to Lunenburg for the day, and then dashing across the province to Wolfville for the night. I can’t wait to see Peggy’s Cove.