The Coast's 25th Annual Best of Halifax Awards Over 100 Downtown Halifax Businesses & Events

November 13/19
The Coast's 25th Annual Best of Halifax Awards Over 100 Downtown Halifax Businesses & Events

The Coast's 25th Annual Best of Halifax 2019 Readers' Choice Awards were announced on November 7, and it's no surprise that over 100 Downtown Halifax businesses, public spaces, and events have once again been awarded bronze, silver, and gold awards for best Food & Drink, Public Life, Shopping & Services, and Arts & Culture.

Below is a list of Downtown Halifax businesses, public spaces and events who have made their way to the top 3 of the 'Best of Halifax' list! For a full list of winners visit The Coast online.

FOOD & DRINK

BEST BAR:

BEST BARTENDER:

BEST BARISTA:

BEST BEER SELECTION:

BEST BREW PUB:

BEST CAESAR:

BEST COCKTAILS:

BEST COFFEE:

BEST CRAFT BREWERY:

BEST TEA:

BEST WINE LIST:

BEST ATMOSPHERE:

BEST BAKERY:

BEST BURRITO:

BEST BUTCHER SHOP:

BEST CHEF:

BEST CHICKEN WINGS:

BEST COOKIE/CUPCAKE/DOUGHNUT:

BEST DONAIR:

BEST FARMERS' MARKET STALL:

BEST FINE DINING:

BEST FRIES:

BEST GLUTEN-FREE FRIENDLY:

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT:

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO/FROZEN YOGURT:

  • Gold: Cows, Halifax Waterfront

BEST ITALIAN:

BEST LATE-NIGHT FOOD:

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN/PERSIAN RESTAURANT:

BEST NACHOS:

BEST PASTA:

BEST PATIO:

BEST PIZZA PIE:

BEST PIZZA SLICE:

BEST POUTINE:

BEST PUB FOOD:

BEST RESTAURANT:

BEST RIBS:

BEST SALAD:

BEST THAI RESTAURANT:

BEST USE OF LOCAL INGREDIENTS:

BEST VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY:

PUBLIC LIFE

BEST BARBER:

BEST FESTIVAL:

BEST HOTEL:

BEST LOCAL CHARACTER:

BEST MUSEUM:

BEST PARTY VENUE:

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE:

BEST PLACE TO DANCE:

BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME:

BEST STUDENT HANG:

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT:

SHOPPING & SERVICES

BEST BARBERSHOP:

BEST FLOWER SHOP:

BEST HAIR SALON:

BEST HOME DECOR STORE:

BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE:

BEST INDIE GIFT SHOP:

BEST JEWELLERY STORE:

BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE:

BEST MEN'S CLOTHING STORE:

BEST RECORD STORE:

BEST SPA:

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE:

BEST TAILOR:

BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORE:

ARTS & CULTURE

BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION:

BEST DANCE COMPANY:

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY:

BEST GALLERY:

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST/GROUP:

BEST LIVE SHOW OF THE YEAR:

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL:

*HALL OF FAME:

A business, person or place earns Hall of Fame entry once it has won gold in a cateory 10 consecutive times. Congrats to Boneheads BBQ for being inducted for 2019 for Best Ribs.

Congratulations to all of the winners, especially repeat winners and those who have won in multiple categories. Year after year, you continue to prove that there's no place better than Downtown Halifax to grab a bite, go shopping, or enjoy a show.