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

November 06/18
The Coast's Best of Halifax Awards Over 100 Downtown Halifax Businesses & Events

The Coast's Best of Halifax 2018 Readers' Choice Awards were announced on November 1, and it's no surpirse that 106 Downtown Halifax businesses, public spaces, and events have once again been awarded bronze, silver, and gold awards for best food and drink, public life, shopping and services, public life, and arts and 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 and Drink

Best Atmosphere:

Best Bakery:

Best Bar:

Best Barista:

Best Bartender:

Best Beer Selection:

Best Burrito:

Best Butcher Shop:

Best Caesar:

Best Chicken Wings:

Best Cocktails:

Best Coffee:

Best Cookie/ Cupcake/ Doughnut:

Best Craft Brewery:

Best Desserts:

Best Donair:

Best Farmers' Market Stall:

Best Fine Dining:

Best Fish Cakes:

Best Fries:

Best Gluten-free Friendly:

Best Hotel Restaurant:

Best Ice Cream / Gelato / Frozen Yogurt:

Best Indian Restaurant:

Best Italian Restaurant:

Best Late-night Food:

Best Liquor / Wine Store:

Best Middle Eastern / Persian Restaurant:

Best New Bar:

Best New Restaurant:

Best Pasta:

Best Patio:

Best Pizza Pie:

Best Pizza Slice:

Best Place To Watch The Game:

Best Poutine:

Best Pub Food:

Best Restaurant:

Best Ribs:

Best Seafood:

Best Specialty Coffee:

Best Tea:

Best Use Of Local Ingredients:

Best Wine List:

Pubic Life

Best Festival 

Best Thing To Happen In Halifax In The Past Year 

Best Hotel 

Best Museum 

Best Party Venue 

Best Place to Dance 

Best Place For A First Date 

Best Public Space 

Shopping and Services

Best Flower Shop 

Best Hair Salon 

Best Independent Bookstore 

Best Indie Gift Shop 

Best Jewellery Store 

Best Manicure / Pedicure 

Best Men's Clothing Store 

Best Record Store 

Best Retail Sign 

Best Spa 

Best Sporting Goods Store 

Best Tattoo / Piercing Joint 

Best Tattoo Artist 

Best Women's Clothing Store 


Best Music Festival 

Best Live Music Venue 

Arts and Culture

Best Comedy Night 

Best Dance Company / Group 

Best Gallery 

Best Theatre Production 

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 Downtown Halifax better to grab a drink, go shopping, or enjoy a show.