Patios in Downtown Halifax

It’s patio season in Downtown Halifax!

And we're just going to call it: Downtown Halifax is the patio capital of Nova Scotia.

With over 80 patios to choose from, ranging from sidewalk cafes to waterfront beer gardens, you can dine al fresco on a different patio every day of the summer!

Did you know that many patios are now dog-friendly?
Scroll down to the bottom to learn more about dog-friendly patios. 


There are EIGHT new patios to experience this summer! Check out the Lowdown on these fantastic additions to the Downtown patio scene. 


See all the patios in Downtown Halifax below.


Downtown Halifax Patios

Planning on visiting a patio in Downtown Halifax? Here's a list of patios to get you started on your summer patio adventure. Choose one or choose them all ... 


PRO-TIP: Make sure you check the individual social and websites of the patio(s) you are interested in visiting to confirm hours, etc., before heading out.


The dog icon means that the patio is dog-friendly.


Are a business in Downtown Halifax? Is your patio missing from our list or would you like to add a promotion? Let us know!        

    Pups on Patios

    Pet dogs are now allowed on patios! Here are a few things to remember before you take your pooch to a patio:

    • ASK if your dog is allowed - some patios may not be able to accommodate dogs. 
    • Dogs are not allowed inside (this does not apply to service dogs).
    • Dogs are not allowed to eat but can drink water if bowl is brought by dog-owner.
    • Follow the specific rules laid out by the food & drink establishment you are visiting.

    More info about dogs on patios here.

    Look for this sign to see if a patio (or business) is dog-friendly:

    Many patios in Downtown Halifax are now dog friendly.

    Looking for a new patio to try? Visit these (older) blogs for some inspiration:


    Coming Downtown and wondering where to park? Make your parking plan before you head out using our Parking page:


    Wondering what's happening Downtown this summer? Check out our online Events Calendar


    And check out other Dog-Friendly places to visit with your dog while you are Downtown here