BEARLY’S HOUSE OF BLUES & RIBS Live blues, jazz and reggae. Smokin’ hot blues jam every Sunday night. Menu includes home-cooked meals, traditional pub fare along with fresh and tasty grilled haddock and mouthwatering ribs. Relaxed atmosphere. 1269 Barrington St. 423-2526.

CELTIC CORNER PUBLIC HOUSE Features live music and a menu packed with pub favourites like BBQ ribs, Irish stew, steak and kidney pie, seafood chowder and more. 69 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth 464-0764.

Smart casual Scottish-style pub with an extensive selection of scotch and draught. Open Sunday to Thursday, 4pm to midnight; Friday and Saturday 4pm to 2am. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St. 428-7805.

The popular bar of the 1970s and ’80s is reborn, once again offering unique musical acts. Friendly, relaxed setting. Upstairs at 1662 Barrington St. 422-4954. Map 1

Popular brewpub offers a variety of English-style beers including the signature “Peculiar.” Menu includes seafood, chicken and beef, plus vegetarian items and snacks. 1662 Barrington St. 422-4954. Map 1

Located in a historic building in the shadow of the Halifax Citadel. The décor emphasizes history and tradition and staff wear period costumes. The emphasis is on good beer (22 on tap) and good food (the menu sports a range of pub food, specializing in Belgian mussels). Entertainment abounds, with Celtic bands and live music. 1717 Brunswick St. 423-6113.

Stone-walled historic property is a downtown landmark and well known to lovers of fine ales and hearty English-style pub grub. Sample the locally brewed craft ales. 1222 Barrington St. 423-5660.

Offering Maritime hospitality since 1974, this landmark remains a popular waterfront destination. Have a sociable and sing along. Live entertainment nightly. Try a tasty house-made burger while you take in the great waterfront view from the patio. On the second floor, The Beer Market has many popular beers on tap. Groove to the sounds of DJ Billy G & DJ Mo Bounce on the weekends. Historic Properties.

Sixty different beers on tap, ranging from local to international brands, 100 bottle brands and a premium selection of fine scotch. A gathering place to enjoy great pub food, to watch the big game on the big screen or just unwind. Group reservations welcome. Bar and kitchen open daily until 2am. Brunch served weekends and holidays, from 11am to 3pm. 1600 Grafton St. 423-5090.

Live Maritime music nightly. Menu features fresh seafood and upscale pub classics. Twenty-two beers on tap, plus an extensive selection of wines by the glass, scotch, whiskey and rum. Friday is Martini Night. Open daily; weekend brunch starting at 11am. 1860 Upper Water St. 423-4405.


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