Halifax Alehouse

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Historic Halifax Alehouse in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Alehouse is an historic, brick building originally built for the Salvation Army on Brunswick Street in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. The building is located east of, and down the hill from, the Halifax Citadel.

Salvation Army Citadel[edit]

The building was started in 1893 and completed in 1895 as the Salvation Army Citadel temple. It served as the headquarters and central place of worship for the Salvation Army in Halifax until 1961 when a new temple was constructed on Barrington Street.[1]

Bar and restaurant[edit]

The building has contained a bar and restaurant for several decades. The most recent iteration, the Halifax Alehouse, is modeled as a traditional Maritime brew pub, with décor that emphasizes history and tradition, and a staff that wears period costumes. The bar is known for its wide range of East Coast beers (with 29 on tap). The menu is traditional pub fare, but specializes in Belgian mussels. The bar also hosts live music, especially from Celtic derived bands.

Bands who have played the Alehouse include Shameless, Ten Mile House, Kapyr (10 years of Wednesdays), The Persuaders, The Morning After, "The Legendary" Frankie Deuce, Frisky Biscuit, UP, Green with Envy, Merimac


Coordinates: 44°38′44.96″N 63°34′33.61″W / 44.6458222°N 63.5760028°W / 44.6458222; -63.5760028