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Eat & Drink September 10, 2018

5 Places to Drink Nova Scotian Cider in Halifax

Move over beer, there’s a new drink in town! Cider has been having a moment the last couple of years, and luckily for us, it’s led to a boom in local Nova Scotia cider production and even the opening of two new cideries right in the city.

From No Boats On Sunday, to Bulwark, to Chain Yard, and so many more, there’s no shortage of refreshingly delicious beverages being made from our homegrown NS apples.

Have we sparked your interest? Keep reading for our picks for some of our favourite places in Halifax to enjoy a local cider.

1 – Chain Yard Urban Cidery

2606 Agricola St.North End Halifax

Halifax’s first cidery has been packed since day one.

Located in Halifax’s trendy North End neighbourhood, it’s a local favourite for its great patio, delicious menu, and of course, the excellent selection of ciders.

Our recommendation? Sample as many as you can with one of their cider flights!

Photo: The Starving Sailor

2 – Lake City Cider

35 Portland St. – Downtown Dartmouth

Brand new to the scene, Lake City Cider is among the new wave of hot-spots popping up throughout Downtown Dartmouth.

The vibe is chill, the ciders and crisp, and it’s one of our top picks for must-visit places in the city.

Photo: Chronicle Herald

3 – Stubborn Goat Beer Garden

1599 Lower Water St. – Downtown Halifax

During the summer months, you can enjoy a local cider with a view at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden on the waterfront. In addition to their rotation of local beers, they also have a selection of local ciders on tap and bottled.

Craving cider during Halifax’s chillier months? Head to the Stubborn Goat Gastropub location!


4 – Stillwell Bar

1672 Barrington St. – Downtown Halifax

With an emphasis on local beverages, Stillwell offers an ever-changing selection of Nova Scotian beer and ciders (though you’ll find options from beyond the Maritimes as well).

You can enjoy your cider at their location on Barrington or, during the summer, at the Spring Garden Rd. beer garden.


5 – Seven Bays Bouldering

2019 Gottingen St.North End Halifax

This popular community hub is the perfect laid-back spot to grab a fresh local cider. Enjoy a drink in their bright café or on their sunny patio.

It’s a great way to cool off after a visit to their attached bouldering gym!

Photo: Rachel McGrath

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