Patios you’ll be glad you visited


It’s patio season in Nova Scotia. And with our province’s flourishing food and beverage scene there are great local restaurants to choose from.

Take this summer as a prime opportunity to check out new places and start new traditions. Here’s a list of five locally owned restaurants that each offer a unique patio dining experience. Bonus, they also offer a variety of local food and drink.

Drum roll please…


“The classic” Stillwell Beergarden

Located on Spring Garden Road in downtown Halifax, this beergarden is one of the must-see summer patios. This spacious environment is perfect for you and your friends to try a variety of craft beers and summer foods.


“The hidden gem” Black Sheep Restaurant

Located on Dresden Row in downtown Halifax. Don’t be the odd one out, try their daily brunch menu and handmade dishes with top quality ingredients. Feel free to wash it down with a local craft beer on their barn inspired patio.


“The northern star” Good Robot Brewing Co.

Located on Robie Street, Good Robot is a north end favorite. Their ever-changing menu pairs perfectly with their home brews. It’s off the beaten path, so get in gear for a truly local experience.


“The Cape Breton kitchen party” The Red Shoe Pub 

Located in Mabou, Cape Breton, The Red Shoe Pub is famous for being owned by the Rankin Family sisters. Enjoy their Nova Scotia home cooking, made with local seafood and fresh seasonal veggies. Then tap your toes to some Celtic tunes on their patio.


“The community’s dinner table” The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery 

Located in Antigonish, The Townhouse welcomes everyone with open arms. They brew their own British style ales and source their food from great Nova Scotia suppliers. Sip on a beer, or two, and enjoy their quaint patio.


There you go, five fantastic patios to try out this summer!