$$ Casual Seahorse Tavern - Bar in Halifax, Canada

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2037 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B1, Canada




+1 902-423-7200

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4.30 (419 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Friday: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Saturday: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed


  • Service options
    • Beer
    • Food
    • Wine
    • Casual
    • Groups
    • Alcohol
    • Dancing
    • Dine-in
    • Spirits
    • Delivery
    • Cocktails
    • Live music
    • Debit cards
    • Credit cards
    • Great cocktails
    • Live performances
    • NFC mobile payments
    • Wheelchair-accessible seating


Frequently mentioned in reviews: night (6) friendly (6) place (6) music (7) staff (7) good (9)

  • 5Doug I. 5 years ago
    Fantastic little spot 2 blocks away from the Scotia Bank Center. I was lucky enough to catch two tribute bands on a Saturday night and it was one of the best nights out in a while. The acoustics were great and the sound engineer was on top of things the whole night. The beer was cold and reasonably priced. Service was fast and busers were busy all night. The bathroom was clean as well. Cover was only $10 and the two bands were worth way more. Well worth the walk and price of admission.

  • 5Steven B. 4 years ago
    The part we went to was the basement. There were several live bands. The music was enjoyable. The beer selection is a little poor, the beer prices are reasonable, and the waitresses were prompt and friendly. The ladies at the coat check were very friendly. I had a great evening and would not hesitate to go back again.

  • 5Rob G. 3 years ago
    I love this place. I loved it when it was on Argyle St and I think I like it more now that it's under the Marquee. Always high quality musical entertainment in the offing. The Seahorse has a vibe all its own - it's just one of those venues. The bar staff were really nice and were quick to sling drinks, and I was also really impressed by the tall dude doing security checking IDs and stuff. I think they're subcontracted (shadow security?) but he was INCREDIBLY polite and professional.

  • 5Jason E. 6 years ago
    Great atmosphere and good selection of beers. On top of that add friendly staff for a great night out

  • 5Cat J. 4 years ago
    Wandered in here to do homework when the cafés closed. All the staff were unusually friendly from bartenders to doorman. The place is super spacious so you don't feel you're bumping up against everyone. Cheap pints, friendly environment, a room full of plants, and turns out they have live music most nights a week. Always down to support venues that contribute live music so in other words this place is the best...

  • 5Mark L. 5 years ago
    Best live music venue in town only rivaled by the marquee upstairs. Cheap drinks with a good selection of great local craft beers. The layout works perfectly for a music venue and they always have good artists both local and from away. A little divey looking but in a good way.

  • 5keegan s. 4 years ago
    The Halloween party was really good at the seahourse. Lots of creepy decorations. Lots of people with cool and creative costumes. Really good music with two different options, one being a decent live band. Price was good compared to other clubs. Would recommend.

  • 5Julia S. 2 months ago
    Jess served me, she is an angel- She knew all about what people drinking want. And she offered a straw when I didn’t even ask for one. Also , she was very kind and gave off the best vibes. Way to go Jess! ❤️

  • 5Gail H. 3 months ago
    Cool place! Very cool decor and great atmosphere. Friendly staff who were easy to chat with and joke with. I like that!

  • 5Duane W. 1 year ago
    Johnny and Keisha made my night. Such awesome people! They know the true meaning of hospitality. I would recommend the Seahorse Tavern as you first choice for drinks, food, and music in Halifax!

  • 4Michael “Mike” B. 2 months ago
    Great night spot. It can get really got so be prepared...

  • 4Evan “Freaky review g. 3 months ago
    They have pretty cool venues. I like this place. Id recommend a bracelet system for their coat check, tickets are too easy to lose believe me 😅

  • 4Brendan S. 5 months ago
    Great vibes cosistantly. Friendly bar staff.

  • 4Dim P. 3 years ago
    A good Halifax venue. Decent drink choices, friendly staff and security, no gender-neutral washrooms though. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes partying but needs something to do on the weekend. If you hear about a big event at the Marquee, go there instead.

  • 3k. 11 months ago
    Although the venue was good as well as the customer service, I am very concerned about the fish tank that is downstairs. There is quite a bit of algae build up and although this can supply some food to the fish, it does not create a health environment. Although the fish tank is very aesthetically pleasing, it is important to remember the livelihood and care that is involved in the fish inside of the tank.

  • 1Hawley J. 11 months ago
    The bar at the Seahorse will overcharge you for your drinks. If I order 6 $4.50 beers (after taxes), I shouldn't be charged 50$. But I was charged that much; by a bald bartender who either can't do basic math or loves skimming customers. Hire staff that won't tarnish your establishment's reputation for having thieves for bartenders.

  • 1Rex B. 9 months ago
    Unprofessional. We were not able to stay too long but the lady who took our cover charge assured us that a band would be on at 9pm. No band came on til 9:40 so we had to leave 5 mins after the show started. Spent 30 dollar cover for 5 minutes of a band. Ridiculous. Am sure plenty of bands in the NS area would have loved to fill that slot. Get it together.

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Last updated: 2023-03-01