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The Loose Cannon Scottish Public House

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1566 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B3, Canada
(902) 407-8797
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a drink after a Mooseheads game. Very impressed with the whisky on offer. Chatted with the bartender for a while about a couple of selections and he was very knowledgeable. Great atmosphere - never got too rowdy. Will return again.

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Thank Cobal10
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

After our third time dining at The Loose Cannon it seems like we should finally review. First, great atmosphere. Second, staff are always friendly and helpful. Third, prices are very reasonable for downtown Halifax. Finally, the haggis is delicious! I had to try it (I've always been curious) and after trying a bite of mine my (very skeptical) husband decided... More 

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Thank GuysNS
Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you are 40 plus then this is the place for you. I have never felt so young until having a beer here on a friday night. We had brunch here the next morning and its better to stick to the liquids at night.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wandered past on a Thursday evening, menu looked good so we stopped for an early supper. For some odd reason the place was completely empty. I had the chicken curry and my friend had fish and chips. Both were reasonably good. It's hard to find a curry with some heat in Halifax's pub scene, and this one delivered. For best... More 

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Thank CaperGal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Loose Cannon is one of the last pubs in Argyle street. The bartenders here is realy wellcoming and nice! Even when it's crowded they take their time to have a chat. There is a nice selection of whiskey and beer, and also a drink selection! Quiet and nice music (if you ask for a song, they play it). On... More 

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Thank Joachim S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A Scottish bar that has a blues night? I liked that! We were not let in because the fire regulations said it was full. I didn't like that. We did not eat.

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Thank Glenn M
Halifax, Canada
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I had a chicken salad with an amazing in house raspberry vinaigrette and my girlfriend had the daily special of fish. Both meals were very good, fresh great sauces. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Lee_Randy_2014
Dubai
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Halifax streets are peppered with micro breweries, wine bars, and pubs with charming names. We happened upon The Loose Cannon by chance really, just walking by one evening and the music lured us in. Cosy, relaxed, friendly atmosphere and Brian the bartender with his winning smile and gift of the gab had us returning almost every night. Each time they... More 

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Thank kimb3rley
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Dropped in last night en route to the Tattoo. The special - hot chicken sandwich - was just what we needed. I hate peas and they substitued with a healthy heaping of corn, which I love. My friend thought the bread on the bottom a bit dry so they brought her a lovely bowl of more gravy. Very attentive service... More 

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Thank Carrie D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and a dessert. Their scotch selection was actually pretty good - it's mostly off the shelf stuff that you can buy at the LBS. The real surprise was the quality of the desserts! The chocolate cake and the cheesecake were both fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1566 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: (902) 407-8797
Description
it seems to be owned by The Bitter End.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?