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The Loose Cannon Scottish Public House

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British, Scottish
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1566 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B3, Canada
+1 902-407-8797
11:00 - 02:00
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here on a weekend evening. The place is smaller and cozy. The waiter service was poor and speed of food and drink was poor. Parking isn't great either nearby. Overall food was meh.

Thank Nick L
Halifax, Canada
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with family last week and really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Had a good meal of grilled fish and our server was the best. Will definitely come back hopefully when there is live music.

Thank KennO555
Dartmouth, Canada
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Dropped in tonight for a beer and probably a lite meal. We were offered a sat beside the bathroom door or the kitchen door but settled on the bar which would otherwise work well. Both of our beer choices were sold out so we left. Not a good experience!

Thank GGodess
Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I had the pan fried haddock and fries. Very good, good temperature and flavour. The server was great! Attentive but not overly. We all enjoyed our meals, no complaints at all.

Thank Christi L
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

They gave our group free swag for St. Patrick's day. It is a Nice bar & the Bartenders are also really nice

Thank Jeremie89
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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.

Thank Cobal10
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank GuysNS
Halifax, Canada
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank Potter477
Dartmouth, Canada
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank CaperGal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Joachim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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: +1 902-407-8797
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?