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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
(902) 407-8797
11:00 - 02:00
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Dartmouth, Canada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 20 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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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 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
1 review
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.

Thank Glenn M
Halifax, Canada
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Lee_Randy_2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, 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: (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?