In the mood for a night out? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the scoop on the city’s best dance spots.
1. The Seahorse Tavern
Address: 2037 Gottingen St., Halifax
Known citywide for their amazing dance parties, The Seahorse hosts fun theme nights like Retro Night, That 90s Night, and It Felt Like a Kiss (Motown, Stax, and Soul!). The dance party continues upstairs at live music venue, The Marquee.
2. The Marquee Ballroom
Address: 2037 Gottingen St, Halifax
Located above The Seahorse, this venue hosts “quality National, International, and East coast music.” It’s a great place to enjoy a night out and take in some awesome music- just be sure to book your ticket in advance!
Never going to miss seeing @julytalk if I can help it. What this short person can see in a huge crowd anyway. 🎶 🎸 #julytalk #canadianrock #canrock #marqueehalifax #Halifax #halifaxnoise #livemusic #livemusicrocks A post shared by 🌍 Natalie LeBlanc 🌎 (@natalieleblanc) on
3. Lion and Bright
Address: 2534 Agricola St, Halifax
This hip café/wine bar has recently begun bringing in live music on Saturday nights and opening up a dance floor. It’s the perfect spot for the cool, hipster crowd, or anyone who wants a slightly more refined place to bust a move.
4. Halifax Ale House
Address: 1717 Brunswick St., Halifax
With their historic building, old fashion bartender uniforms, and packed dance floor, the Alehouse is a really fun mix of traditional and modern. Popular amongst the university crowd, but great for all ages, you’ll find live bands and great music here 7 nights a week.
Clusterfunk at the Halifax Alehouse this past weekend. Great times and a fantastic venue. A post shared by Sean (@bass_in_space) on
Address: 1505 Barrington St , Halifax
Pacifico is basically Halifax’s answer to a Vegas/Miami type nightclub (they don’t call themselves a “Party Playground” for nothing!). Come here for bottle service, a sleek décor, and lots and lots of dancing.
6. Bearly’s House of Blues
Address: 1269 Barrington St, Halifax
For a fun low-key night, stop by Bearly’s for some Kansas City-Style BBQ and stick around for live music and dancing. There is a slightly older crowd at Bearly’s than many of the downtown dance spots, so it’s a popular option for the 30+ crowd.
right now at @bearlyshouseofblues — @jenmete — ❤that this is our b-in-law playing to a full house + lined up outside.🤘🏼#mellotones #hfxhq A post shared by halifaxnoise.com (@halifaxnoise) on
7. Durty Nelly’s
Address: 5221 Sackville St., Halifax
A Halifax icon! Start your evening with drinks on the patio before heading inside to hit the always-busy dance floor. You’ll find great live bands Tuesday-Sunday playing Maritime hits and other classics.
8. The Lower Deck
Address: 1887 Upper Water St., Halifax
Grab your kilt and your dancing shoes and head to the Lower Deck for a night out – Maritime style! Enjoy fish and chips on the patio, beer in the main floor tavern, then head upstairs for some serious dancing.
Knocking back 🍻🍺 and singing Canadian songs about sailors #thanksgiving #halifax A post shared by Cait Thornton (@caitthornton) on
Address: 5187 Salter St., Halifax
Originally catering specifically to Halifax’s thriving LGBTQ+ community, Reflections has evolved into a “no labels, no rules” bar where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be themselves. Oh, and did we mention it’s one of the hottest dance spots in the city?
10. The Dome
Address: 1740 Argyle St., Halifax
A mecca for a younger crowd, the Dome is a Halifax institution, and certainly not for the faint of heart! With its huge dance floor, the drinks are flowing and the music is pumping all night. For a slightly more relaxed vibe, grab a drink at the attached bar, Cheers, or if you’re in the mood for a swankier night, head upstairs to Taboo.
#TheDOMEisHome with @djskeeterb 🔥 A post shared by The Dome Nightclub (@thedomehalifax) on
Address: 1575 Argyle St., Halifax
One of the newer dance spots in town, Vinyl serves up retro hits and a décor to match. Prepare for a night filled with disco balls, flashing lights, and a packed dance floor.
Choose wisely and have fun dancing the night away in Halifax!