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Best Places to Dance in Halifax

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
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
 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!

3. Lion and Bright
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.


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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.

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5. Pacifico
 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.

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6. Bearly’s House of Blues
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.

7. Durty Nelly’s
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.

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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.

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9. Reflections
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?


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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.

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11. Vinyl
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!