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Best of Halifax Awards

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THANK YOU to The Coast Halifax readers who voted in this year’s Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards!

The Halifax waterfront received GOLD: Best Public Space, GOLD: Best Place For A First Date and BRONZE: Best Staycation Spot.

Congratulations to all, and to our waterfront partners from dining to events, music to destinations including the Town of Lunenburg on GOLD for Best Staycation Spot. Check out some of the highlights below. For a full list of categories and winners visit here.

Highlights:

PUBLIC LIFE

BEST PUBLIC SPACE
GOLD Halifax Waterfront

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE
GOLD Halifax Waterfront

BEST STAYCATION SPOT
GOLD Lunenburg
BRONZE Halifax Waterfront

BEST LOCAL CHARACTER
GOLD Theodore Tugboat

BEST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
GOLD Andy Fillmore

BEST MUSEUM
GOLD Discovery Centre
BRONZE Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

BEST EFFORT TO IMPROVE HALIFAX
BRONZE Waterfront Construction

BEST FESTIVAL
SILVER Halifax Jazz Festival
BRONZE Halifax Busker Festival

BEST PARTY VENUE
SILVER The Lower Deck, Halifax

FOOD & DRINK

BEST ATMOSPHERE
GOLD The Bicycle Thief

BEST FINE DINING
GOLD The Bicycle Thief

BEST RESTAURANT
GOLD The Bicycle Thief

BEST PASTA
GOLD Ristorante a Mano

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
GOLD Ristorante a Mano
SILVER The Bicycle Thief

BEST BAR
GOLD The Lower Deck, Halifax

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO/FROZEN YOGURT
GOLD Cows

BEST LIQUOR/WINE STORE
GOLD Bishop’s Cellar

BEST PATIO
SILVER Stubborn Goat Beer Garden (restaurant on Grafton also won awards)
BRONZE Gahan House

BEST POUTINE
SILVER Smoke’s Poutinerie (also a waterfront kiosk business)

BEST WINE LIST
SILVER The Bicycle Thief
BRONZE Little Oak

BEST SALAD
BRONZE Heartwood (also a waterfront kiosk business)

BEST VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
BRONZE Heartwood

BEST GLUTEN-FREE FRIENDLY
BRONZE Heartwood

BEST SEAFOOD
BRONZE McKelvie’s

BEST BREW PUB
BRONZE Gahan House

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET STALL
(All Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market)

GOLD Noggins Corner
SILVER Getaway Farm Butcher
BRONZE School House Gluten-Free Gourmet

BEST BUTCHER SHOP
BRONZE Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

BEST CRAFT BREWERY
BRONZE Garrison Brewing Company

MUSIC

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
GOLD Halifax Jazz Festival

ARTS OF THE YEAR

BEST FASHION DESIGNER
GOLD Lisa-Drader Murphy (Historic Properties)