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Halifax sports bars, pubs ready for Super Bowl 2023

Crowds expected on football's biggest night

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caption Sports bars across the HRM are stocking up in preparation for Sunday’s game
Brad Chandler

Sports bars and pubs across Halifax are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of the year and stocking up on nachos, beer and wings for Super Bowl Sunday.

“We are expecting a lot of people and we are going to have a lot of fun,” said Oasis Pub and Eatery manager Fred Tanner.

He said the game usually attracts crowds who want to make the most of their viewing experience. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Rihanna is performing at halftime.

Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time — that’s 7:30 p.m. for fans on the East Coast. 

The Pint Public House is also expecting a full house. 

Manager Jenna Vienneau said although inflation has increased the price of food and drinks, bar-goers are still coming out in normal numbers.

“We have actually been doing better than expected,” said Vienneau, adding they’re still navigating COVID “and surprisingly, people have been getting back to normal and going out.”

Vienneau said the annual event adds a “needed boost” to sales during the less busy winter months.

Downtown Halifax Business Commission CEO Paul MacKinnon said despite inflation, bars and restaurants downtown have been seeing “positive trends” and are “so far, so good.” 

caption Downtown Halifax Business Commission CEO Paul MacKinnon.

“The food industry is often the first to be hit hard whenever anything happens like this, but economically we are in a strange situation right now,” he said. “We are in a recession of sorts, but we are also dealing with staff shortages. Weekends like the Super Bowl certainly help.”

Here’s a list of places for Super Bowl LVII events on Feb. 12: 

Doolittle’s Sports Bar and Grill – 90 Tacoma Dr., Dartmouth

Doolittle’s will be serving chili and hotdogs during game time and offering door prizes. 

Station Six Food and Drink – 247 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield

Prizes such as a custom football-styled Adirondack chair are up for grabs and food specials will be available throughout game day. To book a table in time for kickoff on Sunday, use their website. 

Capital Sports Bar – 6300 Lady Hammond Rd., Halifax

Staff say the watch party begins at 6 p.m. with complimentary tailgate styled food such as chili and hotdogs. There will also be prizes. Details are on the Facebook page. 

Niche Lounge – 1645 Granville St., Halifax

The lounge is promoting “touchdown-worthy fun” on this year’s Super Bowl Sunday. Staff say there will be an all-day happy hour and prizes following kickoff. 

The Pint Public House1575 Argyle St., Halifax

The pub will be hosting its annual Super Bowl event with specialty food and drink items. There are 40 high definition TV’s. For more information check the Facebook page

Oasis Pub and Eatery – 5661 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax

The Oasis promotes this as “the biggest party outside the Super Bowl itself.” The event will include what manager Fred Tanner refers to as “football arena-styled food.” In addition to food and drink specials, there will be prizes. Its Facebook page has details.


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