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Dear Friend Bar

Dear Friend Bar



This cozy neighbourhood nook does two things exceptionally well: handcrafted cocktails and fresh oysters. Experience a menu full of inventive cocktails, shaken or stirred, and bursting with character. Nostalgic ingredients, like Fruit Loops, are infused into sophisticated cocktail recipes to complement the bar’s playful vibe, but the menu extends much further to provide flavours for every palette, including a number of zero-proof options. Earning 10th place in Canada’s Best 100 Bars of 2022, it’s no question that this vibrant restobar is worth the visit.

People aren’t just flocking to Dear Friend for killer cocktails; the food menu is superb too. Featuring a list full of small and large shareable plates and late-night snacks, this is a great way to get a taste of local flavours from the surrounding region. Local, sustainably-sourced oysters are also at the forefront of the menu and are priced at $1 during happy hour, every day from 4pm-5pm.


67 Portland St
Halifax, NS

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  • Monday4 – 11 PM
  • Tuesday4 – 11 PM
  • Wednesday4 – 11 PM
  • Thursday4 PM – 12 AM
  • Friday4 PM – 12 AM
  • Saturday4 PM – 12 AM
  • Sunday4 – 10 PM

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