Tall Sips 2019
June 6 to June 30, 2019


Tall Sips is a citywide celebration of cocktail culture in Halifax.

We encourage everyone—salty sailors, visitors from afar and neighbourhood friends—to explore the city and enjoy the local refreshment scene. Grab a passport from the official participating locations listed here and sail your way through the pubs, patios and bistros that have made Halifax a legendary port of call.

For those souls of legal drinking age, specialty cocktails made for this week are priced at $8. No additional purchase is necessary to enjoy Tall Sips libations.

Tall Sips kicks off with the Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival, June 6 to 8, 2019. Drink Atlantic features seminars and events led by special guest bartenders, hosted by The Clever Barkeep. Tickets available now.


Still need more incentive? Here are some random previews of participating Tall Sips drinks.

Highwayman Restaurant & Bar

Sherry Cobbler — Bombay Sapphire gin, Fino Sherry, lemon, mint, sugar, soda. Get it at 1673 Barrington Street

Field Guide

Mile High Club — Bombay Sapphire gin, Suze, cucumber saffron syrup and lemon, topped with tonic. Get it at 2076 Gottingen Street

Compass Distillers

Smoke on the Water — Compass aquavit, Sombra mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino, lemon ginger syrup and egg white, garnished with pink peppercorn. Get it at 2533 Agricola Street

The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Plane Sailing — Strawberry-hibiscus sour featuring Aviation Gin with rhubarb bitters, fresh lemon and egg white. Get it at 1662 Barrington Street

The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Charley Noble — Featuring Aviation gin, lychee, green tea, freshly squeezed lime juice and Chartreuse. Get it at 5218 Prince Street

Clever barkeep

Tall Sips and Drink Atlantic are organized by The Coast and The Clever Barkeep.