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Split Crow Pub

1855 Granville St, Halifax, NS
2 reviews
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A welcoming smile, hearty platters of food, generous mugs of grog and, of course, great music. . . the tradition continues. Go to full description...

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By ljbaker444 on Jun 14, 2009
We tried the quesadilla and found it to be quite tasteless (no seasoning or flavor). My husband had the fish and chips and thought it was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the hot turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberries. Very tasty. The environment and decor was very enjoyable. Service on the other hand was terrible / non - existant. This was our first experience at the Split Crow and we are not likely to be back anytime soon due to the service. Would rather spend my money somewhere it is appreciated.
By Rebecca on Sep 27, 2007
Oh Split Crow! You haven't been to Halifax until you've been to the Split Crow. You will find yourself drinking more beer than you ever thought possible, singing louder in public than you ever thought possible...and drunker before 5pm on a Saturday than you ever thought possible.

As the tale goes, your weekend is planned out so that you don'
t go out drinking on a Friday night because you will be waking up to get a table around noon. (Those alcoholics who do go out the night before may have a rough start)

Generally, the eager drinkers order some tasty pub fare, along with their first beer of the day. And for the next couple of hours a few pitchers are thrown back amongst friends while the band starts playing some Maritime favourites, along with all the best sing-a-longs...until...

ITS 4:30!! POWER HOUR. Now folks, this is when things start to get silly. Trays of beer (30 of them) for the price of $50. Or for those who don't like to share - 3 beers for $5.

By this point, you are either trying to take the microphone from the lead singer because you think you do a better version of "Wonderwall" than him, or you are hugging the middle aged man sitting at the table next to you who is out to celebrate his sons 19th birthday. But his wife doesn't care, because she is also about 7 beers deep.

As power hour is nearing its end, the brave servers venture around the crowded bar to fulfill the extremely inebriated customers last wishes. And as has found out..when you order 3 more - it doesn't mean 3 more in total - it means 3 more for everyone sitting at the table. But as an unwritten law of life you can't leave unfinished beer on the table. So it somehow all disappears.

Once all the beer is gone, it is time to stumble out of the bar, usually around 6 o'clock, and sing the entire way home.
Comment by Becca on Sep 27, 2007
they do, but not on this particular power hour
Comment by steph on Sep 27, 2007
Ohhh Power Hours are fantastic! Do they other drinks for cheep other then beer?
Comment by KAT on Sep 27, 2007
HAHAHAHA best place ever! especially squatting in front of a tour group in daylight on your way home....or so I have heard? I love the Split Crow, it is quintissential Halifax! Also Bebs, when did you become so eloquent?
Comment by KAT on Sep 28, 2007
I think the rule is that in Halifax, at a pub, you have to drink beer...
Comment by dilly on Sep 29, 2007
The act of discounting beer twice within a 24 hour period (cutting the price for an hour then raising back up) is SO illegal - as in, lose your liquor licence for 3 or 4 weeks, or even more if its not your first go with the commish.

The last time Power Hours were legal in Ontario most n49ers were still n00ers.

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The Split Crow Story... On July 17th, 1749, Governor Cornwallis granted a license to sell Beer and Liquor to a Mr. John Shippey. This was the first liquor license to be issued in New Scotland, (now Nova Scotia). John Shippey named his tavern The Spread Eagle as its sign was taken from the German coat of arms, The Double Eagle. Shortly after opening, the tavern became affectionately known as The Split Crow. John Shippey's Split Crow, located at the southwest corner of Salter and Water streets, quickly became a second home for sailors, mariners and travelers. They were given comfortable lodgings, food and generous mugs of grog. In the tradition of the day, music was played, ladies entertained, politics were discussed and, inevitably, fights broke out. One of these fights resulted in the first ever murder charge in Nova Scotia. More than 250 years later, although in a different location, The Split Crow, continues to serve mariners and travelers from around the world and nearby. A welcoming smile, hearty platters of food, generous mugs of grog and, of course, great music . . . the tradition continues. You are always welcome at The Split Crow
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