Stillwell is a beer bar.

Located on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax, Stillwell is the place to go for great craft beers from Nova Scotia’s flourishing craft brewing community and beyond. On draught or freshly conditioned in casks and bottles, the beers are exciting, flavourful, and always changing.

To enhance the experience of drinking great beer, Chef Graeme Ruppel crafts playful, delicious snacks. The music is good, the bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly, and this paragraph is starting to sound like a Yelp review. The space, designed by the folks at Breakhouse, is beautiful and contemporary. The upstairs is grown-up; the downstairs is decidedly not. With Stillwell, we’ve aimed to create the kind of beer destination that we’d like to go to ourselves.

We hope you’ll come have a beer with us.


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    1672 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2A2

    Beer bar:
    (902) 421-1672
    (902) 478-4211

    We don't take reservations, but we can accommodate a few special events per year, so get in touch!


    "Founded by three young owners, some of whom have done stints at such beer destinations as London's White Horse and Toronto's barVolo, Stillwell is a rollicking space where all attention is focused on the wall of hot-rolled steel that works like a chalkboard."

    - EnRoute Magazine, Canada’s Favourite Bars

    "Locals love Stillwell Beer Bar for its incredible rotating selection of craft beer (draft, cask and bottle) and friendly, knowledgeable staff."

    - Chatelaine Magazine

    "Despite the craft-beer craze that many places are jumping onto, Stillwell is authentic and sincere in their delivery."

    - Logan Lawrence, on

    "Stillwell offers a sophisticated showcase for the new wave of breweries that have begun to pop up in Nova Scotia over the last two years. The snack menu is comprised of clever takes on bar food classics."

    -, naming Stillwell one of
    Canada’s Top Ten Beer Bars

    "This stylish and friendly spot celebrates Nova Scotia's craft-beer scene with an ever-evolving selection of local brews and ciders on tap, plus top beers from across the country (such as Quebec's popular Dieu Du Ciel)."

    - Where Magazine’s Top 10 New Restaurants in Canada, 2014

    "I’ve come to this bar for one simple reason: to learn."

    - Simon Thibault for CBC Radio

    "[At Stillwell], you know your getting a true taste of Nova Scotia."

    - Sharp Magazine

    "Join our amateur tasters as they sample brewed-in-Nova Scotia
    beers at Stillwell Beer Bar in Halifax."


    "Spend one evening at a packed-to-the-rafters Stillwell, sipping on the very best in local beer, chowing down on a bowl of duck-fat popcorn and some Atari fries while the buzz of conversation competes with whatever record’s spinning and you’ll see what makes it a clear winner in this category."

    - The Coast, Gold, Best New Bar

    "[Stillwell] is my favourite
    new restaurant in Halifax."

    - Bill Spurr, food reviewer for the
    Chronicle Herald

    "Favourite Halifax Bar: Stillwell."

    - DJ Skratch Bastid

    "[Stillwell] seems uniquely suited to
    what it is: a place to enjoy beer."

    - Simon Thibault, for
    Local Connections Halifax Magazine

    "Best in category."

    - Breakhouse, for Environmental
    Graphics, Canadian Regional
    Design Awards

    "Stillwell is my new (Canadian) archetype for craft
    beer bar doing food right."

    - David Ort, author of the
    Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook

    "Stillwell, with just 12 taps, wins Best Beer Selection, beating out nine-time champ
    Maxwell’s Plum and its 60 different draughts."

    - The Coast, Gold, Best Beer Selection

    "Stillwell is Halifax’s hot spot for the best ales from Nova
    Scotia’s flourishing craft brewing community."

    - Re:porter Magazine

    "Downtown’s heady new hangout is
    changing our beer culture."

    - Whitney Moran, for The Coast

    "Stillwell properly presents the [cask beer] product."

    - Brian Titus, Garrison Brewing, on Global Television

    "[Stillwell] tapped into a specialty beer that’s relatively new to the city."

    - CTV News, cask beer piece