Leg­endary cock­tail lounges, stu­dent pubs and ev­ery cafe in be­tween.

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OSOUTH Say hello to Hal­i­fax’s new shawarma pros. Lo­cated right in the heart of the south end, Basha has brought its take on Middle East­ern cui­sine with a Cana­dian flare to Hal­i­fax. From killer shawarma to beef donairs, Basha Le­banese is tasty, af­ford­able and great for those late night crav­ings. 5361 Inglis Street, 902-425-4005


A gen­uine south­ern bar­be­cue ex­pe­ri­ence and Best of Food win­ner, of­fer­ing pork, ribs, chicken and other fin­ger-lick­ing meat dishes and sauce-slathered good­ness. Chili, baked beans and mac daddy n’ cheese to round out the com­fort food. 1014 Barrington Street, 902-407-4100


A south end gro­cery des­ti­na­tion, of­fer­ing fresh and frozen pro­duce, bulk goods and of course a broad se­lec­tion of Asian pack­aged foods, herbs and spices. 5483 Vic­to­ria Road, 902-423-0642


This Dal­housie hang­out should be con­sid­ered for an hon­ourary cam­pus des­ig­na­tion. Fair trade cof­fees, pani­nis, sand­wiches, soups and the Coburg break­fast sand­wich sus­tain you while you put the fi­nal touches on that nag­ging Ni­et­zsche term pa­per, or re­lax and thank the aca­demic

Reno’s) and Alex Son (a friend and for­mer em­ployee). North Moun­tain Fine Cof­fee will give you your buzz, house-baked goods (and gluten-free op­tions) take care of your hunger and the ser­vice will have you smil­ing. 5570 Fen­wick Street, 902-431-5450


This lo­ca­tion of Pete’s pop­u­lar deli counter brings those re­li­ably fresh and tasty sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads to cam­pus. It’s the per­fect des­ti­na­tion for stu­dents who want to fol­low parental in­struc­tions to “make smart choices,” but par­ents from the neigh­bour­hoods around the univer­sity stop in for healthy eats, too. Dal­housie Stu­dent Union Build­ing 6136 Univer­sity Av­enue


A south end in­sti­tu­tion, Peter’s has been serv­ing up some of the city’s best pip­ing-hot pizza pies for years. 5391 Inglis Street, 902-423-8996


In­cor­po­rated since 1901, the Resolutes Ama­teur Ath­let­ics Club, AKA the old­est pri­vate club in the whole dang prov­ince, has got more ex­pe­ri­ence in the bar scene than even your granny. While your here, dine on some re­li­able pub fare, see some rock­ing live mu­sic and knock back a pint or two. 5461 Inglis Street, 902-492-8140


Roy Clorey’s been mix­ing mar­ti­nis at the Westin’s cock­tail lounge for more than 50 years—so long they’ve named the bar af­ter him. In an age where ar­ti­sanal cock­tails rule many menus, do your­self a favour and have a drink made by a straight-up leg­end. 1181 Hollis Street, Westin Ho­tel 902-421-1000


Whether you’re look­ing for a full pie, and a quick and cheesy slice, this spot’s got your pizza crav­ings cov­ered. 1148 Barrington Street 902-405-8888


You might walk by Shiraz with­out notic­ing it—it’s tiny—so it’s a good thing the own­ers painted the restau­rant in vi­brant lime and yel­low to catch your eye. Fa­mous by wordof-mouth for its cheap and de­li­cious samosas, Shiraz also has a range of op­tions from a simple hum­mus and pita plat­ter to de­li­cious kabobs and a series of mouth-wa­ter­ing main dishes. 1240 Hollis Street, 902-404-3300


Long­time sub shop The Sub­ma­rine was taken over by Laba Zibara in 2011, who changed the menu to of­fer a se­lec­tion of Le­banese dishes to go along with the sand­wiches. 5384 Inglis Street 902-423-7618


Tomavino’s is a highly re­garded pizzeria, oper­at­ing in Hal­i­fax for over 20 years. Lo­cated across from the Sea­port Farm­ers’ Mar­ket (with pa­tio seats in the sum­mer), you can order dine-in or take out—ei­ther way, you’ll get a pie you won’t soon for­get. 1113 Mar­ginal Road 902-425-7111


The flag­ship lo­ca­tion of the Un­com­mon Grounds cafe trio, this south end cof­fee spot of­fers up am­ple study space, fresh-made snack op­tions and a pa­tio that sits up to 20. 1030 South Park Street 902-404-3124


Yuk it up at this com­edy club known for putting both lo­cal and trav­el­ling tal­ent in front of the mic. Check out its sum­mer pa­tio for open air laughs. Westin Nova Sco­tian, 1181 Hollis Street, 902-429-9857

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