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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

1663 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J-2B5, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-423-7463
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Ranked #4 of 13 nightlife in Halifax
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Owner description: The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with how the food tastes; try the delicious meals and funky drinks when you visit... more » Owner description: The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with how the food tastes; try the delicious meals and funky drinks when you visit this friendly establishment. « less
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English first
New York, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2007

You can't fault the sprawling shoe shop for lack of variety. We were lured in to the front room by a quartet covering Django Reinhardt tunes. The band played all night and couldn't have been more pleasant/talented. Our first try at a carafe of wine was watered down and awful, and the second bottle had turned to vinegar. Our waiter... More

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Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2007

This place is kind of interesting--a bit of a labyrinthal hang-out spot that continues forever with multiple bars and spots to dine. NOT a fine dining venue. Good for a burger or some mussels and beer; maybe a glass of wine. Good location; so-so waitress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2005

We loved the Shoe Shop. The atmosphere was excellent and the artwork in the building was as well. We listened to jazz on a monday night. The music was great and the feel of the place was that you might find in a Europe. A good concept, we look forward to visiting the Shoe Shop again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2005

All I can say is this place is way cool. The indors are covered with palnts and trees, you have the feeling you are outdoors sitting in a really cool bar located in the middle of a rainforest. If you go, the the Nacos are an absolute must, but bring your appetite...they stack them sky high!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2004

A great place with great atmosphere and value is awesome too. however, the service is sometimes not the best when it's really busy... and often hard to get seats

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2002

a must to go to when visiting halifax,the atmosphere is superb and the service is with a smile,trees growing inside,split levels for privacy and the food was good value for money and tasted lovely.

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