With over 400,000 people, Halifax walks the line between big-city hustle and bustle, and small-town charm. There’s plenty to do here but nights out can still feel intimate. That’s an excellent combination when you’re fishing for Halifax hookups. There’s plenty of opportunities for getting laid here.
We’ve been in Halifax hookup bars from Hydrostone to the South End and there’s a lot to like. Unfortunately, there’s also plenty of reasons to feel underwhelmed. For every great bar in this city, there are two lousy spots. That’s true for hookup apps and sites here too, by the way. Options abound but there are more duds than real deals. It’d be understandable if you were out in Inverness and struggling to get laid. In Halifax, though, it should be a cinch.
That’s why we’ve used our extensive experience to create this list of the best Halifax hookup apps, sites and bars. This is a list for everyone, whether you’re a student at Saint Mary’s or a 40-something bachelor hitting the scene. If it’s been some time since you’ve had a hookup in Halifax, this should end your dry spell.
Keep on reading and give our suggestions a try. Once you have, let us know how it went in the comments.
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Our favorite spots to find Halifax hookups
Dating’s fine but sometimes you just want a one-night stand. Try out these bars for quick hookups in Halifax. Just don't forget to dress sharp.
The Bitter End is a great place to start looking for hookups in Halifax
Since its 2000 opening, the Bitter End has been voted over and over the best cocktail lounge in Halifax. The bartenders put a lot of love into their work but they aren’t pretentious. That means tasty but classic concoctions — you won’t be wondering why there’s a sprig of asparagus in your drink.
Not to be too blunt about it, but nothing turns a woman on like a sexy cocktail lounge. Of all the hookup bars in Halifax, few make the immediate impact that the Bitter End does. Walk into this cosy, dimly lit lounge and you are instantly aware that you’re somewhere special. Forget the name; the endings here are anything but bitter.
The undisputed best hookup app in Halifax is AFF
Over half of all hookups are starting online these days. If you're not using at least one app or site to meet girls you're really missing out. Out of all the options out there we've found AFF to be the absolute best hookup app in Halifax, especially for single guys. Tinder is still decent but AFF has been delivering the best results.
Most guys out there are going to get their best hookup results on AFF, especially compared to the other sites out there!
We've spent the time to test out and review over 100 different hookup apps and AFF is the current leader. It has a ton of local users, is completely focused on hookups, and is really easy to use.
A lot of guys use Tinder but it really isn't a great option unless you're in the top 10% of looks. If you're like us and can't make that claim AFF tends to work a lot better.
Too many hookups start online for you to ignore it. Check them out with their free trial link below and see why it's become so popular around town. It's a lot better than anything else out there right now if you just want something casual.
The best Halifax pickup bars we've tried
Halifax is a city that has something for everyone. If you haven’t found a method for arranging hookups in Halifax yet, we’ve got a few more suggestions for you.
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Where you can get laid in Halifax
Two blocks up from the water, on Prince Street, you’ll find The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse. If you were to describe the ideal bar for meeting girls and hanging out with friends, it’d be this. Irish pubs just have something special that makes them a great time, every time. It helps that the food is always greasy goodness and the beers flow like a fountain.
The Old Triangle’s particular charms rest in its wood-paneled walls and great menu. And then there’s Whiskey Wednesdays and nightly live music that always puts patrons in a good mood. Local talent play their hearts out while you wine and dine. In comparison to other Halifax hookup bars, it might not be the fanciest spot. But it’s one that will always feel like home.
East of Grafton Tavern - home for plenty Halifax hookups
If a cocktail lounge isn’t your preference, you’re probably more of a tavern type. In that case, we have to recommend East of Grafton on Argyle Street. This all-wood watering hole makes you feel like you’ve entered a homey log cabin. A log cabin that just happens to serve some of the best food and drink in the city.
Like Halifax itself, East of Grafton mixes global influences with local pride. Their lunch, dinner, and drink menus are exceptional. All of it adds up to a great place to bring a date or meet someone new for a drink.
Stubborn Goat Beer Garden is all about the company (and the beer)
When you’re looking for a good crowd these days, your best bet is hitting up a beer garden. They offer a breezy, friendly atmosphere for drinking while making hangouts super easy. You can get a group of friends together or just come down and meet somebody new. Every city should have at least one good beer garden because they are such good options for finding a real hookup.
Luckily, Halifax has a few, and for our money, its best is the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden. Their slogan is “Beer tastes better by the ocean,” and while we haven’t seen the research, we tend to agree. Located right on the water, we would happily spend every warm weekend here. Throw back a craft beer, eat some delicious food and have a day (and night) to remember.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Halifax
Head to the trendiest nightclubs in Halifax where there are always many attractive girls. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet someone interesting on the dance floor!
Pacifico is where girls go to dance the night away
At this popular dance club on the Barrington St., the crowd tends to be on the younger side: Most people are under 25. There is a huge dance floor and the DJs are really good at hyping up the crowd, so everyone’s raring to dance until the morning. The entry fee and drinks are also reasonably-priced, and there is also a cheap coat check service.
In case you’re not into dancing, you can also play pool, video games, and so on. It’s a great way to talk to girls if the dance floor is getting too rowdy.
The Dome Nightclub offers fast pass admission tickets
At The Dome, there is no need to wait in line for hours in order to meet single girls in Halifax. Just make sure that you get a fast pass admission ticket, which grants you access from a special “express” door. Girls enter for free before midnight, so you’ll see more girls here than guys.
There are three full bars, and since the venue is located in proximity of the downtown entertainment district, it’s always crowded. The cover fee is a bit higher than the average in town. But the cheap drinks make up for that.
Best places to meet sexy Halifax girls during the day
Some men prefer daygame because the women are usually off guard and the competition is easier in the morning. If that's you, and you want to get laid in Halifax then these are the best places to hit during the day.
Little Oak draws out a sexy, mature crowd
If you’re a wine lover, you’ll want to head down to Bishop’s Landing. There you’ll find Little Oak, the best wine lounge in the city and a damn fine restaurant. Whether you’re out for dinner or are just looking for a nice drink, they’ll take good care of you. Get a seat near a window, or, better yet, on the patio for beautiful marina views.
With its impressive wine list and refined food, Little Oak does tend to draw an older crowd. If you’re in pursuit of a cougar, this is the place to go, for sure. You could try making a connection there, or agree to meet someone off of Cougar Life. Either way, if you enjoy an experienced lover, Little Oak will be one of your favourite Halifax hookup bars.
Cabin Coffee - Meet plenty of hot hookups in Halifax during the day
We love a coffee house for meeting friends and new people. The atmosphere in a good coffee house (i.e., not Starbucks) is warm and inviting. The employees generally don’t care if you hang out all day and a drink can last you an hour. It’s an ideal place to set up shop and get to know someone new.
There are plenty of good cafés in the city but our personal choice is Cabin Coffee on Hollis. Their log cabin design just reinforces that this is a place to get comfortable. Striking up a conversation with an attractive stranger can be simple. Catch someone’s eye and comment on their book or whatever they’re working on. Anything goes after that.
Good Robot Brewing Co. is for beer and conversations
A sunny day in Halifax is a great place to visit a beer garden. So if you’re looking for the right spot to meet girls while getting some drinks, go to Good Robot Brewing Co. With a very social vibe and lots of girls to met, there’s no way you won’t make some new friends here. Add to that the wide selection of beers on tap and you’re good to go!
Drop by in the daytime for some coffee and lunch or go in the evening for drinks and music. No doubt this is one of the best places to pick up girls in Halifax!
Fitness FX, one of the largest gyms in town, is a great place to socialize
This large gym offers Barre, kickboxing, warrior bootcamp and other classes, which are great for meeting single girls. Choose the fitness class that sounds more appealing to you, and you’ll quickly realize why this gym is one of the best places to pick up girls in Halifax!
If you’re the type who likes to fly solo, you’ll also appreciate the modern equipment they have. So whether you want to meet girls while in the weight area or in class, Fitness FX gives you that chance!
Other great spots to get laid in Halifax
Some of our friends have bad games, but they still have sex frequently..how? Online dating.
Bumble and Tinder make it easy for you to meet with some of the hottest women on the planet. And yes, you can use it to get laid in Halifax.
Halifax locals can still do OK on Tinder
Are you a student at the University of King’s College or St. Mary’s? If so, you’re surely already familiar with Tinder. It’s the hookup app that all of your friends have been using to get laid. On college campuses across the country, Tinder is by far the most popular way to hook up.
Of course, it’s not just college coeds on Tinder. Most Millennials have tried it at one point or another, though many have deleted it out of frustration. For an app that has gained such massive cultural fame, it’s kind of amazing how many people hate it. There’s a pretty simple reason for that and it all comes down to demographics.
Of all the Halifax hookup apps, Tinder is the one most popular with the 18-28 demo. College students and recent graduates have a great time on this app. If you’ve reached your 30s, you’ll have far less success. That might seem unfair, especially if you feel you’re still plenty sexy. Unfortunately, stats don’t lie. Tinder is far less friendly to anyone past their 20s.
There’s another demographic that does especially well on Tinder: the incredibly good looking. It’s true, if you’re a guy and you’re not in the top 15% of looks, you’ll struggle. The hottest women also do best on Tinder, though it’s not so restrictive for them. If you’re a woman on Tinder, you’ll get at least a few matches. Meanwhile, the most gorgeous Tinder female users get so many matches, they don’t even bother to reply. They just enjoy the ego boost.
The overall direction of Tinder seems to be changing to be more geared toward dating. Still, if you’re a twenty-something, attractive single, Tinder will always be your most reliable method for arranging Halifax hookups. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Map of all the best options to find hookups we covered
If you really want to get the best results finding a hookup in Halifax you need to be smart about how you're spending your time. One of the best ways to improve your results is by checking out multiple different venues each night in order to find which spot is really popular on that particular night. We've put our recommendations into the map below that will help make a plan:
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