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Any of your remember when the Seahorse looked like this?

The Seahorse was the first tavern in Halifax to open after prohibition

The Seahorse has been in the news lately as its owner prepares to move the decades-old tavern into its new north-end location, but how much do you really know about the dingy, awesome basement bar we’ve all come to know and love over the years?

Let us enlighten you on a few fun facts:

Any of your remember when the Seahorse looked like this?

Any of you remember when the Seahorse looked like this?

The Seahorse opened in 1948 — that’s 66 years ago! At that time, they charged a mere 25-30 cents a pint (I wonder if they were sloshing around a prehistoric version of Horsepower back then?)

Oh, and get this: the Seahorse was Halifax’s first bar to open its doors after prohibition ended in Nova Scotia (an eight-year dry spell that came to a close in 1929).

The day they opened, 50 people had come in to drink by 10:20 a.m. (I’m sure it was 5 o’clock somewhere) and they couldn’t keep the beer cold because it was selling out so fast.

You might want to grab a pint at the Argyle St. pub before its doors are closed up for good!

 

 

 

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