I was downtown last night with my roommates and decided to check out the Split Crow Pub seeing as I've never been there and it's my good friend Dean's Halifax pub of choice. It's also apparently where the first murder charge in Nova Scotia occured, so, you know, that's interesting.
I was only in there for about half an hour so I didn't catch any music or anything. The building was really cool though, with old brick walls and wooden bench seats, and it's also huge which is cool. It's pretty classy feeling without being too ritzy. The dude that served us was really nice and actually humoured me when I demanded he sing David Bowie (yes, I'm kind of a dick. I tip really well if it makes you feel any better). The beer isn't crazy cheap or nothing, it's about the same as any other bar in Halifax, even some of the really sketchy ones.
I got the cheeseburger poutine because I have a serious poutine problem - this particular poutine had ground beef and bacon in addition to the regular poutine fixins - and it did not disappoint. I mean, it's the size of a small cat which is good and it was super tasty. The fries were those perfect poutine fries, ya know, not too crispy and not too soft. Either the beef or the gravy had some sort of seasoning which I can't quite place but it tasted good. The bacon was... y'know, bacon. This giant poutine and a Schooner came to under twenty bucks altogether (before the tip) so that ain't too shabby.
Anywho, it's a really nice, versatile spot, suitable for date nights, hanging out with your bros, or sitting alone and crying in your beer. I would go again, to do one of the three. Check out the Split Crow's website here.
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