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Alexander Keith's Brewery

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-455-1474
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 18:00
Fri 13:00 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Historic building and well restored

We admired this historic part of the waterfront of this interesting city. I have to say we did not partake of anything as ours was an architectural tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband is a home brewer and he had to stop by and imbibe. The atmosphere is great, the food is yummy and the service superb. We had a lot of fun and there was no problem with seating the six of us!!!

Thank JJGoodell
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We admired this historic part of the waterfront of this interesting city. I have to say we did not partake of anything as ours was an architectural tour.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my wife and daughter for dinner after a long walk on the pier. We did not partake in the brewery tour as we were tired and hungry. We found the food and service to be very good and the beer was nice and cold. I would recommend this place for dinner.

Thank Bill2025
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best brewery tour I've ever been on. Great staff. Interesting history. Lots of fun! And great beer of course. You have to experience it!

Thank Martin S
Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ticket prices should have been a give away of what the tour would be like. This is an old brewery and has an interesting history. All the staff dresses in period of it's roots. They do a nice job of telling you the history. They are a bit theatrical about it. The family lived in the same building, so... More 

Thank Bulldog82
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a beer enthusiast in my mid 20s who has been on about 20 brewery tours across North America and Europe, and without a doubt the Keith's brewery is the most disappointing. I respect the history that the museum has and I do appreciate that they recently started to actually brew small batches beer again at the brewery. However, the... More 

Thank Matt B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic experience touring the brewery with our amazing private guide Bill who showed us some of the off beaten corners of the tour allowing us to tune into the Paranormal activity and experience the visions of the pub and surrounding area of days gone past. Great for the history and ghost buff. Was an honor to met Mr.... More 

Thank spiderwoman808
East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Loved the tour of the brewery. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Halifax area and the process of brewing beer. My boyfriend and I were really impressed with the tour and the people. We will be recommending this brewery tour to others. Thank you so much for making our visit so wonderful.

Thank KimberlyHauganamazon
Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This tour is just good fun, and should be viewed from that perspective. You won't learn profound lessons about beer making, but you will enjoy yourself. The kids conducting the tour are clearly having a good time, and their attitude is infectious. The tour price includes a tiny bit of Halifax history, a tiny bit of beer brewing lore, and... More 

Thank Carl D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We really enjoyed our tour! It was low season so we had a private tour - really learned a lot, had a lot of fun, enjoyed the samples! However, at $25/pp I feel the tour is overpriced.

Thank Tiffiemonkee

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