Stone’s Throw Patio: A hop, skip and a jump away from being one of downtown’s newest hot spots.
The Halifax Waterfront just got a little cooler with the opening of Stone’s Throw Patio. Just a quick hop away from the Halifax Harbourfront Marriot, (and by hop I mean, it is attached to the hotel). This seaside property offers its guests and locals the perfect place to unwind, enjoy the view, and of course try out some great local brews and refreshing cocktails.
With a few friends in tow, I was invited to join in the fun for the official patio launch party. No, this post is not sponsored despite the invite coming from a local PR company. They did not ask me to write this post, I wanted to write it because WOW, I was impressed. Not only did I find another Nova Scotia brewery to love but the food, oh…THE FOOD!!! But before I dive into all the goodies, I must tell you about that brewery I mentioned.
Roof Hound Brewery
I always love trying new craft brews, Nova Scotia has more than its share which means I have tried a lot. Roof Hound Brewery is located just outside of Digby, on the southwest shore. This beautiful seaside town may be known for their scallops but this gal will be stopping to see the hound the next time she is in town. I started with their Harvey Wallbanger Wheat, it was nice and light. Then onto Thyme to Grow a Pear Blueberry Kettle Sour, which was so full of flavour; not too sweet or sour but just right. Then last but not least the IPA, my favourite of the three. What can I say, I am a hoppy lady. Roof Hound Brewery gives the expression “hair of the dog” new meaning.
Back to the Patio
Now back to the patio. Other than the stunning view of Halifax harbour, Stone’s Throw offers a unique space for friends to gather away from the hustle of a larger restaurant style setting. They have a wood burning pizza oven on site, as well as an appetizer menu packed with their chef, inspired creations. I recommend trying the pork schnitzel. And while I did nibble on a slice of cheesy margarita pizza, there were so many other mouth-watering offerings that I went a little overboard on the sweet treats.
S’more to Come
The best part of the night was when my favourite local blogger, Kayla Short, asked me to be her Insta-story model at the s’more bar. Y’ip, you heard me. They had a s’more station set up with homemade biscuits and marshmallows. I am not sure if this will be opened all summer but it should be. There is nothing that says summer more than a s’more, am I right?
My evening at Stone’s Throw Patio was the night that summer began for me. I was surrounded by friends, great food, drinks and the location could not have been more perfect. Along with being a stone’s throw away from the harbour it was also only a few minutes away from my bus back home. Before leaving, our host, Jessica, gave me permission to sneak a few quinoa crisps home in my purse. I could not stop snacking on them here and there throughout the night. Have a peek for yourself. I took them home, drizzled dark chocolate all over the broken pieces and then added it to a spicy nut party mix. It helped make my husband’s home brew go down a little better. He’s not as hoppy as I am.
If you live close by or are thinking of visiting Halifax I recommend you check Stone’s Throw Patio out for yourself. Be sure to call ahead first, they sometimes close for private functions. Word is spreading fast about this place. I hope after reading my blog you will understand why.
This post is not sponsored but I would like to thank Cossette Halifax for the invite. I would also like to thank Jesse Heeley for his willingness to share his photography with me. Give him a follow on Instagram @Jesseheeleyphoto, he’s a very cool cat. I would also like to thank Jessica from The Halifax Marriott Harbour Hotel, she was the perfect hostess. I am already itching to go back to toss a few more stones by the harbour.