A Night Out in Halifax: Bars and Restaurants to visit before a Piece Hall gig.

The much-anticipated summer season at The Piece Hall kicked off with the legendary Blondie hitting the stage and thrilling the crowds to start an amazing  34-night concert series! If you are attending a gig at the Piece Hall it is an experience in itself, but exploring the local bars and restaurants can truly elevate your visit to Halifax.

From cocktail bars to traditional pubs and fabulous dining, there’s no shortage of options to suit every taste and mood. So, if you are attending a gig, be sure to make time for a culinary tour of our vibrant and historic town. Enjoy the music, the food, and the drinks – Halifax has it all!

Here’s some great places to visit

  • Freddie Fowlers in the Borough Market has extended opening hours serving a £5 menu of Classic Cheese Burger, Spiced BBQ Wings, Samosa Chaat, Sweet Chilli Glazed Halloumi, Sloppy Jo loaded Tortilla Chips and Homemade Meatball Sub’s.
  • Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant are offering pre-concert dinner. Monday to Friday 12pm – 5pm you can enjoy a summer menu crafted to offer a variety of light and delicious dishes, perfect for a pre-concert treat. Stay at Holdsworth House Hotel from £165 per room (for two people) including full cooked breakfast.
  • The Duke of Wellington you’ll always find a warm welcome at The Duke of Wellington, and a place to enjoy a cosy meal.
  • The Old Cock is one of Halifax’s oldest pubs. Originally Built in 1580, the pub has recently been renovated it offers a wide range of drinks and offers and an outdoor seating.
  • Meandering Bear located close to the Piece Hall, it offers a great range of cask & keg ales and lagers, cocktails and spirits. Food includes meat/cheese boards, toasted sandwiches and generally food to go with drinks in an informal setting
  • The Grayston Unity is a venue & cultural hub in Halifax, serving beers, wines, spirits and cocktails to enjoy in the bar, snug or rooftop terrace.
  • Ricci’s Place is a true, family-run restaurant in the heart of Halifax, serving  fantastic, fresh, and seasonal food from their open kitchen, and provide an environment for guests that offers a warm, inviting hideaway.
  • Mum’s House is a cocktail bar that is a home away from home, they have an extensive cocktail list, and also serve beers, wines and spirits.
  • Watchmakers is a stylish pub style restaurant in the heart of Halifax centre. Now serving delicious fresh food
  • The Railway Hotel  located next to Piece Hall serving award winning Yorkshire Ales, wines and spirits.
  • Brass  is a friendly community pub in the heart of Halifax town centre, serving beers wine, spirits and cocktails.
  • All Pizzetto serves freshly baked pizzas and the promise of genuine Italian cuisine.
  • Cafe Passion provides quality food and pride themselves on serving delicious genuine Mediterranean dishes.
  • Dukes serves up cold beer and natural wine with lashings of punk rock!
  • Mamil offers a wide range of premium craft beer, spirits and wine.
  • Spice Delight is a family run Indian restaurant in the Heart of Halifax offers traditional Indian Cuisine.
  • McCafferty’s Bar is a traditional Irish Bar, serving food and drinks.
  • The Ring O’Bells is a free house located in the centre of Halifax. Just a short distance from the Piece hall and Train Station. Beautiful building with a great selection of ales. Plenty of daily drinks offers and an all round great atmosphere!
  • Knead is a traditional Italian pizzeria and cocktail bar in Halifax
  • Vocation & Co features a ground-floor level Taproom with 8 Cask and 18 Keg lines, plus Wonderwheel Pizza! On the second-floor is The Projectionist – named as a nod to the building’s history as an Art Deco cinema – where they serve cocktails and pour another 8 keg lines in a calmer, more intimate setting. The 60 seater Roof Terrace Bar really is the cherry on top, with 4 Keg lines, seasonal spritz menu and frozen cocktails all year round.


  • La Luna are a vibrant contemporary family-run cafe-bar and restaurant serving a menu of European meals and snacks.
  • The Hour Glass is a Cocktail bar, serving fabulous cocktails, beer, wine and spirits.
  • Victorian Craft Beer Cafe brings continental style drinking to Halifax, and offers hand pulled beers and ciders 100 bottled beers pies and coffee.
  • Totem, offering British Food and Tiki Cocktails
  • Sultan Mahal Tandoori Restaurant at Westgate Arcade serves the finest in Tandoori cuisine offering a fine selection of traditional favourites, modern classics and inventive Chef’s specials, all of which are cooked freshly to order from the finest ingredients.
  • Kobenhavn serves real ale, craft beer, wine & coffee
  • Seoul Food Korean Kitchen is a casual, cosy eatery serving authentic traditional Korean dishes, including vegetarian, vegan dishes.

Dean Clough

  • Next Level serves a collection of spirits and liquors, specially selected premium lagers, craft beers and ciders from around the globe also offers a full gastro dining menu.
  • Stod Fold is located at Dean Clough and Serves craft beer, bespoke cocktails and great food.
  • True North offers an exciting range of menus, drinks & special events.  From leisurely brunch to casual lunches and something special in the evening, you can enjoy both great service and great food in the heart of historic Dean Clough.
  • Thai Corner offers a truly authentic Thai dining experience within the stunning character Grade 11 listed Victorian buildings at Dean Clough Mill.
  • Babar Khan has an extensive menu which includes a large variety of choice of both classic dishes and innovative ideas.