About The Press Gang Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, we are one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures dating back to 1759.
Historically a press gang was a group employed by a commanding officer to impress, or coerce, other men into service for the navy or army.
Our walls, food and philosophy are influenced by the history of seafaring in our city.
We offer a unique formal dining experience with a menu of exquisite seafood, meat, game, and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate.
Our oyster bar is one of the best stocked in the city, with no less than three different farms featured daily.
And we have a vast selection of fine wines, single malt whiskies, and classic and signature cocktails, to be paired or enjoyed on their own.
The Original Oyster Bar.
The beauty of an oyster comes from it’s simplicity, and sharing a plate of oysters with friends is a mutual understand that the ocean’s gifts are best in their purest form.
We’ve been serving up oysters from all over the maritimes since before it was in fashion.
Sit at our bar, in front of hundreds of oysters on ice, and be transported throughout our maritime coastal landscape and terroir.