Along with Roy, you can find all of the usual suspects here at the lounge: hotel business guests, those on a weekend getaway, and loads of locals. Along with great local beer and a mix of classic cocktails, the regulars come in for Roy’s secret martini. He wouldn’t give up his recipe, but he has had 50 years to perfect this legendary beverage. For true connoisseurs, rumor has it that each time Roy shakes it, it's a perfect pour each and every time.
Now if the classic martini is not for you, there’s a bevy of other beverages from which to choose. Try the Nova Scotia Cosmo, made with Ironworks vodka and cranberry liqueur -- a local micro-distillery –- cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. In summer, mojitos were big on the outdoor patio and the Green Tea and Honey Mojito sounded particularly yummy.
The Westin Nova Scotian has a great location in the happening Seaport District of Halifax. Rooms are light and contemporary and are a decent price at $209 CAD ($213) for a King room or, at $235 CAD ($240) for the Westin Renewal Package, breakfast and late check-out are included.
[Photo: The Westin Nova Scotian]