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About Us

The perfect bridge between trendy seafood and comfortable atmosphere.


Pickford & Black was originally a Nova Scotia shipping firm established in 1876. They started out as ship chandlers and grocers and grew into a booming steamship line that delivered goods throughout the Maritimes and to Cuba and Bermuda.

We kind of have the same mission as the original Pickford & Black…but instead of delivering goods all over the world, we’ll be delivering the best seafood, craft beer, and overall great times to you right here in Halifax.

We are a part of Murphy Hospitality Group, a company that started with one restaurant 38 years ago, and today encompasses 14 restaurants, 2 hotels and the PEI Brewing Company. This is, and has always been, a family run business. Kevin, Kathy, and their three sons, Ben, Sam and Isaac, are integral parts of the company and you will see them around the restaurants and hotels.

What we do know is that we will continue to have fun, continue to hire great people and grow MHG. Although some things have changed over the years, our principles remain the same: friendly, knowledgeable staff, great food, and clean and comfortable locations that help us to create memorable experiences. While our roots are in Prince Edward Island, our desire is to create dishes that are truly Halifax.

    Seasonal Beers


    Snowbird Juicy IPA
    ABV: 6
    IBU’S: 45
    MALT: 2 Row, Wheat, Malted Oats
    HOPS: Ella, Eldorado
    YEAST: Vermont Ale
    COLOR: Cloudy Gold
    CLARITY: None
    AROMA: Ripe oranges, fresh squeezed juice
    FLAVOUR: Soft mouthfeel, mild carbonation, pithy bitterness.


    Strawberry APA

    ABV: 5.25%
    IBU: 38
    MALT: Vienna
    HOPS: Comet, Simcoe
    YEAST: Ale
    AROMA: Piney hops and fresh strawberry aromas dominate, undertones of toasty malts and fruity esters
    FLAVOUR: Balanced maltiness, medium body, medium bitterness, hops and strawberries finish
    APPEARANCE: Strawberry blonde, unfiltered
    FRUIT: Strawberries
    TASTING NOTES: Strawberries and IPA – together at last! This beer plays off the interactions and similarities amongst beer and fruit flavours. The distinctive and enjoyable aroma of strawberries intermingle with piney and tropical hops as well as yeast-derived fruity esters.


    Shortest Day
    ABV: 4.5
    IBU’S: 30
    MALT: Base Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Crystal Malts
    HOPS: East Kent Golding
    YEAST: California Ale
    COLOR: Black
    AROMA: Roasted malt,vanilla flavoured coee, hints of nutmeg and rum
    FLAVOUR: Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, balanced bitterness, bittersweet finish