a place for food lovers, artists and adventurers

Showcasing the vibrant essence of Latin cooking, Bar Sofia is a paradise for shared plates and cocktails. Led by celebrated Chef Anthony Walsh, Bar Sofia playfully nods to his family’s Argentinian heritage as well as the next generation of food lovers, artists and adventurers.

As you step inside Bar Sofia, you’re greeted with a mix of classic elegance, fresh Latin energy and the fantastical and surrealist artwork of Rafael Silveira. Infused with a riot of rich colour and greenery, the space transports you to a raucous bohemian barrio full of pop-up art galleries, late-night bars and street murals. Come spring, Bar Sofia’s expansive patio, complete with a colourful feature wall inspired by Peru’s “Rainbow Mountain”, will offer a lively setting in which to sip and snack the day away. 

Highlighting fresh and bright flavours, Bar Sofia’s all-day menu features an array of tasty snacks and small plates including addictive empanadas and colourful salads; along with larger format meat, seafood and vegetable dishes meant for sharing among friends old and new. While much of the menu is Latin inspired, Chef Walsh has thoughtfully incorporated beautiful Atlantic Canadian ingredients such as Nova Scotia mackerel, lamb and salmon, Newfoundland tuna, and P.E.I. beef cheeks. 

Of course, the bar is as fun as the food! With an emphasis on tequila and mescal, the cocktail-centric menu features margaritas, pisco sours and sangria, with slushie cocktails on deck for summer. A Latin-leaning wine list offers a variety of approachable and affordable Spanish, Chilean and Argentinian bottles.

Chef Anthony Walsh

Anthony Walsh

Culinary Lead

One of Canada’s most highly revered and respected chefs, Anthony Walsh is the Corporate Executive Chef of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality. In this role, Chef Walsh oversees the culinary direction of all properties in the diverse O&B portfolio, including the restaurants, the event spaces and the catering arm. More specifically, he ensures every menu reflects the specific flavours and characters of the many unique venues. For Chef Walsh, defining Canadian food and elevating it to the world stage is not only a top priority, but a passion. 

Chef Steven Kwon

Steven Kwon

District Executive Chef

As a District Executive Chef at Freehand Hospitality, Steven oversees the culinary operations at several restaurants in the Queen’s Marque district including Daryâ, Drift, Bar Sofia, and more to come. And, as a lifelong lover of the ocean, beaches and the fresh salt air, Chef Steven is happy to call Halifax his new home.