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The Carleton

1685 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
+1 902-422-8340
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1685 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Best bar in town to hear live music. Great service, excellent selection of wine, beer & cocktails, and great food--delicious, large portions. Have dinner and drinks and stay for the music; shows usually start at 8pm.

Thank Loren154976
Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a spot of much energy collected over the years with many bands and musicians. Sadly the construction around the venue has accelerated its possible demise. In fairness a landmark of long duration may be no more at least as it was.

Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We went to see David Myles and Classified and we were not disappointed! They were funny, talented, probably the best show I have ever seen. The opening act (Elijah) was incredible, didn't want him to leave the stage. The venue is an amazing place for...More

Thank debmelissa
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Friday night so it was busy. Very narrow bar, small and crowded. Thought the band would be rock or alternative... They were "hip hop". First hip hop band I heard that had not a single lyric to any of their songs. (Their drummer was really...More

Thank Darrell L
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Great entertainment, friending service...good selection of beer! Stage well located for viewing the entertainers.

Thank msmith722
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Visiting family in Halifax between Sept 6th and Sept 11th. My brother's niece, Taryn Dene was singing there on Thursday September 8th 2016. To our surprise, Don Amero, folk singer, was opening the evening. He was nominated for 2 Juno this year. He is an...More

Thank RicharDaniel
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Carleton from a recommendation. Elise Desler was singing promoting her second cd and she was celebrating her 40th birthday next week. The crowd was festive and we enjoyed her songs. The bar itself is near the waterfront. An easy walk from...More

Thank Sharon v
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Carlton is a great place to listen to live music. The acoustics are wonderful and the atmosphere is intimate. The audience was quiet and respectful of the musicians. The food, on the other hand, was awful. The pasta was served in basically a soup...More

Thank groundcherry
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a night of live music, knowing we were going to see a cover a classic Neil Young album. Our server seemed uninterested in our table, when we did get our drinks, they were watered down. We ordered mushroom bruschetta and calamari....More

1  Thank thompgal
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Excellent bar food (had great fish & chips) and nice atmosphere. The main attraction is the live music. I heard an excellent Australian band called "The Mae Trio" on 27 July. Unfortunately, the experience was marred by people at the bar and at nearby tables...More

Thank lebljc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1685 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-8340
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