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Introducing…

We’re excited to introduce ‘The Carleton at Home’… a family-style ‘heat and eat’ menu for Friday curbside pickup.  Let us bring our kitchen to yours as Chef Mathias and his team work their magic with fresh local ingredients and you just pop in the oven when you get home.

Click HERE or on the menu to place your order ONLINE. The online order page looks suspiciously like our usual show ticket page. Ya gotta get creative, so please forgive any strange wording or layout!

ORDER: Before 3pm on Tuesday, May 26 – make your selections and pay by credit card.

PICKUP: Between 4 and 7pm on Friday, May 29 – stop by The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street to pick up your order.  We’ll bring it right to the patio to adhere to physical distancing requirements and get you quickly on your way.

ENJOY: The menu has been designed so everything can be heated together in one oven at one temperature.  Enjoy a home-cooked meal without the fuss, maybe with a bottle of wine or ice-cold beer or cider.

HELP OUR ARTISTS: With the music industry experiencing very challenging times, those placing orders will have the option to make a donation to a cause close to The Carleton’s heart, the Unison Benevolent Fund. The Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. This organization helps professional music-makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.

The Carleton is still closed to gathering – but we have music online and soon food & drink at home

[19-May-20 10:00 am] We are gearing up ‘The Carleton at Home‘! Starting Thursday May 21, order online from our weekly food and drink menu until 3pm Tuesday and pickup 1685 Argyle curbside 4-7pm Friday.

[10-May-20 9:45 pm] We’ve had to postpone another HUFF brunch with Carleton Stone and special guests, so are facing the music (ha!) and saying so long to May for onsite shows. However, don’t forget our Wed and Sat Live at The Carleton streams featuring 4-song sets by local artists. Many thanks to Mark Robins (Halifax Presents contributing editor) and Jon Cornwall (audio man extraordinaire) for their ongoing efforts to harness Facebook Live technology to deliver The Carleton’s great sound.

[06-May-20 1:00 pm] Hope you’re all staying safe, sane, and healthy. Missing our team, guests, artists and the great experiences we share at The Carleton!

[20-Apr-20 4:00 pm] Acknowledging at least another 2 weeks off the grid.

[06-Apr-20 7:00 pm] Are you keeping track? We recognize that April in person isn’t going to happen. However, keep your eye on Live At The Carleton, your FB live local musician fix every Wed and Sat at 7 pm.

[30-Mar-20 9:30 pm] The sign on the Carleton door now reads “closed until further notice” but we are still managing moment to moment. Today we’ve retreated at least til April 17.

[20-Mar-20 11:00 am] Jill Barber has just cancelled her east coast tour. New dates will be announced shortly and all previously purchased tickets will be honoured. We at The Carleton vow to remain optimistic, so looking to re-open on Thursday April 9 with local 80s superband Maximum Overdrive.

[16-Mar-20 4:30 pm] I knew there would be updates, but not so soon, nor so drastic.

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In light of artist cancellations, staff availability, and the whole Halifax downtown scene slowly shutting down, we have decided that it is best and safest for all to close The Carleton for a few weeks.

If the world cooperates, we’ll be open again on Thursday April 9.

Thanks and big love (from 6 feet away!) to our team who have been thoughtful and patient and super-sanitized during these tough times.

To our many supporters: listen to those playlists, dream of Carleton frites, and we’ll see you as soon as permitted!

The Many ways to Celebrate

Not sure what you or that special someone will enjoy?

A night full of variety is what you need! Wed Feb 12 The Blue Room Band will keep your night vibrant with this 8-piece ensemble delivering different flavors of smooth Jazz Standards, Swing, Soft Rock, and Retro-Pop. Join us for dinner and let the music do the talking, you might just fall in love all over again!

Looking for a more irreverent evening?

Ease the pressure of Valentine’s Thurs Feb 13 with “A Not-So-Valentine’s Day Comedy Show”… need we say more? Or find that happy medium by enjoying dinner and drinks before the show, and then laugh it all off!

Where’s the Romance?

Don’t worry, we’ve got that too! Fri Feb 14 surround yourselves with the sound of love, featuring ” Ariana Nasr performing Edith Piaf”. With 2 shows, we hope you can find your fit. Celebrate with a 3-course menu at the early show, or catch up for dessert and prosecco at the late show!

The Carleton welcomes singles, couples, groups of friends, colleagues – whatever combo floats your boat for an equal opportunity Valentine.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT thecarleton.ca

Valentine’s Day Menu is Here!

February 14, enjoy a 3-course meal and “A Night of Cabaret featuring Ariana Nasr performing Edith Piaf.”

Dinner and Show tickets on sale now! Tickets are only $90 (including taxes and gratuity) Dinner seating from 4 pm to 7 pm via OpenTable HERE.

Dessert and Prosecco package is also available for the second, late show at 9:30pm. Details and info HERE.

The Carleton’s Chef Dolente Competes in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2019

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is a national culinary competition with over 100 Chefs and 5,000 guests gathering annually across twelve cities in Canada. With a 13 year successful history, this evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport, and music has raised $15 million for Canadian athletes and as of 2018, the impact has expanded to include music and food programs for youth.

Reigning silver medalist of Canada’s Culinary Championship 2018 for Nova Scotia, Chef Dolente, and his culinary team will once again compete in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, an evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport and music, set for Friday, October 18 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax. Tickets available HERE.

Behind every great Chef, is a great culinary team and Chef Dolente’s will be supporting him in full during the competition.  With the absence of skilled hands in our kitchen at The Carleton this Friday, October 18, Chef Dolente has graciously created a Snack-able Menu for guests to enjoy.

The Snack-able Menu will be available from the time we open for Happy Hour, at 4pm and all throughout Geoff Kennedy’s free acoustic show at 6pm, as well as the Second Line Parade Album Release at 10pm!

Of course, the bar is still open.  And don’t worry, the full menu will be back Saturday, October 19th!

  • Cheese Board 12
  • Charcuterie Board 12
  • House Made All Dressed Kettle Chips 5
  • Cajun Spiced Bar Nuts 5
  • Marinated Olives 5

A Great Time for a Great Cause

On August 21, our Carleton was proudly involved in hosting The “No Time for That” Anti-Bullying and Mental Health Benefit Concert alongside its founder, singer-songwriter, Elsie Morden.

100% of proceeds from the benefit concert went towards ensuring that the Anti-Bullying Society’s “No Time for That” Tour can continue to deliver powerful presentations about bullying prevention, mental health awareness and youth empowerment to schools free of charge. So far they have been to 600 schools across Canada including 71 schools in Nova Scotia.

We, at The Carleton, have no time for bullying and are cheering on Elsie for her efforts in continuing to create awareness and change with this important anti-bullying movement. You rock Elsie!

[Photo credit: Stoo Metz]

A decade of HUFF

Mike Campbell talks about his journey over the past ten years with HUFF on Global, August 22, 2019.

Interview on Global Halifax

On Tuesday, May 28th, we were on Global Halifax’s Foodie Tuesdays morning show!

Chef Dolente and GM, Jon Whitton, talked about our new menu, the Craft Draught Showdown coming up, and presented our Seafood Pasta dish.

Check out the new menu HERE.