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Burger Week October 14-23

The Coast’s Burger Week strikes again!  Presenting The Carleton’s Beat the Blues burger.  Ground beef cut with ground bacon topped with blue cheese, a tangy and sweet balsamic onion jam, house special sauce, served with a toasted sesame bun. Gluten free bun available upon request.

Eat in or take out  —  $10 with $1 going to Feed Nova Scotia.  Order fries or salad @ $5 and we will donate an extra $1.

During Burger Week, we open Monday at 6 pm, Tuesday-Wednesday at 5 pm, Thursday-Saturday at 4 pm. CLOSED Sundays. Note The Carleton is still hosting its award-winning events and concerts so interior seating limited! Takeout always an option.

Phase 5 Update

Nova Scotia’s modified Phase 5 came into effect Monday October 4.  The Carleton, in its ongoing effort to balance safety and normalcy, had already decided to be more cautious than the original Phase 5 and we support the announced regulations.

Our sincere thanks to the small but mighty Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia which has worked tirelessly with government on industry’s behalf and regularly package information in digestible format.  Here’s a refresher on what to expect:

  • Per the new Proof of Full Vaccination (POV) protocol , anyone age 12 or older who is not fully vaccinated will not be able to access the restaurant.
    • We ask that you show your POV and photo ID upon entering The Carleton.
    • If you have a Valid Medical Contraindication for COVID-19 Vaccination letter, you need to present the letter for access.
    • Contact tracing is no longer required.
    • The VaxCheckNS scanning app to verify the POV QR code digitally should be available on October 22.  Photo ID will still be required.
  • Masks are required as they are now.
    • All patrons must be seated to eat or drink (only then can they remove their masks).
    • When a patron leaves a table, they must put their mask back on.
    • For pickup orders inside the restaurant, people must wear a mask (they do not need POV).
    • Staff will wear masks at all times when interacting with guests.

What’s a little different about The Carleton:

  • We will continue to seat guests in table bubbles based on ticket purchases and/or specific requests.
  • Physical distancing of tables will reduce from 2 metres (6 feet) to 1 metre (3 feet) to increase capacity.
  • There will be minimal seating at the bar.
  • We are not immediately reintroducing a dance floor.  Dancing near your table is allowed but masks are required.
  • With an individual’s written consent, we are permitted to record vaccination status so documents do not need to be verified on every visit.  Still working on how best to implement… more later…

Patio Popup!

It’s a start!  Great weather predicted tomorrow, outdoor dining is a thing again, and The Carleton has a fresh patio!

Join us starting 2 pm Wednesday June 2nd to celebrate Reopening Phase 1.

Please note that our patio popup is weather and mood dependent.  Keep an eye on socials to track our on again, off again existence 🙂

May 29th Saturday Kitchen Popup!

As we adhere to the provincial lock down, The Carleton team continues to work with artists and partners daily to reschedule (and unfortunately in some cases cancel) shows that were booked for the venue in May and into June.

One of our local and very talented artists effected by The Carleton’s closure is singer-songwriter Ian Janes, who just released his brand-new album and companion book, Episode 5.

Janes had three full band shows set for The Carleton in early June, two of which were sold out. These shows have been rescheduled for later in the summer (July 15, 16 & 17) but to not disappoint his fans, Ian decided to perform solo from his home studio this Saturday, May 29th at 8pm AT.

So, to join the festivities and celebrate with Ian and his fans, family and friends, The Carleton is offering a special 3-course ‘Popup Takeaway‘! A little bit local, a little bit southern fried, a whole lot of fun deliciousness!

Here’s how to be part of it!

Buy tickets to Ian’s show here: HERE

Place your dinner order for The Carleton at Home: HERE

*First 10 food orders receive a complimentary Carleton toque!

Pickup is between 4 – 7 p.m. this Saturday at The Carleton (1685 Argyle Street).  Let us know your preferred pickup time in the comments section of your order so we can be sure everything is HOT from the kitchen!

The Carleton CLOSED until June 2

[UPDATE 28-May-21] Oh happy day! Outdoor dining patios are permitted to open effective Wednesday June 2!

[UPDATE 19-May-21] Restrictions will stay in place until the second week in June. Show rescheduling continues!

Closing all Halifax restaurants to indoor dining effective tomorrow, Friday, April 23 is one of the many lockdown measures announced by Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang this afternoon.

This means cancellation of all Carleton events for likely the next month. We will begin work with artists and partners to determine whether and when we can reschedule, and will reach out to every ticketholder and reservation to confirm or offer refunds.

Stay safe, and please be patient while we work this through.

Chef Probst’s Craft Draught Showdown 2021

We’re Hiring!

The Carleton is looking for creative, hard-working, and committed individuals who love food, drinks, and music and who will enjoy working with renowned musicians and entertainers as part of an award-winning team.

Positions available: Bartender, Server, Assistant Manager, Bar Manager and General Manager

Previous relevant experience is an asset, as is familiarity with Touch Bistro.

If you believe you’re suited for any of these positions, please send us your resumé, along with a cover letter, to hire@thecarleton.ca

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