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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 resumĂ©, along with a cover letter, to

For more information on The Carleton, please peruse this website and join us on FaceBook @TheCarletonHalifax, Twitter @ CarletonHalifax and Instagram @CarletonHalifax

Gunning-Cormier Christmas online!

Thanks to the-pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named…  Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier are unable to deliver their traditional Christmas show in person.

Quick pivot and… “We hope that we can bring some holiday cheer to you where ever you’ll be watching.  Love and see you all soon — Dave & JP.”

This one hour private virtual event will be made available on each of the original 5 Carleton show dates from 7 pm til 10 pm AST. Click on the links below to purchase.

Sunday December 13 COMPLETE

Tuesday December 15 COMPLETE

Wednesday December 16 COMPLETE

Thursday December 17 COMPLETE

Friday December 18 COMPLETE

BONUS every night:  At 6:15 pm before the show, join JP & Dave for a LIVE Christmas fireside chat.  Hop on JP’s YouTube channel here then click on the Live Fireside Chat video.

Two of the most talented musicians in the country come together in a new format this year to bring us a one-of-a-kind show for the holiday season with favourite tunes and good laughs. We need this!