Discover Downtown Dartmouth's top local favourites for a night out! From cozy traditional pubs to trendy hot spots, each with its unique vibe and selection of drinks, you're sure to find the perfect place to start or end your night.

Looking for the best place to start or end your night in Downtown Dartmouth? It’s worth checking out these top local favourites.

Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery

62 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1C2

This local favourite quickly carved a spot for itself downtown. There’s always a great selection of craft beers from near and far (and the food is also pretty dependable).

The Celtic Corner Public House

69 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N7

This cozy traditional Public House is a classic Downtown Dartmouth hangout. If you’re a local or know one, you’ll likely bump into someone familiar. Celtic offers a great selection of beers, whiskies, and live music on weekends.

New Scotland Brewing

16 Portland St Unit 101, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

This local brewery is constantly expanding and improving. They offer a rotating selection of beers, a very welcoming atmosphere and some great music if you hit it on the right night!

The Dahlia

15 Kings Wharf Pl #104, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0B4

You can start the night (if you get there in time to grab a table) at “JUKAI Japanese & Thai” and then head down to Dahlia, an upscale cocktail lounge by the folks from Jukai offering creative drinks and a chic atmosphere.

Dear Friend Bar

67 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H1

A stand out in Downtown Dartmouth that almost benefits from its limited (read: exclusive) seating. This very hip spot delivers some of the most innovative cocktails in Halifax with a laid-back vibe.

The Wooden Monkey

Terminal, Above Ferry, 40 Alderney Dr #305, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N5

a sister to their Halifax location, this cozy spot offers organic food and local food, with, of course, a great selection of local beers and wines. As a plus, it’s located right along the Dartmouth waterfront inside the Alderney Ferry Terminal building.

The Canteen

22 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

This trendy hot spot serves up delicious cocktails and elevated comfort food.

Jacob’s Lounge

106 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H8

Jacob’s is a classic local spot with a neighbourhood feel and affordable drinks.

Lake City Cider

35 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H1

This well-located cidery serves up a range of ciders and offers a welcoming patio (plus a cute duck logo…in case you’re wondering).

Millstone Public House King’s Wharf

67 Kings Wharf Pl Suite 102, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0C6

Perhaps the closest thing to a sports bar in Downtown Dartmouth, this cozy spot has a great selection of beers and delicious food. We’ve also been noticing a very strong lineup of musical guests as of late.

No matter what kind of bar experience you’re looking for, Downtown Dartmouth should have something that perfectly accents your night out. While lovely, Downtown Dartmouth isn’t huge, so even if the first bar you visit isn’t the right fit, the next one will likely be a few doors down.
So why wait? Head out and check them out for yourself!

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