The Carleton – Halifax, NS

The Carleton Nova Scotia

If you’re in the mood for some good old fashion singer songwriter action, look no further than The Carleton. Established by Mike Campbell of Much East fame, The Carleton was designed with the musician in mind. They don’t pay lip service to their lips sealed policy when musicians take the stage. At past events, Mike  himself has asked talkative tables to leave during a singers set.

And, the ends have certainly justified the means. Musicians love playing on their intimate stage, and patrons continue to pack the place. We recommend you don’t wait to get your tickets the day of the show, The Careton is known to frequently sell out.



We were fortunate enough to see three of our favorite musicians on the Carleton stage this summer – Keith Mullins (, Kev Corbett ( and the return of Steven Bowers ( The trio took turns sharing new and old songs with the audience, while the others alternated on back-up. The night was topped off with an impromptu performance by Stef Domet of CBC Mainstreet, who inspired Bowers title track on his album ‘Homing’.

Almost as noteworthy as the music was the Carleton’s menu – A Cancun Chicken Wrap for him and half size steak and frites for her. A particularly nice feature is their half size portion options, making the menu more wallet and waist friendly if you are watching either.

The Carleton
1685 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS


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