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Cured Cuisine · Curious Cocktails · Curated Winelist

all are welcomed here
by the sea under the stars
spirits are restored

 Photo credit: Alexa Cude, The Coast.

Photo credit: Alexa Cude, The Coast.


15 Kings Wharf Pl, Unit 104
Dartmouth NS  B2Y 0C2

Up the outside staircase and to the left.
Wheelchair accessible if you park and proceed from in front of 30 Kings Wharf Pl.


Plentiful street parking:
Meters are free after 6pm, or enjoy the large
free parking lot on the opposite side of the street.


CALL 902-402-9009 TO RESERVE.
Space always kept available for walk-ins as well.


Tue Wed Thur 5pm to 11pm
Friday 5pm to Midnight
Saturday 10am to 2pm, 5pm to Midnight
Sunday 10am to 2pm
Monday Closed

Frequently Asked Questions:

We offer a full dinner menu.
The Watch is also great for drinks and small plates.
Hot Brunch is served every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm.
Private dining, bespoke tasting menus, venue rental, and catering options available by request.
There is no dress code in effect. Our space is elegant but relaxed, suitable for both suits and t-shirts.


WEEKLY Features


happy hour

Every evening from open to 6pm our entire beverage menu is $2 off everything: cocktails, wine, beer, spirits, et al.
*Starting April 10, 2018


Tuesday is #DartmouthDateNight
Buy dinner for two or buy a bottle of wine (we can recork it, no charge) and we'll buy dessert!
Keeping Dartmouth off the rocks.


LIVE JAZZ from 7pm - 10pm
The Evan Mahaney Trio plays the standards. A beautiful view with
thoughtfully crafted food & drink and elevated music. No Cover. 


Spirited Away! All spirits are 25% OFF. 
Our expansive and well curated backbar of Scotch, Bourbon, Sipping Rum,
Tequila, Mezcal, and everything else is on sale all night long!

saturday & sunday brunch

Brunch is Served every weekend from 10am - 2pm.
Steak & Eggs $18, Nordic Plate $15, House Made Pork & Maple Sausage with Baked Beans & Bacon $14, Potato Latkes $12, Burrata with Salsa Verde $14, Grilled Cheese with Capicola and Fried Egg $12, Porridge $6, Blueberry & Granola Yogurt $6, Devilled Egg $1/each half, Toast $5, Oysters $3, Olives $7.

special events

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Eight ounces of eight premium single malt scotches paired with eight inventive dishes. Featuring the fine single malts of Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach. Frank Whitehead of Franklin Imports will also join us to shed more light on these incredible whiskies.

Thurs May 3, 2018. 7pm. $130pp. 36 tickets.

1. G&M Glen Grant 2008 (Speyside)
Southern Corn Grits
Charred Corn, Double Smoked Bacon, Asiago, Preserved Lemon, Sorrel. - Keegan Patey

2. G&M Mortlach 15yo (Speyside)
Welsh Rarebit
Mustard, Cayenne, Aged Cheddar, Worcestershire. - Mark Gray

3. Benromach Triple Distilled (Speyside)
“Beef & Tobacco” - Mark Gray

4. G&M Bunnahabhain 2009 8yo Cask Strength (Islay)
Curried Goat
Stone Fruit, Black Lemon. - Janie Bogardus

5. Benromach 15yo (Speyside)
Licorice Cured Salmon
Beets, Rye. - Mark Gray

6. G&M Glentauchers 1998 19yo Cask Strength (Speyside)
Lamb Neck Croquette
Clove Sabayon, Quail Egg, Garnet Mustard. - Mark Gray

7. G&M Strathisla 2005 12yo  (Speyside)
Smoked Ice Cream, Espresso. - Mark Gray

8. Benromach 10yo (Speyside)
Pumpkin & Sorghum Pie
Served with Malted Milk Ice Cream. - Janie Gray

Call 902-402-9009 to reserve. Min. 48 hours cancellation.
50% charged for no-show.

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Take your Mum for a proper High Tea this year. Fine tea with generous platters of English favourites.

May 13, 2018. 5pm. $45pp. 40 tickets. 5pm seating is sold out. Second seating has been added for 2pm-4pm with tickets still available.

First Platter: Scones & Crumpets, Croissants, Zucchini Loaf, Jams, Marmalades, Butters, Devilled Eggs  

Second Platter: Tea Sandwiches (Chicken, Cucumber, Salmon), French Onion Soup, Bacon & Spinach Quiche  

Third Platter: Pot de Creme, Madeleines, Chocolate Bouchons, Profiteroles

Call 902-402-9009 to reserve. Min. 48 hours cancellation.
50% charged for no-show.


 It's a vibe.

It's a vibe.

 Call  (902) 657-3348  to reserve. Event is taking place at Sugarmoon Farms:  221 Alex MacDonald Rd, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Call (902) 657-3348 to reserve. Event is taking place at Sugarmoon Farms: 
221 Alex MacDonald Rd, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0


“Four Hands” Dinner Series VOL.4 - 'AUTHENTIC CHINESE CUISINE'


Guest Chef IVAN CHAN of The Orient Chinese Cuisine.

$70 + tax & grat. / 36 tickets / 7 courses
*$40 optional wine and beer pairings

*Boxing Rock Brewing Co. - Bravo! Single-Hop IPA
Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Course 1 - Mark Gray
Hot & Sour Soup: Tofu, Bamboo Shoot, Cinnamon Cap Mushroom, Pork Jowl

Course 2 - Ivan Chan  
Drunken Chicken, Jellyfish Salad

*2 Crows Brewing Co. - Maestro Foedre Aged Brett Gose
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Course 3 - Janie Bogardus  
Rabbit & Pork Pot Stickers, Fermented Garlic Honey, Shiitake

*Salentein Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Course 4 - Mark Gray
Chilled Black Selva Shrimp & Sugar Snap Peas

*Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - Rosée D'Hibiscus Wheat Beer
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Course 5 - Ivan Chan
Szechuan Spicy Fish Soup with Halibut Cheeks

*Benjamin Bridge Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

Course 6 - Ivan Chan  
Hong Kong Style Barbecue Rib, Cantonese Charcuterie Sticky Rice

Course 7 - Mark Gray
Coconut Pudding, Peanut Mochi, Mango, Green Tea

Call 902-402-9009 to reserve. Min. 48 hours cancellation.
50% charged for no-show.


* menus and prices subject to change based on season and availability



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 Steak & Eggs - Getaway Farms 6oz Medium Rare Sirloin Steak, Fingerling Potatoes, Chermoula, Cornect Honey, Fried Egg - $18

Steak & Eggs - Getaway Farms 6oz Medium Rare Sirloin Steak, Fingerling Potatoes, Chermoula, Cornect Honey, Fried Egg - $18


Private Dining & Rentals

The Watch That Ends the Night is a mid-century Canadian supper club & cocktail bar overlooking the Halifax Harbour. Our focus is on innovative Canadian cuisine, house-made charcuterie, expertly crafted cocktails, and a thought-provoking well curated wine list. Our space and our services are highly customizable and are available for hire both on-site and off-site.

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The Watch That Ends the Night is located in King’s Wharf in Downtown Dartmouth, south facing, with an incredible panoramic view of the Halifax skyline and harbour. The room comfortably seats up to 50 dining guests with ample standing room and soft seating for up to 85 in all. We have a cocktail and wine focused beverage program with a large selection of medium-to-high end spirits (over 180 boles), a 35-bottle wine list and several draught and bottled beer and cider options. Our food program has a focus on preservation, small and large format sharing platter options and a 12–15 item ever-changing menu of locally sourced, seasonal Canadian cuisine. The Watch’s décor is inspired by mid-century North American hotel lounges overlaid with the aesthetic of Canadian paperback novels – mahogany, dark blues, light greens, many plants and mirrors. Low level lighting with lots of natural sunlight or starlight shining through our floor-to-ceiling windows that encapsulate the space. Our soundtrack is inspired by 1920’s – 1960’s hotel lounges – blues, jazz, motown, funk and swing fill the speakers. Overall, the vibe is relaxed and upbeat, yet refined. Lounge areas, banquettes, soft seating and communal seating bring the room together for entertaining throughout the day or night.

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The following options encapsulate our seated dining packages. We work with you to put together a selection of dishes for your guests to choose from on the night of the dinner.

We can accomodate a maximum of 50 seated guests. If these tiered packages do not satisfy your needs, we will work with you to design an event that is perfect for celebrating birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, bridal & baby showers, anniversaries, wine dinners, corporate dinners, luncheons, and more. 

one star package

1 x Selection of Gourmet Bar Snacks:
including but not limited to nuts, olives, bread & oil
1x Large Plate Selection ($20 - $29 value) 
1 x Dessert Plate Selection ($7 - $9 value)

$35.00 per person + tax + 18% grat.

two star package

1 x Small Plate Selection ($13 - $16 value)
1 x Large Plate Selection ($20 - $29 value)
1 x Dessert Plate Selection ($7 - $9 value)
2 x Glass of Wine or Beer ($7 - $12 value)

$50.00 per person + tax + 18% grat.

three star package

1 x Selection of Gourmet Bar Snacks:
including, but not limited to nuts, olives, bread & oil
1 x Small Plate Selection ($13 - $16 value)
1 x Large Plate Selection ($20 - $29 value)
1 x Dessert Plate Selection ($7 - $9 value)
2 x Cocktail, Wine, or Beer ($7 - $15 value)

$75.00 per person + tax + 18% grat.

four star package:

Seven Course Customized Tasting Menu with
Four Drink Customized Beverage Pairing
(highly customizable and scalable)

$100.00 per person + tax + 18% grat.

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The Watch can host up to 80 guests offering the best in cocktails, wine, spirits, and beer alongside a host of charcuterie, hot and cold canapés, hors d’oeuvres and sharing platter options tailored to your needs.

Our Chef, Manager, and Head Bartender will sit down with you to determine a customized menu based on each party’s budget and needs, as specialized or as free-form as best suits each event. We can also coordinate with you to arrange entertainment. 

Venue is available for buy-out; pricing varies based on individual needs and day of the week.

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A seasonal, customized menu from the chef featuring adventurous and/or comforting fare, raw seafood selections, house made salumi and preserved vegetables that is designed to compliment any occasion for brunch, lunch or dinner service.

Off-site Catering: The Watch that Ends the Night will bring the restaurant to you, fully customized to accommodate a private dinner for up to 15 guests, a canapé reception for up to 150 guests or a vineyard reception for up to 500. Pricing varies based on individual needs.