“ Happiness annihilates time ... “
— Hugh MacLennan
Photo credit: Alexa Cude, The Coast.

Photo credit: Alexa Cude, The Coast.

The Watch That Ends the Night is located in King’s Wharf in Downtown Dartmouth, 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 bottles), wine and several draught, bottled beer and cider options. Our food program has a focus on what we like to call Canadian terroir, with a small but ever-changing menu that is based off of local farms produce and protein availability.

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 as well, playing blues, jazz, motown and funk. 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.


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 FOR QUESTIONS.
We take reservations using the boxed link below.
Space is always kept available for walk-ins as well.


Tue Wed Thur 5pm to 11pm
Fri & Sat 5pm to Midnight (Kitchen Open 5pm - 10pm)
Sun & Mon CLOSED




weekly features



Tuesday is NEIGHBOURHOOD Night. 5pm - 11pm.
Live, Work or go to School on our side of the bridge?
Bring in a piece of ID or a paystub and receive 20% off your ENTIRE bill !


WINE WEDNESDAY. 5pm - 11pm.
A beautiful new wine every week, chosen by our bar team.
Each week we will have a new deal prepared for you. Check our Instagram for more information!   


Thursday is BEER + BURGER Night. 5pm - 10pm.
$6 Draught. $9 Burger (that changes every week)
Come try our weekly burger feature paired with a local craft brew! 


Almost all of our special events take place on Sundays. Sign up for our mailing list to get all the info on upcoming events!


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


Menu is subject to change based on availability.


special events, receptions

& private dining


The Watch That Ends the Night 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.

Cassiopeia, our brand new Private Dining room, is able to host nearly any kind of celebration, event or gathering for up to 12 guests - 7 days a week. 

We want to show the refined and elevated side of The Watch’s kitchen, and this is the perfect space to execute it in. 5 - 14 course meals are available upon request, and the menu can be fully customized to your wants and needs.

Cassiopeia is located in the front left corner of The Watch. It began its life as a retail store, SideCar Goods, but quickly turned over when Chef Mark Gray took control in May. Black and gold grace the walls, while beautiful mahogany pieces finish the room. In the centre, a 12-seat, custom 7’ x 7’ mahogany table will be the focus of the space. Private, yet somewhat open to the restaurant, it is unique due to half the walls being mahogany slats that open up the room to The Watch’s ambiance. Almost as if you are in The Watch, while having the exclusivity and elevated experience of private dining.

If you wish to request a booking, or inquire about the rooms in general, just fill in the form below, and we will respond with options & availability.

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