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Top Choice Microbrewery in Dartmouth

Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery

This local collaboration is the talk of the town for its small-batch specialty beers and out-of-this-world tasting menus, best shared. The aesthetic is wooden-industrial, the crowd is hipster-friendly and the bacon …
Cafe in Dartmouth

Just Us! Coffee Roaster's Co-Op

This bright yet cozy cafe serves up fair-trade, house-roasted coffee and baked goods made from locally sourced ingredients. What originally started in 1995 as Canada’s first fair-trade coffee roaster now has a handf…
Diner in Dartmouth

Nena's All Day Breakfast

On a drab street corner surrounded by used-car lots and mechanic workshops you'll find this hopping, spotlessly clean breakfast joint, serving diner-style greasy faves. Breakfast is served all day, but there's a lun…
Crêpes in Dartmouth

Portland Street Creperie

There's a crepe for everyone here at this local favorite, which continues to entice Haligonians across the harbor. From the savory 'mushroom melt' to the sweet, sweet 'honeycomb,' drizzled with Nova Scotian honey an…
Bakery in Dartmouth

Two If By Sea

Be warned…if you're wanting to gorge on the massive buttery chocolate croissants that TIBS are famous for, get in quick: they're often sold out by 1pm. Even sans pastries, it's a hip place to stop for coffee and peo…
Pub in Dartmouth

Celtic Corner

You'll have no trouble finding a partner in crime at Dartmouth's most popular and centrally located pub, with live music most nights and a wide variety of beers on tap and hearty pub food (mains $10 to $17).
Market in Dartmouth

Alderney Landing

This multipurpose venue houses a theater, market and a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Museum in Dartmouth

Dartmouth Heritage Museum

An eclectic collection of local historic artifacts is displayed here in Evergreen House, the former home of folklorist Helen Creighton, who traversed the province in the early 20th century, recording stories and son…
Historic Building in Dartmouth

Quaker House

Built in 1786 by Quaker whalers from Nantucket who fled the American Revolution, Quaker house is the oldest surviving house in the Halifax area. Admission includes entry into the Dartmouth Heritage Museum housed in …