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New Scotland Brewing Co, Dartmouth, NS

New Scotland Brewing Co

4.7
4.7
163 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Come enjoy our spacious Brew Pub, take in a live show or enjoy our Rooftop Patio on the sunny days! We provide a delicious selection of quality meals, appetizers and of course, local brews!

New Scotland Brewing Co. is a community based microbrewery in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth Nova Scotia, overlooking the Halifax Harbour. NSB is dedicated to showcasing the best Nova Scotia has to offer, all while producing exceptional small batch beer and vodka soda.
While you're here, take in some live music on the New Scotland Stage. We're known for staying close to home and supporting the local music scene. Because of this, you get some awesome entertainment during your visit Thursday - Saturday.

Located at 16 Portland Street, across the street from the Alderney Ferry terminal and beside The Canteen.

*For reservations over 10, please call the brewpub 902-406-2337. If you'd like to reserve one of our private rooms, please email christian.friesen@newscotlandco.ca*

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery, Gastro Pub, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 406-2337
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Tanner
  • Catering
    Contact us to book your next private event! <br />events@newscotlandbrewing.ca<br />902-406-2337
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us to book your next private event! events@newscotlandbrewing.ca902-406-2337
  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Cross Street
    Portland Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking space 1 and 2 dedicated for New Scotland Brewing Co. customers.
  • Public Transit
    Across from the Dartmouth ferry terminal. Bus Numbers:54 Montebello, 58 Woodlawn, 59 Colby, 60 Eastern Passage, 61 Auburn, 62 Wildwood, 63 Woodside, 68 Cherry Brook, 159 Portland Hills Link
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Garrett Mason!

    $6.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Every Friday night! Show starts @ 9pm $6 Our Friday night Juno Award winner is sure to fill the space every week. Join us for best in class performance from the acclaimed musician, Garrett Mason, from 9pm until after 11pm. A $6 cover per person is required for show entry OR if you are in the Brew Pub after 9pm
    Garrett Mason! photo
  • Dave Goyetche

    Feb 29, 2024 only
    PWYC 7:30 PM Join us for a night of brews, food, and music from Dave Goyetche(filling in for Jake Ballard!)
    Dave Goyetche photo
  • The Living Walls

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 2, 2024 only
    8:30 PM $10 Join us for a night of music from The Living Walls!
    The Living Walls photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour 🍻

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    $6.50 pints of Lite Lager Everyday from 4pm - 6pm Come enjoy a refreshing brew after work or take advantage with dinner 🍻

    Happy Hour 🍻 photo
  • Late Night Happy Hour 🌙

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - Sat - 10:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Calling all night owls 🦉 Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights From 10pm - close $6.50 pints of our core beer on tap + $7.00 pints of or small batch on tap

    Late Night Happy Hour 🌙 photo

What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic Canada

    Hot spot

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for live music

  • Atlantic Canada

    Lively

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Hot spot

  • Nova Scotia

    Lively

163 Reviews
  1. AdamT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but the flavours were pretty basic. The fish cakes, while tasty, didn't have a lot of flavour to them and weren't worth $22. The smash burger and fries were also pretty typical and basic,and not really worth the money

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  2. SarahC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and drinks. Music was awesome! Highly recommend if you like live music.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff seems disinterested. We ordered fish and chips and burgers and chips. Ketchup and vinegar were not brought or offered. No offer to refill drinks. Food was good. Music was good.

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  4. PatriciaM

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had nachos which were delicious. Enjoyed a cider from neighbours Lake City and a st Andrew’s cross ale.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the service and listening to the entertainment. Them Barrens are fantastic!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great!

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  7. Teenaweena

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and we sat at the bar and enjoyed watching everyone and the beautiful local art. We ate our meal right there at the bar. The entertainment was spectacular!<<. Thanks. We will be back. C. Fougere

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming environment and great service and food.

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  9. LeslieP

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The place is busy so it's obviously well-loved by patrons - Garrett Mason was fabulous - but the overall noise levels with people talking is very loud and uncomfortable. It's not pleasant to have to yell across a table to talk to someone before the band even starts.

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  10. MoniqueL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a great time at the ceilidh. The music was awesome and everyone enjoyed the food. I kept changing my reservation to add more people and the staff was very accommodating. We were well looked after all evening.

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  11. DarrenD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for entertainment. The Culls were an excellent band and our server Nick was great. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to listen to local music in a great atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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  12. JamesF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic music, service, food and drinks. Will definitely return.

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  13. LindaM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful regarding the bar menu flavors and food menu. We enjoy the vibe of the place!!

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  14. JJLD

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious salad, easy atmosphere. Would recommend.

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  15. JonA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music great service great food just a great place

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  16. MichaelW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great space, food and entertainment. Our server Lucas was very accommodating! Quick and inexpensive ferry ride from Halifax and the New Scotland is across the street from the ferry terminal!

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  17. AlyssaE

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and beer was good! Good non beer options too.

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  18. TomG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Good Food, Great choice of drink, will definitely be back

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  19. Haeld

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible. Our server ignored us all night. Food took an hour.

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  20. Jann

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were only a table of six, and it took us over 30 minutes to receive our drinks. Sadly, the core menu offering, being poutine, was not available nor the cheese for many dishes, but we were not told this until after waiting half an hour for drinks. Our server never came back to see how we were doing it as well. The food is not great. The patio has great potential but the service and food, and lack of food available, sadly did not get this high rating.

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  21. Doug

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best nachos we’ve had in the city . Great selection of beer . It’s a super venue to listen to live music. Always a treat to hear / watch Garrett Mason live. Such an incredible musician !

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  22. AnnemaryB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good time and look forward to eating there again.

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  23. DarleneR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was nice. We were slow getting our food. Our seats were uncomfortable and not built for anyone to stay any length of time at all, and the table was tiny and crowded. The majority of the food was ok, but we would not order it again; with the exception of the fries, they were delicious! They told us there is a new menu coming in a week, so hopefully they will do better with this one.

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  24. HeatherP

    Atlantic Canada

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The deck outdoors , food and staff were wonderful

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  25. ShelleyM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed in the food. Pulled pork was cold and mushy. No texture needed some cole slaw or something. Po boy bun was so hard it was difficult to bite. Had to cut it with a knife.

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  26. LisaH

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch, it was very good! Loved the spicy Hollandaise sauce

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  27. Kyle

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, atmosphere and family friendly. We went for Sunday lunch and the staff was great with my 3 year old and I witnessed similar family positive interactions with the two other families that were in the restaurant.

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  28. SophieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and so was the service. We enjoyed everything and will definitely be back!

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  29. ErinB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best frites in the city, and I love the cauliflower bites with Kentuckyaki sauce and the cauliflower tacos. Pair it with a beer on the beautiful patio, and it's a perfect summer meal.

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  30. MoniqueL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good seat was reserved for us near the stage perfect for enjoying the band. Good attentive service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Music was amazing however staff didn’t seem to be prepared. Waited approximately 2 hours for our food. Drinks service was scarce long waits for anything. Everything I asked for was not available from menu. Pinot Grigio (not the can one), desert and something from the main menu can’t recall

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  32. AMB118

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great beer, great all around as always

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  33. Eric

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and super duper friendly. Good food and excellent variety. Of beverages

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  34. Neesy

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the outdoor patio ! Small space but lots of seating.

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  35. Graham

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome staff Great beer and food Music is for all tastes

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  36. VeronicaW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent atmosphere, you feel like a regular after the first pint. Staff are attentive, bar staff held every glass up to the light before filling to make sure it was clean. CAULIFLOWER TACOS ARE THE BEST TACOS I HAVE EVER TATED! Burger was awesome. Music was fun - band “The Low Fills” great home band, personal and talented. Recommend big time for a night out

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  37. HelenM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique pub food served piping hot. Nice choice of on tap beer.

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  38. DianaL

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with my aunt who was visiting from Quebec. We were wonderfully surprised when our waiter switched over to French and made the intersection with my aunt way more comfortable. The food was amazing, the service was great. We enjoyed our evening!

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  39. MoniqueL

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, perfect for the good music that was enjoyed

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  40. KristaR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were lovely! Drinks of course were great, as usual, but this was my first time dining there and the food did NOT disappoint! The fish cakes with house salad was incredible…thanks for a wonderful night.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from New Scotland Brewing Co using the Order Online button. New Scotland Brewing Co also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 406-2337.

New Scotland Brewing Co is rated 4.7 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

New Scotland Brewing Co does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for New Scotland Brewing Co

16 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Portland Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brewery, Gastro Pub, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking space 1 and 2 dedicated for New Scotland Brewing Co. customers.
  • Public Transit
    Across from the Dartmouth ferry terminal. Bus Numbers:54 Montebello, 58 Woodlawn, 59 Colby, 60 Eastern Passage, 61 Auburn, 62 Wildwood, 63 Woodside, 68 Cherry Brook, 159 Portland Hills Link
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Tanner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 406-2337
  • Catering
    Contact us to book your next private event! <br />events@newscotlandbrewing.ca<br />902-406-2337
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us to book your next private event! events@newscotlandbrewing.ca902-406-2337
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