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Dartmouth Nightlife

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Dartmouth Nightlife


A group of 11 ladies aged in their late 20's are coming to Dartmouth for the weekend in September. We are looking for a lively place to have dinner and then go on somewhere else for a few cocktails somewhere with a late license, maybe somewhere we can have a dance too. Is Dartmouth going to be suitable or would you recommend Torquay?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

Most of the nightlife action takes place on the Halifax side of the harbour, which is only a quick ferry ride away from Dartmouth...you can walk to many of the downtown hotspots. I would recommend trying a few different bars, you can't go wrong with the Econony Shoe Shop for coaktails and people watching; from there you are close to several dance clubs - I believe the 'Liquor Dome' (several bars under one roof) is open till 3:30 AM.

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2. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

Halifax is definatly a "bar hopping" kind of town..The Dome is open late and is a good choice for music, dance etc.

You'll find it hard to stay in one bar that's for sure, as there are so many, so close together. All unique and different in their own way.

If you choose to take the ferry from Dartmouth, you'll be bombarded by the selection right there in Historic Properties, but make your way to Argyle Street, Grafton, and the Spring Garden Road area if you can. Halifax is small and compact downtown so making your way around will be very easy.


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3. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

Somehow I think this poster is referring to Dartmouth (UK)...

Chester Basin...
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4. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

that could be..

Halifax, NS
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5. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

That's for sure. Torquay is near Dartmouth (UK).

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6. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

londonhen: Having just visited both Dartmouth and Torquay, I'd stick with Torquay as it's more of a resort type area with lots of restaurants and bars.

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7. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

You'll find plenty to do in Dartmouth, but perhaps Torquay will be a bit more lively for your tastes.

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8. Re: Dartmouth Nightlife

I dont know much about Dartmouths Night Life - although i suspect there isn't much that could suit your Hen party.

If coming to Torquay I would suggest you try Jingles Tex Mex Restaurant at the Harbour, great life and very popular with the groups - good cocktails there too. You are then within a stones throw of the clubs and late night bars. There will be plenty for you to choose from, loads of places with cocktails and dancing.

Can I also suggest that if you want to get lots of different thoughts on this re post your question in the UK Forum.

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Wow, thank you all for your responses! Im a first time user and am so impressed with the help i have recieved! Thanks for the tip on re-posting on the UK forum- oops!

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