Monday, July 16, 2012

Touring Nova Scotia - Shore Club in Hubbards

On Friday we went to the Shore Club. It is located in Hubbards, Nova Scotia and is considered 'the last of the GREAT Dance Halls!'. It was built in 1946 by Roy Harnish and continues to be a family run business today. It started out as a place for Lobster Dinners and then dance the night away and 60 years later, that tradition continues.
Inside the Shore Club
Every Saturday during the summer you can go and enjoy a traditional lobster supper. It draws crowds from all over. Then, you can stay and enjoy that nights band if you so choose.
The stairs leading into the Shore Club. (Unfortunately I couldn't get far enough back to get the whole effect.)
From the website:
For a taste of true Maritime tradition—great food and fun—The Shore Club in Hubbards has served up the best in Nova Scotia hospitality for more than 65 years.
Known for its fabulous Lobster Suppers and as Nova Scotia’s Last Great Dance Hall, The Shore Club dishes out scrumptious seafood and live entertainment that draws thousands of visitors and loyal patrons, who yearn for a hearty meal and fun dance floor music.
On the night we were there, it was the one karaoke show of the year. We knew the host, so it was the event we chose to attend and the first time I had been there. The place has a great atmosphere and a look to it that really captures the sea-faring coast and history of this province. There were nets on the ceiling and great artwork everywhere. If I had planned this post ahead of time I would have taken more pictures. Next time!
The Guy singing
If you view the history on the website, though, you will find that the Shore Club's history goes back even further. It involves a post that the Harnish family bought from the US frigate Chesapeake. The pot was 100 years old when it was cleaned up and used for the first lobster supper down on a beach in Hubbards. As the weather was constantly affecting things, though, the club was eventually built so they could move things inside. You can read an more in-depth history here.

All in all, a great taste of Nova Scotia History...


  1. Looks like a fun night!

  2. Oooh, I like the Touring Nova Scotia thing!!! I can pick out all the places I want you to take me when I come visit. :P

    1. haha... I thought it would be fun for the summer. We will see... :)

  3. Ooo.. looks like a fun night out!

  4. What fun! I hope someday I can visit Nova Scotia. I am not a fan of lobster, but I do enjoy music. :-)

  5. Anonymous11:05 PM

    I love seeing little local bits of history...especially since Nova Scotia is mighty far away. :-(

    And did you get up and sing, too??

  6. Sounds like a fun night!

  7. Very cool and I love the fact that it's still there 60 years later!

  8. Great post! Neat sense of history and fantastic that it is still in business. And yeah, sounds like a fun night. I like those lobster stairs.


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