DARTMOUTH, N.S. — The Watch that Ends the Night, voted Canada’s Best Bar of 2018 by enRoute magazine, closed its doors this summer.
“It’s with an extremely heavy heart that we must say this, but we must,” owners Mark Gray and Alissa Maloney said in a statement on Facebook. “The Watch that Ends the Night is officially closed for business. All we can say is thank you all. To our absolutely incredible staff, clientele and suppliers for showing us so much love and support in allowing us to do what we could do.”
Gray, who took over the bar from Joe and Bethany Gurba in May 2018, announced that the closure was ultimately due to finances.
Now that his bar has closed, Gray has indicated he will head in a new direction and hopes to become an addictions councillor with a focus on helping those in the restaurant industry.