The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

Fresh, local flavour.

Location & Hours

The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro is located in picturesque Port Hood, Nova Scotia, a quiet seaside community on the Western coast of Cape Breton Island. We’re on Route 19, right next door to Four Mermaids Gift Shop.

8790 Route 19,
Port Hood, Nova Scotia
(902) 787-3035


Great local musicians take the stage all Summer long. Regular weekly specials like Ladies’ Night, 2 Can Dine, and Steak & Stein. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all our events.

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Chef Jason Sampson brought his talent, tattoos and passion for the industry to our Bistro in 2013. Jason goes back to the classic styles of French and Italian when in the kitchen. In August 2013 Jason earned a position as Local Chef in Cape Breton’s Unique Foodie Adventure ‘Right Some Good’.

Chef Kyle MacLeod joined our team in 2014. Graduating from the Culinary Institute of Canada, Holland College in 2011, Kyle has worked in a variety of well respected kitchens in PEI, Nova Scotia and Nantucket, USA, serving many celebrities, athletes and politicians along the way. He was selected as junior chef in the Right Some Good Foodie Adventure. His love of ‘local product’ is always forefront in his mind when planning the next dish. His high energy and intense spirit collide to transform food into art.