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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 202 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Gahan is a name unknown in Charlottetown today, but in the middle of the 19th century, John Gahan was a prominent merchant, an importer of teas, wines, and family groceries. His place of business was on the corner of Queen and Sydney Streets, the former McIsaac building. Mr. Gahan lived next door to the shop, at 126 Sydney Street, in a wooden house he had purchased from the Brenan Estate. In 1880 he replaced that residence with the mansard-roofed brick one now at this address. It remained in Gahan ownership until the beginning of the 20th century when John Gahan’s widow, Marguerita, sold the property to Edward Kelly, the enterprising Irishman who built and owned houses all over Charlottetown. After Edward Kelly’s death in 1922, the premises became the property of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation. The Sisters of the Precious Blood built a large addition to the house and used it as a convent until the 1960s. In the last quarter century the Gahan House had been used as a boarding house. The Gahan Brewery (formerly Murphy’s Brewing Co.) was established in March 1997 next to the Lone Star Café at 449 University Ave. Due to the increased popularity of the beer, we relocated to its current location, 126 Sydney Street, thus doubling its production capacity and giving it a permanent home in Old Charlottetown in the Gahan House. Murphy’s Brewing Co. was renamed The Gahan Brewery in November 2000 and remains the only brewery on Prince Edward Island. The Gahan House Pub opened in June 2001 and quickly became one of Charlottetown’s favourite restaurants. It’s unique and friendly atmosphere, food, and fine Ales has helped to establish The Gahan House as a destination of choice for locals and tourists alike.From our house to your house... Cheers!

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

the Gahan is and has been one of my favorite restaurants, so it's no surprise that going back to it after 4 years they are still running on a full house! the place ambiance is pubish with two separate areas that makes it a grate place to go with some friends and try some of their home brewed beers! or... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Their chips are hand cut, but i usually ask them to leave of the spices and just salt them. Their fish is fried in their batter made from the beer they brew. Nice place but sometimes crowded especially on weeknights. There is an outdoor patio, but its really a shelterd smoking area without a view. Staff is friendly and their... More 

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Charlottetown, PE
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped in at the Gahan House for a couples night out. we had been battling cabin fever and wanted out of the house. The Gahan House was the ticket. we had a really good meal in a nice environment. it was nice to sit down and be able to have a conversation, without allot of noise and loud music.... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We hadn't been to the Gahan House in a couple of years so decided to drop in for an early Friday supper. Got a table quickly and server was very pleasant. Ordered two Sir John A's and two brown bag two piece fish and chips. Loved the ales but couldn't say the same for the fish and chips. Fish was... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to Gahan House many times, and returned on my last trip to PEI in December. While it is a nice setting to dine in and the service is very good, don't expect to be blown away by the food. It's good, but not spectacular. I got the fish tacos this time, which were okay. From the taste,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited Gahan last evening while home for the holidays. Was always a favourite of ours to go. Last night quite disappointed, service was good but we waited over an hour for our food. Even the waitress when she walked by looked shocked we hadn't received it yet. Then when we did get it was either sitting in the kitchen to... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food was very good, not excellent for the price. But still enjoyable. Whatever I ate in spices , made my tummy upset but not my ladies. So giving that, it was a very nice experience. It's a should see. But since most pubs are closed in winter, this one was the one to use. Bottom... More 

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Moncton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The two of us really enjoyed this place. This Brewery has excellent fare but also a great selection of Beers. My favorite is a dark beer called the Old Iron Bridge if I recall correctly. The service is first rate and the atmosphere is perfect. Enjoy!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dropped in here last weekend on Business and the food was great! If you tend to stay out a little later in the evening...look out this place gets busy and they let in too many to be comfortable....unable to even move around on the bar side!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to the Gahan with a group from work, menu was great, atmosphere wonderful. Nice place and good service.

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Additional Information about Gahan House Pub Brewery

Address: 126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: 902-626-2337
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

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