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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 199 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here with some friends for dinner and a beer. I had the lobster club. Large menu of beers. Can be busy and one night it was lined up outside the door. Would come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed an evening meal here, and the food and service was excellent! I can't wait to go back the next time I'm in Charlottetown!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We are here twice, each time had a very tasty meal with friendly service. Lunch took a little while as we sat there with a finished appetizer. Would definitely go back!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a regular bar with good food, good beer and good service. The atmosphere was relaxed. The prices were acceptable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I've been drinking Gahan beer for a couple of years now, and was really looking forward to trying the food. I wasn't disappointed! The atmosphere is great, and I liked reading about the history of the house. The steak was delicious, and I would love to go back again.

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Auburn, Maine
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51 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After having a decent, but not great, experience at the Gahan House in Halifax, I was slightly trepidatious about trying the Gahan House in Charlottetown. But I'm glad I did as it was an excellent experience. The ambiance is great, just like a cozy pub should be. The staff were friendly and helpful. Most importantly, the food was fantastic! This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Gahan restaurant has much to offer, in terms of history and setting certainly but also in menu. Yet the attraction for me was the excellent renditions of 'traditional' dishes, not messed about but presented with simplicity and quality. Best nachos in PEI and a highly rated club sandwich. All washed down with an excellent Gahan stout. Very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been there twice with my boyfriend. I really love the fresh oysters I had the other day. Gahan House Pub Brewery serves several different kinds of fresh oysters. If you know about oysters, you should definitely ask them what they have for the day. If you don't know anything about oysters but love eating them, just ask the... More

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Bay Roberts, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited for lunch with some friends, we were welcomed and seated promptly. Loved the 'vibe" of the pub for a chilly afternoon, very inviting. I ordered the beer sampler, (11, 3 oz beers , brewed at the pub) most of the beer were very tasty , it was a nice way to explore most of their beers. For lunch I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited this summer and it was great. The atmosphere is pub style although by the evening time after 10 it gets a little more of a younger crowd, more university style. The food was alright, burgers were really good. The beer was excellent. We had only the house beers and they were all really well received. Two of my buddies... More

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