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Gahan House Pub Brewery

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Chowder, Pizza, Pub
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126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
902-626-2337
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Gahan is a name unknown in Charlottetown today, but in the middle of the...
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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  • 74
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the food

We were there on a Friday night so it was crowded. We did not have a reservation and were told a wait of 45 minutes but it was only about half an hour until we were seated. Even though the restaurant was busy, we were seated at a table for two and found it easy to have a conversation since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were there on a Friday night so it was crowded. We did not have a reservation and were told a wait of 45 minutes but it was only about half an hour until we were seated. Even though the restaurant was busy, we were seated at a table for two and found it easy to have a conversation since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit this place is always busy. Last week was no exception!! Great menu selections and now they sell Radler. Saw many families enjoying their meals. Worth a visit if you can get a seat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This appears to be a very popular place to eat and it's not hard to see why. Very cool history - it used to be a nunnery - now it's a brewery. Great beer, good food and a nice spot on the outdoor patio if you don't mind waiting a few extra minutes. Worth the wait!

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Corner Brook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Because of its ranking, I was anxious to try the Gahan House when I visited Charlottetown recently. And I was not disappointed. It was an incredibly warm evening but we were able to find a seat outside, which was nice. I had the fish and chips and, although the batter could have been a bit crispier, it was very tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Get the prime rib sandwich and a local beach Chair lager. Very yummy! Close to theater for plays. Great proximity to Victoria Row too. Decor is very fun and interesting backstory.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Several friends of my daughter had recommended a visit to Gahan House so we ended up going earlier this week. Although I do not drink beer, you would recommend this place to all and feel it should be on the "must do list" while in PEI. As we were exiting the pub, I saw the Trip Advisor sign giving only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went to the Gahan last night to celebrate my birthday and wasn't disappointed. We have been there on many occasions, lost count of exactly how many. Food and Beer (little Buddy) were very good and Mandy, our hostess, was awesome. Thanks for a fun evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food (brown bag fish and chips : curry chicken: polwman's lunch) and great beer. Try a flight for the best variety, and then pick your favourite for a full pint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I went here with a friend for a drink. The guy behind the bar was very attentive and knew how to match our tastes to the perfect drink. My friend had a few tasters and soon found a beer she really enjoyed. I prefer cider and although none on draught there were several bottles on the menu and with some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Gahan's is a must if you visit Charlottetown. This is one of the most popular restaurants on the island and their food is excellent. Food is good quality, portions are big, and the prices are reasonable. While visiting, you have to try the beer made right there in their own factory. The atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy and relaxing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown
  • Phone Number: 902-626-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?