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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 198 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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Excellent ! Everything was perfect ! The food and the beers was delicious and families are welcome. We also brought some beers home...

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New Sweden, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table but it was worth the wait. We had a seat on the back deck without much of a view. The beer is good and the food menu was unique. The kids menu was good and came with a brownie for dessert. My husband had an excellent pasta dish but I... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our hosts at Heritage Harbour House Inn suggested this place, and it was a good call. Local brewery in an historic old building. We enjoyed sitting outside on the street cafe portion. My fish and chips were very good, and the local brewed beer was quite tasty, even for a guy who doesn't particularly like beer. But, when in Rome... More

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Toledo, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We ate here and tried their beer flight. We liked some of the beers, not all, but that's typical of anywhere. The beer flight was generous - 11 samples! We split an appetizer of potato slices covered in cheese, bacon, and chives with jalapeno dipping sauce and sour cream. We had a lobster club sandwich (unique, good) and a Greek... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went there for a beer and appetizer. I was told this was the place to go for beer and good food from residence in the area. Everyone told us to try the Gahan Blueberry Ale beer.. Being a hugh beer fan, I must say this was on of the best beers I have had in a long time. A must... More

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North Bay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Some of the best beer I've ever had. Try them all, you won't be disappointed. Food was great. Try the seafood chowder worth the calories!). Mussels came out cold but were taken back and removed from the bill, no questions asked.

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Dayton, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I know many have mentioned the Blueberry Beer but until you taste it, you just don't know. We toured the Brewery where it is made & our guide suggested Gahan's. We weren't disappointed with the food, either. We both ordered fish & chips (except I got onion rings). It was all good. The portions were generous. The room where we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A large group of us stopped in here after our kids football game. The parents loved the blueberry ales, while the boys loved their homemade root beer! Everyone was high on the mussels. Lots of seating inside and outside so a great place to pop into if you are a larger group.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the blueberry beer! Ate there twice during our trip to PEI, and loved the location and food. Excellent atmosphere.

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Stratford, CT
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The desk attendant at our motel in Charlottetown, PEI recommended this Pub Brewery for dinner. It was better than expected. The local draft beers covered several varieties, the two we tried were excellent. The food far exceeded our hopes. It was clear that someone in the kitchen knew what they were doing. I had the seafood chowder and a salad.... More

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