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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
902-626-2337
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Ranked #9 of 201 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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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I absolutely loved this place! Great food, drink, and beautiful outdoor patios to enjoy beautiful weather. We never sat inside, as weather was too amazing, but it was lovely inside as well! We were in town for our kids Andrews Hockey Camp....Gahan was mom and dad's oasis!!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had a great evening with family before we went to the Homburg Theatre. I didn't hear any complaints from our table and my meal was very flavourable.

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Jasper GA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was the final stop of our tour with Take the Island Adventure Tours. Enjoyed a quick tour of the brewing process, had a great IPA and local clams. What could be better?

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Gahan House, a well known Charlottetown grub place, has taken over the Hart and Thistle location in Historic Properties as of August 2014. After the Christmas Parade of Lights, rather than battle traffic, we decided this would be a great time to taste test it. Being a busy night in Downtown Halifax, we made a 7:15 reservation so we... More

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Such a great find - the beers were excellent, the food was great and the service was attentive. It has a great ambiance with a rustic brewery feel in the decor. Pretty part of town too with plenty of parking around the area. Really enjoyed this stop!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I really loved Gahans. I was in town on business and my colleague swears by the food here. In ordered the curry and it was fantastic. The atmosphere is great for a pub and the staff were wonderful!

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Fredericton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went primarily due to my desire to taste more Gahan beer, however we were certainly impressed with the service, food and atmosphere of the restaurant. We had to wait approximately 40 minutes to get a table (the downside of showing up on a Saturday night without reservations), however they invited us t sit at the bar, where the bartenders... More

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was once a big fan of this place, but the service, which was never great, has become worse. The prices get higher and the selection, quality and creativity of the menu goes down. At least the beer is good.

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Barrie, Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Brought the family here at the recommendation of colleagues from work, and we weren't disappointed. Their own beer is delicious and very easy to drink, and the kids got some wonderful local root beer they enjoyed as well. The food came pretty quickly, and was a decent size, but not overwhelming in quantity. The quality was excellent, however. It was... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great meal..fast and efficient service. The several times I have been there it was extremely busy so would probably be advantageous to make reservations. Staff are very knowledgeable and quick. Nice atmosphere ...warm and inviting. Can be rather noisy at peak times with a lot of conversations going on.

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Address: 126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: 902-626-2337
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

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