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Gahan House Pub Brewery

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126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
902-626-2337
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

My husband and I went for dinner our last night in PEI. The menu was varied and the food very good. My husband had the jambalaya and I the quesadilla - both were plays on the traditional recipes and both excellent. The beer and cocktail menu was extensive and the service attentive and pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lori S
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Peterborough, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for dinner our last night in PEI. The menu was varied and the food very good. My husband had the jambalaya and I the quesadilla - both were plays on the traditional recipes and both excellent. The beer and cocktail menu was extensive and the service attentive and pleasant. Great old building with lots of... More 

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Charlottetown, PE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here after a show at the Confederation Center. Wow is all I can say. Our server practically read my mind, when I was ordering. The sea food platter was awesome. My girlfriend had a steak that melted in her mouth. her words. The older interior is great. it is like an old pub, but alittle bit more... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Popular pub near the harbour in Charlottetown. Lots of choice - in beverages and pub food. Busy spot - recommend reservations in the evening.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had som some great halibut tacos,but unfortunately the included salad stuffing was laced with bacon (unadvertised). Otherwise good and speedy. Fine beer.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I could really eat at this pub every night if it were in my budget. The food is delicious, the staff is very friendly and efficient, and much of their beer is made in-house and is (from my dining partner's assessment) very good. The wait for a table can be lengthy though, as it's a popular spot, but well worth... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Popped in for a drink and a light bite. Great atmosphere and attentive staff. While we were waiting we noticed little bits of paper between the bricks. Delighted to discover little notes from previous visitors, everything from a love note to limericks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not being from PEI we were curious to try the local flavor. We really enjoyed the flights as we had a chance to sample all varieties of Gahan's. The food was spectacular. We had the pulled pork pizza -- it was Deee-LISH!!! Lobster Mac n Cheeze -- also very fine. The wait staff were super friendly and gave good recommendations... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You'll be well pleased with whatever you order here. Pub style atmosphere, tv's, varied seating in quite a large building. Service is good, fast, with a varied menu to suit all.Obviously a good beer selection, adding to the buzz of a place that's popular with all. And the food's pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This hotel is well deserving of their awards for their meals and beer. The service was incredibly good; friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Charlottetown area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were in CTown for only one night and were just looking for a quick meal. We by chance stumbled upon Gahan House. The food and service were superb. My partners had beer and raved about it.

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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
Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, 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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