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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 287
    Excellent
  • 228
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great spot

We enjoyed our stop here. The nachos were amazing and the seasonal pumpkin ale was really good. Friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
BoscUlrich
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our stop here. The nachos were amazing and the seasonal pumpkin ale was really good. Friendly service.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lunch seemed to go about as normal as any business lunch with one person held up. The waiting staff was attentive but understanding. Again as soon as all arrived and were settled sufficient time by the staff to enable pleasantries and some business before requesting orders. Food was delivered exactly as requested with the little changes and tweaks accommodated. Food... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, and the nachos are to die for!! Their cheese dip and blueberry ale is a must try!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My favourite watering hole in Charlottetown. Staff are consistent in their service & the food is good. Try the onion rings!!! If you are like me & like lighter beer, try their Sir John A Beer. Always a pleasant experience at Gahan House :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good service, friendly staff, clean, busy spot, food is good, good selection on the menu, a fun place to go for a date or just out with friends!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Moist roast beef and fun craft beer! Homemade bread and soup! Was a treat! I had a cheesecake for dessert and my husband had pie, totally stuffed.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is PEI's version of the bar in Cheers, with locals bellied up to the bar nightly. It's noisy and congested, but the food and service are very good. Best of all, however, is the beer, brewed on the premises. Gahan beers are available in most places on PEI. Having sampled beer too often and in many places, I list... More 

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Gahan brew pub is located in "old Charlottetown" in a building that has served a variety of purposes over the past hundred years. Like all good pubs, it has a steady crowd of regulars around the bar and is busy most afternoons and evenings, especially from Thursday on. The food and service are good; my only peeve is that... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, fun spot for drinks, service is fine but they desperately need to revamp the menu. It's not bad it's just not exciting or especially good and there is so much exceptional food within a five minute walk that i just can't find a reason to go here instead of one of the other nearby places

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104 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Han an excellent dinner here. if in Charlottetown, this is a place you may wish to consider. Great food and good service.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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?