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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 197 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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Stoney Creek, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We are here in mid July 2014. It was great after a long hot and humid day exploring Charlottetown. We had their blueberry beer again and it is delicious and refreshing. We tried the prime rib sandwich and really liked it. We were surprised that it was open faced, but soon realized that you needed to use a knife and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

That's it - you've read it right. Called in here on a very busy night as the world cup final was about to start but they accommodated us just for a drink. My husband's beer was excellent and my stout milkshake was SO good, I had to have another - excellent doesn't do it justice! A really unusual taste.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Appears to me Gahan is suffering from their popularity. The food this Summer is average at best. Still great beer but don't think I'll be eating here anymore. Had the Fish and Chips, greasy and soggy. If you can't that right in this locale, you have some work to do.

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Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Gahan House is inherently interesting because it is a working brew house situated in a beautiful, historic building. The history is printed in the menu. We sat on the back patio and it was lovely. Service is friendly and competent. I don't drink beer but my companions are connoisseurs and they had a great time debating the many choices... More

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Victoria, Texas, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had one of their dark beers and it was excellent. We ordered fish and chips and it was a large serving and very tasty. An old building with lots of character. An enjoyable lunch.

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Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was good-average, but nothing fantastic, with nothing to complain about. Known for their beer and their many choices and that was great.

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you're in Charlottetown and like to try local beers, this place is a must. Food was quite good too. Fun atmosphere and friendly service.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We arrived on 1st of July and were in need of shade, drinks and snacks. This restaurant is a beautiful old building with lots of seating and a great balcony. Nachos and beers were on our minds. Service was good and nachos and beers were great.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good selection on the menu, lots of great in house beer to choose from, good service...and the attractive servers to boot! All at a good price. This spot is located down town and is well recommened.

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toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch here with a couple of friends here recently. The service was fantastic, friendly and fast. The food was very good. We had the lobster clubhouse, a burger and the chicken and goat cheese wraps. Portions were pretty large, so bring an appetite. Sampled some of the beer that is made on the premises and it was lovely.... More

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