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Gahan House Pub Brewery

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Chowder, Pizza, Pub
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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 - 1:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Good beer, good food, good service

Great and generous pour of their own beers and good quality food at a reasonable price. Enjoyed dinner on the patio. Food was brought out in reasonable timing while ensuring it wasn't rushed. Enjoyed the mussels with white wine, salmon with veges, potato and cod pancakes and berry and goat cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Kellyem
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great and generous pour of their own beers and good quality food at a reasonable price. Enjoyed dinner on the patio. Food was brought out in reasonable timing while ensuring it wasn't rushed. Enjoyed the mussels with white wine, salmon with veges, potato and cod pancakes and berry and goat cheese salad. Enjoyed it all.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm a picky eater in terms of quality. We ate there during Charlottetown's Burgar Love and I have to say I was impressed! It was delicious. A bit pricy but then I'd rather pay (a bit more and less often) for something enjoyable and memorable than for something where I feel I've wasted my money and know I'd ate better... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Their beer selection is fantastic, and Gahan has a selection of beers for everyone's taste. I tried one of their beer flights focusing on seasonal beers and both the Angus and Saison were excellent. The place was close to empty when we arrived on a Friday around 4:30pm but by 5:30pm it was standing room only. The atmosphere inside is... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I'm a home brewer so I look for craft breweries. We were told that this one is the only one on PEI. They had some award winning brews, really nice food selection, fun staff, and a sweet young lady who sang and played the guitar the night we were there. We found another location of theirs in Halifax a few... More 

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Moncton, NB
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's been years since I've been able to find a restaurant that serves Maple Curry Penne, when I saw it on the menu, I had to get it. I was not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The service was great and fast but not rushed. We had the mussels in white wine sauce and the fish and chips. The food was good, came in large portions and was reasonably priced. They have a large selection of their own beer. Something for everyone.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very cozy place to eat and enjoy the company your with! Very friendly staff and very delicious food!

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Moncton, New Brunswick
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very good food and a lot of choice behind the bar... Brewery under the building ! That's amazing ! The lobster club sandwich was excellent, and the fish and chip looks like delicious !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

WOW!! is all I can say. From the atmosphere to the food to the service everything was great. Six people that can walk into a restaurant and come out saying that the food was so delicious is proof that this restaurant knows what its doing. Some had seafood, others had steaks and I had the ribs and everyone was in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us by our hotel, my wife ordered chicken and chirazo penne and I ordered butter chicken w/ fries and rice. Food was really good. Atmosphere was a busy younger crowd but enjoyable and friendly. Staff was easy on the eyes and left you alone to enjoy your conversations. Beer was cold and delicious. I would recommend this pub.... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza, Pub

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?