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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, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Biking vacation

Beer was great! Good food and fun atmosphere. Convenient to walk from our B&B. We would love to return

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beer was great! Good food and fun atmosphere. Convenient to walk from our B&B. We would love to return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent setting. Awesome house brews. Bartenders were great and everyone was friendly . Was a good sign seeing all the locals coming in to get their growers filled.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great pub/restaurant/brewery. Very popular, good food, good service and lots of beer choices. We enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the accommodating staff. Good for drinks and dining.

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Brewer, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good size portions and tasty meals. The building and décor are beautiful, as is the street the restaurant is on. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed their meals and we all went away full.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I can only comment on the tour of the brewery and the beer they make. Tour was great learned about the history of gahan while sampling some great craft beers. Upstairs is a nice pub atmosphere many great beers on tap and even homemade root beer on tap for the kids. Next time I'm by I will try the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were very pleasantly surprised to find such great craft beers in Charlottetown. And, being from Wisconsin, we know our cart beers! Great service + great atmosphere+ great beer==Happy customers!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beer and appetizers were good but main courses are taking forever...........and it is a pretty slow Tuesday afternoon. 30 minutes and counting.......

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Winnipeg, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you want a friendly staff and a wealth of great beers and cocktails you have to check this place out. Our server was Mandy and we were on our honeymoon exploring the East Coast. The manager, servers, and bar tenders were so pumped to be there! My wife and I had planned to stop in for a drink and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch and the place was packed, waiting list but we found a place at the bar and had a great meal! The creamy muscles were amazing and very fresh! The seafood chowder was right up my alley although my husband found it to have too much dill! We shared a burger and the fries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After eating seafood for much of our trip I (and daughter) decided to try a steak (what was I thinking). Asked for medium rare and received well done x2. Other food was good for a busy night in downtown Charlottetown and acceptable. A trip to the washroom takes you to the basement where the beer is brewing. Neat to see... More 

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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