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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 - 11:00 pm
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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
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 230
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 23
    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
Great Halibut Tacos

The halibut tacos are on the "half pint" menu but they are a fantastic dinner portion for one. Great flavour, great spice, these are my new fave :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The halibut tacos are on the "half pint" menu but they are a fantastic dinner portion for one. Great flavour, great spice, these are my new fave :)

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Indianapolis, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was traveling to Charlottetown for business with a taste for mussels and fries. Gahan didn't disappoint with a friendly bartender, clientele, and tasty mussels. Good ales also, try the red ale with mussels.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My friend recommended Gahan House and my husband and I walked a few blocks to take a lunch break. The atmosphere is amazing! There were cozy corners and the decor gave an old world feel. Be sure to take time to walk around the restaurant and walk downstairs to the wine cellar. There's history to this place. I asked a... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I dropped into Gahan house for supper on Saturday evening and just lucked out on getting our favorite table . Table for 2 beside the huge radiator. I had the special lobster mac'n cheese . Delicious and my wife had chicken curry. Both great dishes paired with Gahan brew made a great meal. Keep up the great... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had been to this restaurant in the summer. The cold beer from their own vats was wonderful and we had a table outside. The service at that time was very friendly, but SLOW - she had too many tables and could not give attention to us or any of the patrons adequately - not her fault - they needed... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Be prepared to meet a lot of locals. This place is packed on a Friday night. Good reason for it too. Excellent selection of beer, brewed onsite, and very friendly staff. A definite stop if you're in Charlottetown.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 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

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