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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 - 12:00 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Excellent Choice of beer

The choices of craft beer is excellent, we enjoy a plate of nachos and beer at the Gahan, the atmosphere is relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The choices of craft beer is excellent, we enjoy a plate of nachos and beer at the Gahan, the atmosphere is relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a busy Saturday night but the service was very good. The meal itself was well prepared and the local brew was great. Only issue we had was a really wobbling table which we fixed but shoving a menu under one leg.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch service is something very rare in PEI. You will be hard pressed to find exemplary service anywhere on the island when dining out. I think this may be due to the very seasonal nature of the service industry in PEI. Unfortunately, service staff do not get very good training and do not know how to make people's dining... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Gahan House a few times and really enjoyed it. My daughter chose to go there with family to celebrate her 19th birthday. Unfortunately this time we didn't have a very good experience. The waitress was not very friendly and once she finally came back to take our order it took an hour to get our... More 

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Chris O, General Manager at Gahan House Pub Brewery, responded to this review

First of all, thank-you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is important that we hear about experiences both good and bad. I can't be positive but by your review it seems like you may have been at our Halifax location. This is the Tripadvisor page for The Gahan House Charlottetown. We are under the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little local pub. Great patio off the Main Street. So it was pretty quite. The beer is made local ( which is something that usually attracts us ) prices were good and so was the service. We would definitely return next time we are on the island!

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Thank d'arcy j
Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would stop by typically every Saturday afternoon as a family for a bite to eat. The staff and atmosphere has always been great. However, we were there 2 weeks ago after being away for awhile and we were very disappointed. The menu has changed. The prices went up and the food and portion sizes have gone down. Sadly, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer this place is busy so expect a line up or to have a pint at the bar while you wait for a table. But it's totally worth it. The food is great and they have awesome local beers. Also can take a look at their on-site brewery if you're into that sort of thing.

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Thank Julie B
Chris O, General Manager at Gahan House Pub Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks Julie for your kind words about our establishment. A happy customer is the greatest ambassador for our business. Thank-you very much and come see us again soon! More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful service Ashley was perfect. Looking forward to next Friday The winterdine menu was excellent and very well presented.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at the Gahan House and had a good experience. The place is a popular location, downtown Charlottetown. It was very so on busy when we arrived but we also expected the wait. It has a pub type feel and the food is of above average quality at good prices but the beers are exceptional....I... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the menu. It is diversified and the quality is great. Service is genuinely friendly and helpful. Prices are fair and consistent, no surprises. Love the atmosphere. It is relaxed, comfortable. This is one of my favorite places. I am hooked on their 'sweet potato fries'!

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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: Pub, Soups, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene

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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