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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 186 restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Charlottetown, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been at the Gahan house several times, every time the drinks are cold, the beer is amazing, the food is hot and fast, friendly service. And if you happen to be there a night there is live music, it adds so much to the environment.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good beer brewed there, food generous, it's pub fair..noisy however, but it's a pub so..would go back.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Gahan 's is a fun pub in Charlottetown ,with great pub food ,inexpensive,and terrific service. Great place if you want to get together with friends in an informal setting .

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Charlottetown, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great beer,great food and great atmosphere !!!! This is PEI brewery and a must try when visiting PEI

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

AMAZING. Visited the Maritimes last summer, ended up eating here twice because we enjoyed it so much. Delicious, cool atmosphere, great food. Took some beers & glasses back to Ontario with us!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited this pub with a few friends for a quick bite to eat during the ECMA weekend. Really enjoyed the selection of beers available, and the knowledge of the bar staff to recommend one. The 1772 is brilliant! Food was great also. Empty plates all round.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our experience was ok but not as great as expected. The food was good but not great. My son got a steak and was also a little disappointed. Maybe it was just a bad day for the chef ;-/

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Pros - Very nice experience. Would recommend the fish & chips, nachos, sweet potato fries and of course their beers. Cons - Menus hard to read with low lighting and length of wait for food order to arrive.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Seriously, the fish and chips rates up there as some of the best I've ever eaten. Along with one of their own porters? I could live on it. (Well, I couldn't, I'd get scurvy, but what a delicious way to go.) Great service, great spot.

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Cambridge, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As a group we had nachos, came very plentiful, tasty and plenty for all. I had seafood chowder, more than enough for a meal. Huge scallops!! Best I have ever had! There were eight in our party and we were all thrilled with our choices You cannot go wrong at this wonderful restaurant Wait staff efficient and friendly

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