Charlottetown Beer Guide: Your Charlottetown guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Charlottetown

70 /100 132 RICHMOND STREET
“Our last supper in town before returning home, great location, back up from a Sydney St. seafood restaurant that was sold out, but not missing here, great ambiance.“
azzurro 25 days ago
48 /100 156, GREAT GEORGE STREET
“Nice place, great location, oddly not busy, yet you feel you’re disturbing the staff… not a good feeling. Picked up two beers to go.“
azzurro 26 days ago
68 /100 125 SYDNEY ST.
“Wanted to try this place for their renowned seafood chowder, selection of local beers, as usual, great food.“
azzurro 27 days ago
66 /100 41 ALLEN STREET
“3rd stop on our city tour of breweries, not having too much luck on tasty and rare finds.“
azzurro 27 days ago
68 /100 101 LONGWORTH AVE.
“Nice place, suggested by PEIBC, close by, got service in French, kind staff, too bad my knowledge of cider is limited.“
azzurro 27 days ago
70 /100 96 KENSINGTON ROAD
“Our first brewery pit stop of the day, nice setting, kind staff, some selection, but nothing mind blowing. Wanted to try their cider.“
azzurro 27 days ago
80 /100 6 PRINCE ST.
“This is it. This is their boutique shop. Unique beers, better selection of spirits. Knowledgeable staff.“
azzurro 27 days ago
50 /100 84 QUEEN ST.
“Passed by on September 11th, day staying in the city, thought this one would be it, due to its downtown proximity, but was directed to the University one.“
azzurro 27 days ago
68 /100 136 RICHMOND STREET
“3rd supper in town, on beautiful Richmond pedestrian street, nice place to eat. A must see. Local beers only…“
azzurro 28 days ago
70 /100 131 SYDNEY ST.
“Second evening in town, a true pub, lots of local beers, nice food menu. A nice find.“
azzurro 29 days ago
66 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Visited on our way across the street, fairly similar to the one we lunched in in Moncton.“
azzurro 29 days ago
68 /100 58 GREAT GEORGE
“That was our home place for the week, offered free local beers for tasting between 5 to 6.“
azzurro 29 days ago
70 /100 146 RICHMOND ST.
“Our first meal on the island, on a pedestrian street with entertainers playing nearby, a great start. Local beers.“
azzurro 30 days ago
80 /100 156, GREAT GEORGE STREET
“Was the first real Craft Beer Bar in Cologne? Whatever, really nice pub with good service and some great events like tap takeovers.“
curryeis 584 days ago
70 /100 136 RICHMOND STREET
“They now have a large roof terrace open in the summer with 7 Gahan beers on draft, 1 or 2 which are decent. My wife liked the cocktails.“
Jerseyislandbeer 817 days ago
90 /100 151 KENT ST
“A great place to try the beers from the 7+ different breweries on the island, with 6 out of the 10 taps dedicated, 2 taps were from NS & 1 was from NB. The two I tried were great. They also had a very good cider on the last tap, my wives choice. We tried the tapas style food, Moroccan tymed at the moment, which was outstanding! The bar tender Mark was superb, friendly & full of helpfull advice.“
Jerseyislandbeer 817 days ago
82 /100 41 ALLEN STREET
“visited during my RV round trip in 2019, have a flight with 4 different beers, nice location, very good Service, small menue for lunch and dinner“
Vassago666 836 days ago
80 /100 96 KENSINGTON ROAD
“visited during my RV round trip in 2019, have a flight with 4 different beers, nice location, offers tours and tasting, places to sit down and relaxe or play table tennis, produces also the Grahan Brand“
Vassago666 836 days ago
74 /100 96 KENSINGTON ROAD
“Kind of a weird place - I expected there to be more of the PEI label, but it seems to be focused on the Gahan brand that they brew for. Impressive space with a large gift shop, lots of places to sit, and some intersting stuff on the walls.“
can8ianben 842 days ago
80 /100 41 ALLEN STREET
“Pretty cool location - kind of industrial, but with lots of different seating options and things to do - table games, books, etc. They have a solid swag area, and good food.“
can8ianben 842 days ago
68 /100 156, GREAT GEORGE STREET
“Petite boutique/bar où l'on peut se procurer les bières d'Upstreet pour boire sur place ou pour emporter. Une douzaine de choix en fût, plusieurs bouteilles ainsi qu'un choix de Cold Brew et de kombucha. Les prix sont corrects.“
Whatup14 1145 days ago
82 /100 151 KENT ST
“Petit restaurant/bar au look rétro ou on peut choisir et faire jouer un panoplie de vinyle. Dix bières en fût et un choix de bières en bouteilles. Sélection de plats à partager tous à 8$ et tous excellents. Le service est efficace et sympathique et les prix sont tout à fait raisonnable.“
Whatup14 1145 days ago
82 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Set in an old manor in central Charlottetown it's got a charming atmosphere and a bit of an upscale vibe. Can get packed in the evenings. They have a good dozen taps, all of their own beers, including seasonals. Good service and the sandwich I had was quite nice with local potatoes (everyone goes on about the potatoes here). You won't get beers from other brewers but will keep you occupied tasting Gahan brews, kind of a necessary stop if you're in town.“
DeanF 1376 days ago
74 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Went there on late evening. Brewery located near main street. All nicely renovated, clean with charming lights. Very busy spot. Got place beside bar. Solid selection of taps. They do offer taster. Service was not bad.“
Radek Kliber 1506 days ago
66 /100 41 ALLEN STREET
“Large, clean brewery with large tasting room. Not for families with kids. They do have games like pacman etc...but law does not allow kids to play those. Imagine telling them you cant play them...Yeah.....Beers I tried were not bad, just needed more polishing. Had desert, was not bad.“
Radek Kliber 1506 days ago
78 /100 41 ALLEN STREET
“A nice taproom a bit outside of downtown Charlottetown. The place feels pretty standard brewery with a large bar, seating surrounding it, games available to be played and a small patio for nice weather. Service was good and the selection was nice with samplers available. I did not try the food and prices were in line with the area.“
deyholla 1868 days ago
80 /100 96 KENSINGTON ROAD
“The production brewery that produces much of the Gahan brand along with a few under the PEI brand. Huge spot with a huge tap room that had multi levels to host events. Some nice history on the walls to look through while you are drinking. Service was good and they had a nice selection of taps (mainly Gahan). Prices were in line with the area. A cool spot but some what of a duplicate of Gahan house albeit with a totally different feel.“
deyholla 1868 days ago
80 /100 132 RICHMOND STREET
“A large one room restaurant with a nice street side patio out front. Place has a bit of an industrial feel with the bar in the back and plenty of seating. A few TVs but sound was not on as they had local music. Service was decent and they had a nice selection of beers from the area (NB, NS and PEI) with half pints available. Did not try the food on my visit. Prices were in line with the area.“
deyholla 1868 days ago
76 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“A classic brewpub set up in a an old Vicotrian style home. Since the place is a house, the rooms a very segregated and the bar is in one of the larger rooms at the front of the place. Service was decent and they had a good selection of their own beers with predetermined flights available. I did not try the food on my visit. Prices were in line with the area. One of the better stops on PEI.“
deyholla 1868 days ago
80 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“I really didn’t know what to expect before arriving at Prince Edward Island but this turned out to be a pretty hip little bar and restaurant. We went on a Monday night and still had to wait 40 minutes for a table. Once we got seated we weren’t disappointed as we enjoyed the food and drink.“
fiveacestx 2609 days ago
80 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Stopped in here for a late lunch after arriving on the island on the first nice day of my motorcycle trip. Large brick building that everyone wants to call Victorian. Lots of wood inside and some eclectic colors that make me wonder if this was once a Mexican restaurant. I was here quite early so the place was kind of empty. My server was quite attentive. I had the sampler and the spicy bean dip. The food was good and the beers ranged from Ok to pretty damn good. Lunch for just me was a bit pricey, but if I was in the area again I would stop in.“
johnnnniee 2647 days ago
80 /100 132 RICHMOND STREET
“I stopped in here for dinner on a Friday night while on a motorcycle trip. Huge outside seating area with a smallish bar tucked away in the left hand corner of the first floor. Small mezzanine seating overlooks it all and that is where I sat this night. Nice selection of mostly micros maybe 20 taps deep. A smattering of macros rounds out the taps. Pub grub and some fancy selections as well. I had the beef skewers which were great. I enjoyed my time here and would go back if in the area.“
johnnnniee 2647 days ago
84 /100 96 KENSINGTON ROAD
“Friend of a friend Mike set me up with a tour of the brewery, one of the highlights of my weekend in PEI. Owners Jeff & Kevin were kind enough to greet us on arrival, and Kevin gave us a thorough and informative tour. This place has grown significantly over the years, and is ready for another expansion. Quite the contrast to the Gahan House, this is a large operation. Beer recipes differ slightly from the Gahan House as well, and there are a few beers available only here, such as the very tasty Lobster Ale, which was one of my favorites. The tasting room up front is quite large, with a long bar and coolers full of their bottles and cans. They are licensed as a beer store, a pub and a brewery, so you can stop in just to purchase growlers or bottles, or stop by for a drink after work or on weekends, or take the tour. The range of beer is quite varies, all are easy drinking with no extremes. Just behind the tasting room is a pretty incredible party space, complete with its own kitchen and bar - you can even custom brew a beer with them for your event, the first time I’ve seen that on offer in my travels. Definitely worth the few minutes drive from downtown, and worth stopping by after visiting the Gahan House. I’m already planning my return for their festival in September! Thanks gentlemen!“
Travlr 2687 days ago
84 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“This is an old and characterful building smack in the center of town. Plenty of street and off street parking the several times we stopped by. Staff had good recommendations, and in any case the taster flight covered all nine beers on offer, so you can also try them all for yourself. The majority of the beers here are brewed on the seven barrel kit in the basement, which general manager Chris was kind enough to show us; the Beach Chair lager and I think one other are brewed at PEI, a short drive north of town center. The friendliness and generosity of the folks here was the highlight of the trip for me. This makes for a good base from which to visit the rest of the town, both beery and non-beery ones. I’ll be back for sure!“
Travlr 2687 days ago
74 /100 18 QUEEN STREET
“As far as beer choices go in PEI, this restaurant offers one of the best lists. Has good food and pretty reasonable prices and a really cool open lounge area.“
Hidden_Pooch 2687 days ago
70 /100 132 RICHMOND STREET
“This is a sleek and modern place in a grat location, middle of downtown next to Fishbone’s. Nice patio out front with umbrellas for shade. Service was prompt and friendly, and they carried the BarNone beer that we were seeking. Good draught list in addition, about a dozen Halifax and Moncton micros and a couple of Moosehead. Worth a stop.“
Travlr 2693 days ago
60 /100
The Old Triangle (Restaurant)
89 UNIVERSITY AVE.
“Ambiance: If you’re there when there is no live music it’s fine. If there are people playing, it is always incredibly loud. Great music that is conversation killing. However, there are three great walled-in booths towards the far wall that are the best place in town to chat and imbibe some swill. Some TV’s with sports, flags , goofy Guinness ads and team jerseys festoon the walls Service: It’s decent. The waitresses are usually friendly and on point with the pints. Although it is based on UK style pubs I hate that wait staff here (Canada) expect to be tipped every they open/bring you a beer. I mean honestly folks! I have tried to go to the bar and snag my own pint of piss but am always told to let a waitress grab it for me. Other than this, service is fine. Selection: For PEI I suppose the variety is good, anywhere else I would feel pretty disappointed. They have your typical Irish fare, Smithwick’s, Guinness, Kilkenny et al. Lots of lawnmower/douchebag lagers taking up perfectly good tap space. They do carry BarNone, the local beeroes (Beer-Heroes) which is great and I applaud them for it as most places just get Gahan. Best selection of beer in town until John Brown’s get things going. Food: I have ate here three separate occasions, all with a decently long gap in between. The food is always salty, bland, over priced pub fare, not inedible but not worth it for me. Lots of traditional Irish items and some other pub fusion stuff. They have updated their menu but they lost me in the first couple of years with "meh" food. Value: Pints are expensive anywhere in PEI but seem a bit more here. I am basing the value from all of the great nights of drink and conversation I have had in the booths. Go early, grab a BarNone brew and a booth. The music will be a good volume from there and, with good company, you could relax all night. Overall: Another Irish pub in Canada trying to look old and traditional. Nothing special but worth a visit for a BarNone IPA and hanging out in the booths, or their awesome deck on a nice summer day. No need to come to PEI specifically for this place though. “
BrewGoblin 2703 days ago
80 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Very cool setting in a big old Victorian era house. It was a Tuesday night but completely full, so get there early to get a table. Server was very friendly and helpful. They had like seven or eight of their beers available and they were pretty much all okay. Prices are a little expensive, but that’s to be expected on PEI. Overall a very cool place where the beer isn’t great but it more than makes up for it in other areas.“
WVHouseofBeer 2707 days ago
76 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“As the only serious place to come up on RateBeer for PEI...I obviously had to check it out when on the island. It was our only night in Charlottetown and we had dinner reservations elsewhere...but I convinced my family to walk around town on a beautiful summer evening while I sampled the Gahan House. Although only a Wednesday night...the place was packed and it took me a few minutes to get a bar seat. Once I did I tried the flights and sampled "all" of their beers. I found many of them to be of an English style (common up this way) and ranging in quality from not bad to pretty good...or another way of saying it...none were terrible and none were great. The staff and customers were very friendly and the ambiance great. From looking at the food delivered to others and asking for a few comments...it was clear the food was certainly comparable to the enjoyable atmosphere...beer...and vibe. I would come back here again if in the area...but I would not say this is necessarily a destination place for the craftbeer fan.“
PRBeer 2943 days ago
82 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Really enjoyed my brief visit to PEI and had a fun afternoon at The Gahan House chatting with the staff and locals at the bar. Solid beers on tap; especially their stout. Good pub fare and ambiance. Easy to see why they are expanding.“
nbutler11 3051 days ago
70 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“The Gahan House is a great old brick house on Sydney Street in the heart of Charlottetown. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, low-lit, and old bricks and wood with some modern accents. Well-staffed with attractive young ladies. I normally default to a 10 for selection at brewpubs, but this place was out of their IPA, just retired the Cream Ale, and ran out of the only seasonal between our first and second visits here. Even if it is busy season, be prepared. If you’re out of one thing that’s understandable but being out of multiple things (and not discounting samplers) doesn’t sit well with me, especially when one of the sampler pours was just a mix of the Honey Wheat and Brown ales. The mussels were awesome, maybe the best we had on the island. Burger was decent and fish and chips were very good. Love the fries here, and pretty much everywhere on PEI. We didn’t manage to make it in for one of the $8 tours (5 and 7 daily) but with a tiny brewing operation in the basement I’m not sure if it would have been worth it anyway. At least it wasn’t $16 like the Keith’s tour. I’d like to visit here again during a less busy time of year and try a few more of their beers; most were average except for the very good Sydney Street Stout.“
phaleslu 3708 days ago
52 /100 84 QUEEN ST.
“The PEILCC on Queen Street is the best-located one in the city if you’re staying downtown. It’s fairly small, though, and the selection is basically Canadian macros when it comes to beer. However, you can find the meads from Rossignol and Honeydew, as well as the Rossignol Iced Blossom. Those are the real finds here, as no other beers are really worth picking up. Gahan House is now bottling the Honey Wheat and Island Red, though, and those can be found. Just nothing interesting from outside of the island. Service is very, very helpful and friendly.“
phaleslu 3708 days ago
36 /100 136 RICHMOND STREET
“Pretty confused as to why this is in here. Yes, it is a Murphy establishment so Gahan House beers are (sometimes) available. But it has fewer beers than the Gahan House itself, which is just one street over. And there are other Murphy establishments, too. The room is nice and there is a patio in front. Cool raw bar behind the bar, and certain seafood apps are made in front of you at the bar, where we sat. However, 2 beers were on tap- Keith’s and Bud Light. Bottles were slim pickings, so we got a couple Oland Schooners. The food was good but holy smokes was it overpriced. Mussels were fair at $11 but $21 for a little basket of fried clams, slaw, and fries- they’re out of their minds. That’s $10 too high. Everything else was more like a few dollars too high. Beers were actually the best value when measured up against the food here, since this wasn’t any sort of fancy place. For beer or a meal, you could do much better at several places within a one-block radius.“
phaleslu 3708 days ago
80 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Lovely old building in downtown Charlottetown. A little dark inside but maybe I should have sat by a window. very cosy feel. Great pub for the winter months. I had the sampler tray with seven of the Gahan House ales. Pretty standard with the stout and IPA standing out. The food was tasty and at a great value, The service was excellent. Nice place.“
Gethinbeer 3752 days ago
74 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Popped in on a Thursday and it was PACKED! Time for a sampler paddle only, unfortunately no time for food. Despite the crowd I had no trouble placing my order and service was super fast. Beautiful interior. I’d love to come back for a meal and a longer sit.“
DuffMan 3754 days ago
74 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“This place was packed when I stopped in for a drink. I stood at the bar while reviewing there beers. It was a pretty cool place. The coolest of all was what they call "little buddy" I think it was two or three pitchers poured from the tap into a large clear cylinder with a tap on the bottom. They then set it on a little stand and placed it on your table. That was my highlight of the night.“
BuckeyeBoy 4121 days ago
72 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Foolishly, I set out for dinner with the folks, sister and wife in tow on the evening of Canada Day in historic, lovely and expensive, Charlottetown. Needless to say, the place was packed like sardines and we found a nice bistro a block or so away. Returned the next evening to grab a glass and hoist a few. Lots of wood, and little kitch. Bar was well apportioned and had friendly wait staff. They had two on what looked like firkin taps but I tried the stout and the 1772 (had the wife breathing down my neck).. I figured if I had to sit thru Anne of Green Gables the Musical..I would be good for a few brews at the local. WTF! Place was still busy and the beer a pleasant cahnge from the macro clone swill behind the wave crap I had been consming thus far on the vacation. Noisy, but with conversation and no pounding music. They didnt even blink when I showed bad form in asking for a pen and paper/beer mat.“
coldbrewky 4479 days ago
80 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Lovely. Fairly quiet. They offer a six-beer sampler of their regular beers, so be sure to ask them to augment it with their seasonal beers, too if you want to taste all eight. Very nice couches and tables. Lots of couples on dates. Professional servers.“
austinpowers 5115 days ago
68 /100 126 SYDNEY STREET
“Tucked away on a side street downtown, our group of 4 visited this quaint old house last August for a fairly busy Wednesday dinner. Samplers in threes were tasty enough but similar to each other (must be the yeast). Fish in a bag and chips were fresh and nicely prepared. Service was fair and unobtrusive. Downstairs has a whole bunch of neat things to look at in terms of brewing facilities and posters and old photos. The place was packed by the time we left so it was good we got there early.“
mabel 5216 days ago