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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

$$ - $$$, Irish,
424 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E2, Canada
+1 902-270-8003
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (15 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (7 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
424 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Currie and fries with a spinach salad and currie dressing, who could ask for more. I’ve been enjoying this dish for many years. Servers are friendly and good food overall while reasonably priced. Often there is local talent playing adding to the ambiance of restuarant....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Randy N Jean V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Pub, we enjoyed it. Located near the harbor & giant Fiddle. There was live entertainment in the evening. We had the lobster which was somewhat pricey as it wasn't peak season but still decent compared to in land Canada. After dinner we went for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wingz101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute I walked in the door I felt welcome. My friend was late and I was offered to walk around to see where we would be most comfortable sitting. I found the place I liked but wanted to wait to see if it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lorna B
Reviewed November 10, 2018

On a day trip to Sydney, and a visit with an old friend; great place to grab a bite in a relaxed atmosphere. Even had a chance to say hello to a member of the staff during lunch.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bobhD7769OR
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We visited this authentic Irish Pub while on our cruise ship to Sydney and were pleasantly surprised by the ambience and the crowd that gathers here each and every day. Our table was right in front of the guitar-strumming local musician and he was talented...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave46033
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a family gathering (group of about 22) in the private room. Everyone enjoyed the meal - good selection of food and brews. Service was very good. We left the door open so that we could hear the guitarist from the main room —...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heimbody
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We really did not expect anything exceptional in terms of food from an Irish alehouse (being from the Midwest of the U.S.) but we were pleasantly surprised. This is a large pub primarily, but the food was very good. I had the Ancient Mariner which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken F
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Walking down the street in Sidney, an insider stopped us to tell us that Ashley McIsaac would be playing his fiddle that evening in The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse. The staff went out their way to make room for us front and centre even though...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AllysonLea
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I am a fan of Irish restaurants, I haven't had a bad experience. This place was awesome. Live music and the food was great along with the drinks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adrienne-Rodney V
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were amazed at the quality and good value of the fish special. It was cooked to perfection with a really lovely sauce. Veg and spuds were nothing special, but WOW that halibut was just wonderful. Lovely noisy pub, plenty of atmosphere, the music wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sheila c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-270-8003
  • E-mail
Visit Cape Breton's Authentic Irish Pub! "Your Passport to the Irish Experience" - Open Daily at 11am - Full Lunch and Dinner Menu - Weekend Brunch - Weekend Late Night Menu - Rooftop Patio - Free Live Music - Locally Owed - Open Year Round
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