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The Old Triangle Irish Ale House

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
5136 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L4, Canada
+1 902-492-4900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5136 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L4, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
1. Great Pub!
"a great buzzy and friendly place which had a great choice on the menu"
Christine T
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2. Great service with a smile!
"anyone wanting great food and great service, to go try this restaurant"
Ryan W
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3. Celtic music 7 nights a week!
"The music is good and authentic..."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here on our last night in Halifax. The food was OK and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. The prices are average as well.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed May 7, 2018

...service, selection of beer on tap is excellent, food was quick to arrive without rushing us, and tasted as good as it looked! Stayed for another beer after eating and for a few songs from a very talented small band on stage. If I lived...More

Thank 404HappyTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a classic looking old Irish pub in a nice location which offers good food, drinks and entertainment. We were lucky to be there for a local ceilieh (sp?) which was quite entertaining for song and dance.

Thank odan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Halifax during our New England Canadian cruise. I was hoping for lunch in an Irish pub. The Old Triangle was a short distance from HOHO stop 13. It was just what I had hoped for. We started off with an appetizer of...More

Thank newtOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first visit was a Saturday night so we had booked a table thankfully. We sat right beside the stage and thoroughly enjoyed the live music till around midnight. The meals were so tasty that we returned for another evening meal later in the week.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner one Saturday night at The Old Triangle Irish Ale House, and despite being fairly busy (as usual), we were able to get seats and service quite quickly. Our server was friendly, helpful and readily available when we needed something. Offering a range...More

Thank Michel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stoped by The Old Triangle because of the looks of it. It seemed warming and we weren´t wrong. Bartender pleased our wishes even if the Irish Coffee was not in the regular menu. Place is very nice.

Thank Leilaroldan
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We would recommend this establishment when visiting Halifax. Excellent customer service from Sunny. Her recommendations were very helpful. In fact we came back the following day for another meal. Food was superb! To top it off there was also live entertainment. A great way to...More

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Fun environment! Our server was great and had great product knowledge. The food was very good and we will definitely be back again :)

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Great place for old time Irish music: bagpipes, fiddle, etc. Good band, but of course very loud. Moved from downstairs, to upstairs where it was easier to carry on a conversation. Food was tasty, with generous servings. Fast, friendly service. Highly recommended for visitors, and...More

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Questions & Answers
Candace P
October 15, 2017|
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Response from 1RaymondJ1 | Reviewed this property |
No, it would be impossible with a scooter. There are steps. They may have a patio in the summer, but the bathrooms would be a problem.
Carol F
August 17, 2016|
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Response from DINKSinOntario | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There were some items that were gluten free e.g. Their chocolate torte dessert was listed as gluten free. They have gluten free blinis too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5136 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-492-4900
  • E-mail
The Old Triangle is an Irish family owned traditional Irish pub established in 2000. We feature an extensive menu of hand crafted Irish & Maritime dishes, 22 taps of local and international brews and an excellent selection of wines, hand picked by our in house sommelier. We feature live music 7 nights a week, matinees on Saturday, Irish dancing and live sessions Sunday afternoons. Our upstairs Seanchai (pronounced shan-a-kee) has Quiz Night on Tuesdays and is also available for private events of up to 80 guests. We are proud to have the finest, friendliest staff in the city, a beautiful summer patio and a warm welcome for all who enter.
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