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The Old Triangle Irish Ale House

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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
5136 Prince St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L4, Canada
+1 902-492-4900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • 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 today

Was recommended to this location by a local friend. We left just before the live music started at 8pm, yet the atmosphere was very casual and nice. Servers were great. Service was efficient and friendly. We stopped for a snack-dinner and the food was surprisingly...More

Thank K L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...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 days ago via mobile

This place is a quaint pub that has great music and atmosphere! We stopped in for a quick drink and people were singing and dancing to live music! Great time! Will go again for sure!

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for supper twice during our visit! Live music is great. Ordered baked haddock and chips - excellent! Steak sandwich is also a great choice! Drinks were okay. The only downfall was the service, both times it was bad, they never check on you...More

Thank Allison G
Cheryl D, Owner at The Old Triangle Irish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Allison, i am very concerned by you review and thank you for your honesty. We work very hard to make certain our standards of service are exceptional and am disappointed that we disappointed you. We will look into this and review our training standards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful bar which has plenty of beers on tap. I tried a couple locals and service was great.

Thank Bradford C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience and the place are great; there are three distinct areas in different levels, making it as harming place. The food is good and there are live music. If you are looking to meet friends with a good variety of beers, live music and...More

Thank Alvaro P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what beer to order so the bar tender brings me a couple of samples over to my table, fantastic. I ordered the shepard's pie and talked to people at the table beside me for half an hour. I had such a good...More

Thank ryanthomas2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Old Triangle a couple of times on my recent trip to Nova Scotia. Found this place to be outstanding. The food and the music gave me what I believed to be a real taste of Nova Scotia Hospitality. Thank you Old Triagle...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quality pub food, wings are breaded though. Nice, old styled atmosphere with doored-booths in the back. Harp Lager on tap, a wonderful thing indeed.

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to meet up with friends. Nice big Irish breakfasts, and good food overall. If you're lucky, you'll catch some Irish Country Dancers on a Sunday afternoon, dancing to live traditional Irish music. Nice atmosphere. The only downside is it that you have to...More

Thank Penny O
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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