The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax

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Irish
The Celtic heart of Halifax, The Old Triangle is a casual Irish pub. We feature an extensive menu of traditional Irish and Atlantic Canadian dishes, including gluten free, vegetarian and children's menus. We have an extensive selection of beverages, including local craft and imported beers, excellent wines and a fine selection of whiskies. The main stage features live music 7 nights a week, we have quiz nights in the Seanchai on Tuesday nights and Irish dancing on Sunday afternoons. A 60 seat patio in the summer, whiskey flights all year round, and the best staff in the city!

Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate all requests, we do not guarantee tables in our live music room, and do not take reservations for our patio in the summer.

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HT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Excellent food and service. Highly recommended !

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended this restaurant to us saying whenever he is in Halifax he goes there for the ambiance, good food and entertainment. Our waiter was very good- attentive, helpful and not rushing us when we were done. Very pleasant evening.

HG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pub in Halifax

EP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and pleasant experience Thanks for the lovely time

LT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We visited a number of restaurants in the city during our stay. This was the only disappointing stop. We were really looking forward to the Irish atmosphere, cuisine and entertainment. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was fine. The disappointment was the quality of food. The seafood chowder, while tasting ok, was basically cream of potato soup. Very difficult to find any actual seafood. I order fish and chips. The fish while small portions, was tasty. The cole slaw was only shredded cabbage with as near as I could tell lacking any dressing. The potatoes was a bowl of mush resembling a bad poutine. The three guitar players who were the entertainment did a decent job of the music they were playing. It unfortunately lacked the Irish flavour we were looking forward to. I must admit the restaurant was full of guests who were by appearance having a good time. It just didn’t live up to what we were expecting.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Small selection, but the Nicoise Salad was very good. A good place for a younger crowd!

s
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. We sat outside on a beautiful Summer night but the inside had a great vibe as well.

J
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with good Celtic flavour. Highly recommended.

CH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places in Halifax, great atmosphere, friendly service, nice local beer selection, and great food, it has everything!

JC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great live music started early evening. Usual pub fare. Fish and chips just average. Side of coleslaw was inedible. Definitely room for improvement. Waiter was attentive and friendly

CC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends came to Nova Scotia on their honeymoon and this was the place we took them. They even got a piece of chocolate cake with raspberries compliments of the server! We had a fantastic night and the table was great, right by the music! Thanks to everyone for making it a memorable evening!

R
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked this as it was close to our hotel on our last night in Halifax. It was like walking into an Irish bar in Dublin. Great atmosphere and fabulous food. Oh and Guiness on tap! Fun vibe and great food.

S
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with friends and family, had a reservation booked ahead of time, excellent service and food, server dan was awesome!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was 5 star (i had the lobster/scallop crepes) drinks were good but a little pricey and the entertainment was excellent. We had a great time and would definitely go back

M
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met up with out-of-province friends for dinner. Our table was by the stage where we had the opportunity to enjoy wonderful food and live music. Server was excellent and attentive. Only complaint - - although the Alehouse takes reservations there is no host available, which can make for an awkward experience in finding your table. Overall, though, everyone had a good time and I would recommend going.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was charming. Staff was super friendly. Food was spectacular. The whisky flights were fun!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the lobster and scallop crepes!

KS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, try the lamb shanks..., live music and friendly stuff.

WA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for mother’s day brunch. Food was amazing. Goat cheese omelette...delicious. Staff were great despite the busyness. Good price and great atmosphere

MB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food & drink service was pretty slow considering it was Mother's Day brunch and the place was half empty. Would have been nice to acknowledge the mom at the table with a free mimosa. But overall it was a nice meal.

NT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and quick as we were headed to a concert.

OT
Atlantic Canada
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite places to eat in Halifax! Highly recommended!!!!

SL
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server that night was awesome! You could tell he loved his job. Food was good, but a little pricey. We were there to celebrate my husbands birthday but no mention of any dessert for him for his birthday was given... a little disappointed with that. The music that night was good...atmosphere was really nice.

DS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love that leftovers go home in reusable plastic containers and not styrofoam. Great night out. The only not perfect thing was the level of sound in the live music. Don’t get me wrong, the performer was talented but I think the house sound system was cranked up too loud. We ended up dining as far away as possible so we could hear each other talk and we still heard the music. If you have a hearing aid (I do not) you might go on a night when there is no live music. During the set break it was very easy to hear each other even with large groups all around us laughing.

EK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good prompt service and food was tasty and hot. Burns night was a nice event.

NH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Overall very pleasant staff, however the food was mediocre at best - for a party of 6 our bill came to about $300 for 1 drink each, 3 appetizers and a main course each, quite disappointing overall. My daughter and parents sent back nearly their entire meal (minus 1 or 2 bites) my sister's fiance only able to finish half.. as did my sister and I. May try again sometime/may not. Undecided. I booked the reservation as a post Christmas holiday as my family is out of province and this was our first time together in 2 years... we were sat way in the back, away from the live entertainment, alone in the empty rear of the restaurant. Too bad.
Probably better choices for food quality out there, but the staff was very friendly.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax
Responded on January 20, 2019

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We investigated your service on camera and we sincerely wish you had informed your server any food issue. We never allow a guest to leave unhappy if we know about a problem. Our motto is "If you like us tell everyone, if not please tell us!" We very are sorry we disappointed you and thank you for your feedback as we use all feedback, good or ill, as training tools. As a point of clarity, there were actually 10 drinks on the bill, however.

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m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food and good live entertainment.

CS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been on several occasions and always a great time.

A
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great live music venue that also serves good food. Helpful, friendly staff and great ambience.

HW
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Seating was a bit cramped. Food and drinks were good. Service was prompt.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great setting for a birthday dinner. Enjoyed the music.

SR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been in Halifax for four days and we have been there 4 times.

LV
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the Irish pub qualities. I was a wee bit disappointed that we missed the celtic music by 1 day. We are not typically bar people as we do not drink and we're pleased to find some delicious vegan options. Our server was excellent with his service and recommendations and even directing me to a handicap bathroom noting my difficulty with walking although I had prepared myself to go down the long stairway to the basement bathroom. We were very please with our experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un beau pub, nous avons été très satisfait de ce lieu. Personnel amical et courtois.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Halifax and as we walked near The Old Triangle, a couple who had just had a meal there highly recommended it to us. We went there the next evening and had a most delightful and delicious meal. Justin was our server. He was friendly, attentive, and most willing to explain menu options. He definitely helped make our experience at The Old Triangle a most enjoyable one. We chose to share a Wearin' of the Green Salad, Marguerite Pizza and Guinness Gingerbread dessert. Ate every last bit!

F
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try the curry and chips!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and ambiance was good. It was Sunday night and the musician was very talented but it was so loud we chose to leave - either that or lose our voices trying to speak to one another.

p
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent and lively spot for drinks or for a fine meal. The entertainment is spot on every week. We have been there several times and can't wait to return in the spring

L
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately, they didn't have my reservation on record, but there were plenty of seating options so it was not a problem.

BH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love the Old Triangle, just one of the best places to enjoy in Halifax, I say enjoy because the food, service , atmosphere and staff are excellent!!