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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax

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CAN$30 and under
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Irish

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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!

NOTE: PATIO AND MUSIC
We will do our best to accommodate all requests, we do not reserve tables in our live music room, and do not accept reservations for our outdoor patio area's in the summer.

Sláinte!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 129 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wingfield
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent, friendly service. I hadn't been there for over three years and I had forgotton how good it was. The only very small wrinkle was that the prices were slightly above typical pub or bar prices. Not by much, but a dish you might get for $13.50 elsewhere was in the area of $17 at the Triangle. Still, it won't keep me from returning.

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Frojo
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff are great as always! Very accommodating. Food's great as usual!

Only real concern is that some of the outdoor seating is too close together. I get that it's outside, but the raised-platform seating is just a little too close for comfort! (Well, at least right now given the whole pandemic thing going on.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome Irish bar for a date day out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Because of covid we wanted to dine outside and we were seated in the street patio area. Had a great meal and evening with entertainment right outside with us. Great service. Felt very safe with social distancing measures in place.

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SeafarerKate
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would HIGHLY recommend the seafood crepe! It is full of scallops and shrimp and haddock and topped with lobster. Simply delicious and very generous in the amount of seafood.

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LiveMusicFan
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sitting next to the sidewalk was ok and it allowed us to hear the musician around the corner. Being approached by a panhandler takes away from the experience.
I am ok with helping out the needy when I see them on the street, but during a quiet dinner with friends, is not ok.

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Banny706
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was meh. My wife wanted halibut but there was none available. It took about 25 minutes to get food after ordering and the server kind of gave off a vibe of not wanting to be there. No smile but then again she was wearing a mask. Just felt like she was rushed or was rushing to be at another table. I get being in a hurry to serve but you don't ask your customer have you decided yet to order while walking away from your table. Aside from the Irish paraphanalia on the walls and the name, there isn't much of an Irish pub ambiance or feel. I give this place an overall rating of "Meh"

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and the live music was just lovely! Loved the vibe of the place.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beer, cozy setting and some live music - can’t go wrong!

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BevM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always food was superb! Great service as well!!

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our server didn’t come check on us often, it was very warm inside so our drinks melted very quickly got became weak if we didn’t drink them quick. Would say the items are a tad over priced but the spot was beautiful and the music was fantastic.

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Goodtobeback
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy sitting in the second level, and seeing the familiar (and great) servers and bartenders. It was a great experience. The food was tasty, hot, and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time out during the pandemic and felt very safe and respected by all staff. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was set up perfectly to feel safe during reopening ! Food was excellent and drinks were perfect

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Dougie
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in Halifax! Great food, kind attentive staff, and beautiful atmosphere.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Table was not ready. Food took too long to arrive and some people had cold food.

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markl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great beer, great food, great service.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed the singers when there. Saturday night was the first time I didn’t like the food. The fries were good. The deep fried breaded haddock was over cooked. The fish and batter too hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great service. Mike Lloyd was amazing. We had a great time.

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SherylH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5, with one of our party having special needs and having a wheelchair. We were immediately helped to the section being on one level with a bathroom. Our server made sure our daughter was accommodated with a spill proof cup and straw. The food was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant and upbeat. Even after paying our server, she offered to take our picture!
Our son chose this venue for his birthday, and we soon realized his attraction. We will return...great job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Things were on schedule we thought but when we arrived by cab we were told computors were down and they didn't know when they would be back up. That part is understandable as things happen. Problem was our cab had left, they had called earlier in the day to confirm my reservation but couldn't be bothered to let me know before arriving that we could not be served.
Seems very unacceptable to me that they couldn't serve us using cash and pen and paper. Instead they recommended we go somewhere else and we did!
Very disappointed! Especially since it was my idea to go there.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax
Responded on March 1, 2020

Hello, We are sorry that our system had crashed the night you were hoping to join us, it is never our plan to turn anyone away on a Saturday night. Unfortunately restaurants are built around computers these days and at the time we were unsure of if we would be able to remain open that evening. Due to the complete crash in the middle of service, we were unable to inform reservations of the problem. We hope you will give us another chance in the future, as this issue is far from common. Brendan

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RobertaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Old Triangle in Halifax and go there regularly. The staff are friendly, the food is awesome and I love spending time in the pub.

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BritAbroad
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everyone who greeted us were really friendly. Our server was very attentive and checked on us just enough to make us feel like we were his priority. Food was excellent, and experience wonderful. We will be back

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Christiana
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Friendly service. One of our favorite places in Halifax.

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irishtake
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the relaxed atmosphere and authentic Irish feel of the place. The food was good and the service and music was outstanding!

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JohnM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time good food, great wings. Server was great.

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AnnIe
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fun place, great food, and service. Loved the tee shirts we bought!

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Excellent food and service. Highly recommended !

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JudyH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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HeatherG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pub in Halifax

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EileenP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeeT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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sunflwrkara
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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James
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place with good Celtic flavour. Highly recommended.

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ChrisH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JudyC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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CharleneC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRnsailor
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Sandramacinnis1992
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 492-4900 ext. 1.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax is rated 4.5 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

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