The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax

4.3
186 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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!

NOTE: PATIO AND MUSIC
We do not accept reservations for tables in our live music room or our outdoor patio area's in the summer. These are strictly first come, first served

Sláinte!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
SC
SteveC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal and delicious beer. We’d definitely go back again. Only disappointment was that the music either didn’t happen or was too quiet to be heard!

AL
AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining here. Portions were bloody massive! Atmosphere is great with the live music. Staff were friendly, venue was clean, food was delicious.

AB
AnnB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

They didn’t have my reservation, the host said “yeah, we don’t actually get the reservations from that system”. So we were placed on the third floor, completely and totally away from the music in a brightly lite part of the pub where they put large loud groups. We ordered one drink and left. It was terrible. Ruined our night, we couldn’t get a table anywhere else either so we ended up going home. Very disappointing.

TC
TristanC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I placed a reservation on a Saturday night because I know it can be busy and a lot of restaurants are facing a labour shortage. When I arrived I was told that they didn't have my reservation even though I received email confirmation for it. I was simply told they didn't have a table for my guests and myself and no accommodations were made to make up for it other than offering seats outside as it was literally just starting to rain (not exaggerating). I called the next day and left my name and number as they ask you to do in their voicemail, and I never received a call back. I called more than once.

I don't think I'll be dining here as they don't answer their phone to confirm reservations, yet their reservation system is broken. I previously worked in the restaurant industry so I've seen it all and I remained calm and considerate in all of my interactions with this restaurant, and it seemed that my courtesy was not at all reciprocated.

DP
DavidP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great way to book a table using this service, decent service, but always difficult to hear through masks, good selection of beers, love Kilkenny, one in my party had Murphys stout n loved it, Lamb burger was awesome had it with sweet potato fries with a Mayo curry dip which were homemade n crispy, so good. Fish n chips awesome, tasty nice batter, good haddock. Ham chicken leek pastie absolutely fantastic, a well made dish. Awesome dinner out Thanks to all at The Old Triangle, Halifax

S
Schaefcand
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We arrived on time and were greeted and the COVID routine of checking ID and Vaccination status was performed in a proficient manner. Live Irish music had already started and was wonderful as to find live music today is a bit of a challenge. Wide variety of local beers on tap and bottles are available including ciders. Food assortment was plenty and we selected fried Haddock, Fish and Chips and Seafood pasta all of which were plentiful, nicely presented, and flavorful. The seafood chowder was one of the best we encountered while on our maritime visit. All in all good food, good music, good atmosphere makes the Old Triangle a winner and a come back to place!

HL
HeatherL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE had a last minute change in our reservations and with a phone call the staff went out of their way to accommodate us

JH
JeffH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was good; fresh and decent portions. Lamb burger was properly cooked, as were the potato wedges with it; pan fried haddock was also properly cooked to tender and the salad with blueberry vinegrette was tasty (though the pieces of cucumber and apple were sliced waaay too large to eat without first cutting them!|). Very best part of dinner?? The warm gingerbread cake with whiskey drizzle... stuff dreams are made of --- do not miss having this dessert.

Ambiance was warm, friendly and inclusive. Server was very attentive and she paid attention; entertainer was awesome, upbeat and on point with songs to keep the room right in his pocket. Fantastic night!!

EC
EvaC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Not too noisy - seated 2nd level. Excellent service - not pushy. Good food.

PL
PierreL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, good service and good food, 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

DK
DebbiK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service despite COVID. Would recommend

G
Geoff
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Just what we were looking for on a Friday evening. Band was good food was good beer Wes even better lol

K
vipKacey28
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was ok and the food was better than I expected. I had the seafood chowder, which was pretty good, but was lukewarm, hubby had the steak and said it was decent. In the end it was an enjoyable evening with friends.

BL
BrittanyL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It would be nice if there could be speakers or a screen upstairs with who’s playing downstairs.

WB
WesleyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very good. Everyone followed covid protocol

S
Susanc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Always good, some choices great, some not so much. Service friendly and prompt.

SD
ShellyD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

In spite of receiving 3 confirmations, my reservation was not made at the establishment. This was very disappointing

MM
MacM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the steak and kidney triangle. My wife enjoyed the house wine and I really enjoyed the Kilkenney beer. Look forward to returning soon.

SB
SydneyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a comfortable retreat as always! Great service and delicious menu choices available even in these socially restricted times. If I lived on the peninsula , I would make this pub a weekly event for supper and music.

CM
ChrisM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great and the music was as well overall a great experience

DG
DonG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good as always even with COVID protocol. Nice evening with great food and service. Door man could have been a bit nicer but the rest of service was spot on.

MM
MelanieM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect, like it always is. One of my favourite places in the city.

ET
EdwardT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

awesome nachos, good portion sizes for the kids meals

JE
JEFFC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Went to an Irish pub for the music and it was a loud not great rock band

HH
HeatherH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a gem! The food, ambience, and service are great and the live music is terrific.

RL
RodL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Very nice pub with good music and service. One of my wife's fish was not fresh and smelt a bit off but the second piece was good. I had the Dublin Pastry which has pulled chicken. I got a hard piece of the chicken cartridge in what was a tasty dish. I think the cooks need to take a bit more care in their food. We did enjoy our time there despite the food issues.

RC
RaymondC
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Add more smoked salmon to the Eggs Benny! Quantity was less than usual!!’

DV
DanV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with live music. Food was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was good , it was really busy when I went so the service was a bit slow and talk fast lol because if you don’t the waiter will be gone in a flash . Drinks are pricey and I think the decor could have been a little less dinchey , but the food alone was very good I would probably do a take out order from this place if I were to go back .

ES
ErinS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this pub. The food is always great, the staff are very engaged with the customers and always friendly. The atmosphere is energetic and upbeat. Definitely recommend this spot! Great for a group of friends or a dinner date (they also have a kids menu, and my kids love it there too)

AS
AvaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food and especially great value with the dine around halifax deal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent entertainment, ease of booking our reservation and good follow up from the manager. We had a table on their 3rd floor, an excellent space.

D
Dave
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was reasonably good and there was a great selection of beer on tap. Live music was good but you can't see the band from many if the seats so its less engaging. Overall worth a try.

AB
AlleyneB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I had the pan grilled haddock which was perfectly done; hardly any coating which is what I like and perfectly cooked. The lovely garden salad had a chipotle vinaigrette which was delicious. The accompanying coleslaw was a bit different - not creamy glop but varied and with a light vinaigrette was well - very good!

RM
RayM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food reasonable prices excellent service clean premises

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Robbie Burns night! We’ll be back next year (and before then too!)

RC
RaymondC
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as usual. Good to come back to a comfortable place. Ray

KG
KatieG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have an awesome time at The Old Triangle! Great music, food and service as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most improved pub during Covid-19. Food and service was excellent and only restaurant so far that has a common sense when it comes to their covid rules and they abide by it

RC
RaymondC
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Old Triangle has kept its tradition alive during the pandemic. Highly recommended. Ray

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax using the Order Online button. The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 492-4900 ext. 1.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Halifax is rated 4.3 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.