The Old Triangle is an Irish pub with an Irish themed pub menu with such delicacies as Curry and chips, boxty's and Irish Stew among other yummy items. The pub decor is lovely, spread over three levels. The upper level is the Snug with cozy cubbyholes. the Pourhouse is the middle level with booths and tables and the lower level is the music area where they have traditional Irish music and dancing on offer regularly. There are also a few tables outside in summer.
Favorite Dish: I've had a lot of different dishes, the fish and chips are good, the chips (fries) are hand cut, not frozen. The smoked salmon fish cakes come with a nice green salad if you like and are very good. They have some of the more popular imported beers such as Smithwick's, Harp, Boddington's and of course Guinness on tap plus a very good selection of Canadian national and local brews and micro brews.
I have lived and dined in various major cities across Canada, and have never experienced worse service. The waitress served the wrong dish, was unapologetic, and the correct dish was not served without a long delay. When it did arrive, it was presented with a side-order of rudeness from the waitress. The manager on duty was less insolent in dealing with the situation, but the entire experience was disheartening to say the least.
Favorite Dish: Most of the food is tasty, but not worth enduring the poor service.
We stopped in at the Old Triangle for last call minutes after we first arrived in downtown Halifax. What a great warm atmosphere to walk into from a rainy, cold, foggy night! These types of pubs are great for delivering a "coming home" type of feeling.
The decor is all warm wood colours and the walls are decorated with flags and old Celtic symbols that look like crazy turkeys.
The Triangle has three different levels, all with charm. The upper level ("The Snug") is a sofa and private booth-type area, the middle ("The Pourhouse") is more open with some tables and chairs, and the lower entrance level ("Tigh An Cheoil ") is where the live music plays.
The staff was great, band was so awesome, and we had such a good time in the half-hour that we were there, that we went back the next night. The second night a few guys got really rowdy and I don't think the bouncers handled it very well. (Read my travelogue for more about that story.)
Favorite Dish: We didn't get to eat, just drank lots of pints of "Alexander Keith's". I was never a big fan of the beer before visiting Halifax, but it tastes so different there--so good and fresh from the keg that it must've just come out of the brewery the day before! I think most've the stuff we get in Ontario is old.
See my Halifax Travelogues for more photos of the Old Triangle.
Irish style pub on 3 levels features traditional pub fare with several daily specials. Lots of seating and a good selection of beers on tap. Located in the centre of downtown Halifax, just a block from the water. Live music and no cover charge! Appeals to the Scotsman in me :-)
Favorite Dish: If it's Irish pub food you're after, try the curry & chips served with mushy peas. Yumm! (And I don't even like peas that much.) Fish & chips are good here also.
If you want to know what the locals are really up to this is the place to go, it's very busy after 5 on work days, this is the place the downtown 9 to 5ers gather. The food is excellent compared to other NS pubs, not the ususal natchos and wings.
Live entertainment of the celic verity every night during the summer.
Favorite Dish: any of the veg dishes are great and the inhouse tarter sauce is great reason to order the fish and chips.
The Old Triangle is one of Halifax best known Pubs.
Always filled with a lively crowd enjoying the beer and the food.
Favorite Dish: Gaelic Steak (with stew)