Phil Gallant

Phil Gallant is halfway through his attempt to set a Guinness World Record for bartending. (Mitch Cormier/CBC)

Charlottetown bartender Phil Gallant is almost halfway through his quest to set a new Guinness World Record.

Gallant is trying to last 112 hours serving from Hunter's Ale House, which is staying open 24 hours a day during the East Coast Music Week.

He hopes to beat the longest bartending shift of 111 hours set by Ruth Brands of Belgium.

Gallant's shift started Wednesday at 10 a.m. and he has to last until Sunday at 2 am.

Gallant has only had a few cat naps during his first 40-plus hours.

"I'm pretty tired right now," said Gallant.

"I have my ups and downs. I'm on a bit of a down right now after the long night, but then I usually get a second wind and perk up,"

He is raising money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as he tries to set the new record.