Pubs in Victoria

NOTE: Pubs in Victoria are impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the establishment directly for hours and constraints. 

Downtown Pubs in Victoria

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Continue reading for a full listing of all other pubs in Victoria.

The Bard & Banker

  • 1022 Government Street
  • 250-953-9993
  • Since 2008
  • Full-service menu
  • Serving local craft beer, premiums imports, wine and spirits
  • Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Bartholomew's Public House

  • 777 Douglas Street at Humboldt, Victoria
  • 250-940-3125
  • Since 1975; affectionately known as "Bart's"
  • British pub setting serving local craft beer, signature cocktails and classic pub food
  • Live music

For a unique and very fun experience, try the Pedal Pub Crawl in downtown Victoria.


The Beagle Pub

  • 301 Cook Street, Victoria
  •  250-382-3301
  • Since 2001
  • A neighbourhood pub in the heart of Cook Street Village serving beer on tap, cocktails and wine
  • Happy appies 2-4 pm

Brentwood Bay Brewskys Taphouse

  • 7100 Wallace Drive, Brentwood Bay
  • Located on the peninsula near Butchart Gardens
  • 250-652-3252
  • Serving pints and pub food
  • Music bingo

Bucky's Taphouse

  • 2668 Sooke Road, Langford
  • 250-478-3811
  • Neighbourhood pub for over 40 years
  • Traditional pub fare with a twist - I personally recommend the Mushroom Melt - delish!
  • Outdoor patio

Buffy's Pub

  • 6858 West Coast Road, Sooke
  • 250-642-3333
  • New ownership since 2004
  • Traditional pub fare; many items prepared from scratch using local ingredients
  • Free limo service on Friday & Saturday evenings

Christie's Carriage House Pub

  • 1739 Fort Street, Victoria
  • 250-598-5333
  • Since 1986
  • Historic carriages on display
  • Heated outdoor patio
  • Good variety of cocktails, wine and local, domestic and import beer

Darcy's Pub Downtown

  • 1127 Wharf Street, Victoria
  • 250-380-1322
  • Large outdoor heated patio with Inner Harbour views
  • Happy Hour daily 3-6 pm
  • Local, domestic and import beers on tap
  • Old-school cocktails
  • House made west coast pub fare with gluten friendly and vegan options

Darcy's Pub Westshore

  • 737 Goldstream Langford 
  • 250-391-8597
  • House made west coast pub fare with gluten friendly and vegan options
  • Happy Hour daily 3-6 pm
  • Local, domestic and import beers on tap
  • Old-school cocktails

Dickens Public House

  • 2250 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • 250-656-5042
  • Live music
  • 20 local, domestic and imports on draft
  • Pool and darts (closed due to covid)
  • Pub shuttle pick ups and drop offs Fridays and Saturdays 9pm till 2 am. (temporarily unavailable due to covid)

Four Mile Pub

  • 199 Island Highway, View Royal
  • 250-479-2514
  • One of the oldest pubs in Victoria; serving customers for over 100 years
  • Housed in a 150+ year old Tudor Style building
  • Extensive wine and scotch list
  • Year-round patio

Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor

  • 1075 Tillicum Road, Esquimalt
  • 250-386-5500
  • Serving locals for over 100 years
  • Sports bar
  • Rotating taps featuring several local micro-breweries
  • Good selection of spirits
  • Serving pub fare
  • Liquor and wine shop on site

Hermann's Jazz Club

  • 753 View Street, Victoria
  • 250-388-9166
  • Since 1986
  • Live jazz
  • Dining and drinks
  • Currently closed to audiences; live streaming 5-6  shows a week
  • Open for take-out

Irish Times Pub

  • 1200 Government Street, Victoria
  • 250-383-7775
  • Traditional Irish bar since 2004
  • Live music
  • Classic pub fare
  • 40 taps from local craft breweries and around the globe
  • Largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Canada 

The Loft Pub

  • 229 Gorge Road East, Victoria
  • 250-383-8212
  • Micro-brewed and traditional beers on tap
  • Classic pub menu 
  • Live music on Saturdays
  • Open jam on Sunday afternoon 

Maude Hunter's Pub

  • 3810 Shelbourne Street, Saanich
  • 250-721-2337
  • A pub in Victoria since 1986
  • Local, domestic and import beer on tap
  • Classic pub fare

The Monkey Tree Pub

  • 4025 Borden St, Victoria
  • 250-727-3550
  • Family run since 1986
  • Neighbourhood pub serving fresh home cooked food
  • Good selection of beers, wines and spirits

Penny Farthing Public House

  • 2228 Oak Bay Avenue, Oak Bay
  • 250-370-9008
  • English style pub
  • Classic pub fare

Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub

  • 7806 East Saanich Road, Saanichton
  • 250-652-1575
  • Serving Islanders since 1859
  • Local, domestic and import beers on tap
  • Wing night every night

The Rose Neighbourhood Public House

  • 592 Ledsham Road, Colwood
  • 250-478-4200
  • Serving a variety of drinks and draft beer for over 30 years
  • Daily happy hour 3-5 pm
  • Home-cooked food
  • Outdoor patio

Ross Bay Pub

  • 1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria
  • 250-370-1152
  • Serving craft beers, local and international wines 
  • All major sporting events on the big screen
  • Live music Thursday evening

17-Mile House Pub

  • 5126 Sooke Rd, Sooke (17 miles from Victoria City Hall)
  • 250-642-5942
  • Relaxing English-style pub serving customers for over 80 years (one of the oldest pubs in Victoria)
  • Authentic Irish coffee
  • Drop in for a game of chess, pool, crib or darts

Six Mile Pub + Eatery

  • 494 Island Highway, View Royal
  • 250-478-3121
  • Est. 1855, British Columbia's oldest pub
  • Local, domestic and import beers
  • Traditional pub food, made from scratch
  • Outdoor patio

Smuggler's Cove Pub

  • 2581 Penrhyn Street, Saanich
  • 250-477-2688
  • British style pub
  • Outdoor patio
  • Local and imported beer on tap
  • Classic pub fare

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

  • 308 Catherine Street, Victoria
  • 250-386-2739
  • Classic ales and specialty beers brewed since 1984 
  • Raspberries and beer? Find out why local craft beer enthusiast Emma Thomson puts this on the top of her must try list at Spinnakers

The Sticky Wicket Bar & Restaurant

  • 919 Douglas Street, Victoria
  • 250-383-7137
  • A cricket themed pub in a historic building
  • Local, domestic and import beer and cocktails
  • Seasonal west coast fare
  • One of my favourite pubs in Victoria - especially fun for the rooftop beach volleyball (on pause due to covid)

Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel

  • 1601 Store Street, Victoria
  • 250-361-3310
  • Since 1989
  • British-style ales and German and Canadian beers
  • Local craft beer made on site
  • Classic bar fare with an eclectic flair
  • Nightly live music

Just like everywhere, the situation with restaurants and pubs in Victoria is pretty fluid right now with respect to COVID-19. These listings are current as of publishing and I will update when I learn of changes. I encourage you to call ahead to the establishment to ensure you are familiar with their protocols. 

Still looking for a fun night out? Try the Pedal Pub Crawl in downtown Victoria. 

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