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Irish Times Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
+1 250-383-7775
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in for a snack. There was a Irish band playing. The music was great! Staff was very friendly. Snacks we had was Irish Poutine, chicken wings. Yum. Drinks are good. We had a great time we went back for lunch.

Thank Bunnyds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great band playing the night we were there. Great selection of wines and beers. Would go back for sure.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good music and good food. Crab soup is delicious! Crowded though on weekend evenings. We were glad we came back for a second time in one four day trip because afternoon meant less crowds and we really enjoying the violinist and chello.

Thank Kee201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the nice decor and good music as a local I do not really enjoy this pub. It's always too loud as its jam packed and seating is tight. Plus they are so busy the servers never seem to get to you on time and...More

Thank alisonm37
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Irish Times Pub. I am sorry that you didn't find your experience pleasant. On your next visit, please ask for a quieter table away from the stage. We do have two cozy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit for a beer and music after 9pm. The music varies from night to night but great bands/groups. Great selection of beer and the hotel has a great decor of an old pub. Staff very friendly. Great Place!!!

Thank gbmontreal
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Don't forget, we also have traditional Celtic bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 7pm as well. Dylan Hagreen Manager Irish Times Pub Victoria, BC *Voted Best Irish Pub in North America 2017*

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this is all you would expect from a pub. Beer, lovely greasy food and good brown atmosphere. Service was a little slow but over all nice and friendly. Nothing out of the ordinary - but sometimes that is what you are looking for right?

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmophere beer was nice and a plesant place to go to beer tasted a little strange. They dont seem to wash there glasses correctly because you should get a nice head on you beer. It seemed as though the beer was flat.More

Thank Tony W
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Tony, Thank you for choosing Irish Times to visit on your "Night out in Victoria". I hope you and your daughter were able to catch one of the live bands we had playing that day. I have looked into the issue with the glassware...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wandered in at dinner-time and was seated upstairs but I didn't like the table I was given. No problem. I was moved to a better location. The service was prompt and friendly. When I mentioned my milk allergy, the manager came personally to my...More

1  Thank Well_Travelled_TO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While look8ng for a place to have fish and chips we stumbled on this pub in downtown victoria, BC. A great atmosphere welcomes us. Friendly and courteous servers and very good food. Upon seeing we were handed beer samples which we enjoyed and ordered. The...More

1  Thank Nouna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant wait to go back to Victoria just for this place. Food was great lots of choices for a pub. Drinks were neat (according to the ladies at my table of 12) lots of beer and bartenders and servers in kilts - what not to...More

1  Thank Zarfman
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Spencer D
19 August 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
All ages are welcome up to 9pm when the band starts.
24 July 2016|
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Response from longislanddebbi | Reviewed this property |
We had two burgers ($15 each) and added bacon ($2.00) and cheese ($1.25) plus cheesecake for dessert ($8.95) and one scoop of ice cream ($2.95) and two ice teas ($7.00) all for a grand total of $54.77 with tax, no gratuity.
12 February 2016|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know how they would handle a group. Suggest you contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
    (View Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7775
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Welcome to the Irish Times Pub, where excellent design and authenticity are at the heart of downtown Victoria's BEST IRISH PUB! Located at 1200 Government Street, the Irish Times Pub is home to 190 seats over two floors with 80 seats available on our patios, opening onto both Government Street and historic Bastion Square. Our concept goes far beyond mere architecture though. The Irish Times opened with everything it takes to make a pub successfully Irish, including authentic Live Irish music, 7 nights a week. The tradition of Ireland has also been extended to our menu, which has been developed on a philosophy of creating traditional Irish food and drink that is both contemporary and funky, showcasing Irish Pub Food as you would see in Ireland today.
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