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Bard & Banker

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada (Fort St)
+1 250-953-9993
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So we dropped in here for sone drinks. The place is done so nicely. Felt like I was in a movie setting. The lights are terrific. It was a good feeling in there. Drop in and check it out because I think it's worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Sunday night in late March - traveling to Victoria on business, we sat at the bar for dinner. Love this room - its big but with all of the alcoves and 'snugs', it doesn't seem that large. When they turned it into a pub (from bank to Christmas Store and many things in between...), the owners and designers retained... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had one of the best chicken sandwiches I've ever had. The service was good and the ambiance is really great.

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Thank Michelle56_13
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stayed in Victoria, we stopped in at the Bard & Banker after dinner for some entertainment. This bar is stunning. It is huge inside with a mezzanine level complete with balcony sections over looking the stage. The atmosphere is electric and even though we sat on the top level the service was exceptional. We never had to wait... More 

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Thank Robert L
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supposedly a Scottish bar but very eclectic. Loved the service and selection of whisky generally very good. Prices very reasonable and customers very friendly. Service and knowledge superb. Loved our night and will go back. Far better than Irish Times and better music! Jocky

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Thank John M
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had a sign that read breakfast till 2 pm so came in and very happily surprised, great Benedict eggs and a huge selection of tap beer on a beautiful old style decor very well done, gives you the feeling to go back in time. Cute little outfits on the waitresses. I'd comeback and try the lunch 😊

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful pub, we discovered this place while visiting Victoria at Christmas time. The holiday decorations were the icing on the cake. We love everything about it, the servers were excellent, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was lively and fun, great music as well. We repeatedly returned during our trip and cannot wait to go back.

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Victoria, Canada
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Sam MaGee Room for my friend's birthday and it was lovely! Beautiful set up, super fun for mingling and eating. We couldn't believe there was only one server for the whole room! But June was absolutely amazing. Kept all the orders straight and did it with a smile. Awesome live music, delicious grilled cheese, and yummy drinks,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and atmosphere. The place was a bit louder and more busy than we expected, but a table on the upper level gave us a great view of the activities and yet still isolated us enough to enjoy conversation amongst ourselves.

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful pub and great atmosphere. They have many drinks on tap - ales, ciders and beers. The food was shockingly good! Definitely not the type of pub grub we are used to. Fantastic experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
Description
Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Happy hour daily from 3-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?