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Irish Times Pub

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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (61 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (52 reviews)
“corned beef” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Irish Times Pub
1. Live Music Every Night
"I love going here for drinks and dancing!"
Lindsay H
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2. Outstanding Food
"This is comfort food at its best."
Herb H
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3. No1 Irish Pub in North America
"Came back that night for drinks and listened to a great Irish band."
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a group of 4 off a cruise ship, we were directed here by our pedicab drivers. Great energy and Victorian era interior. We had a loft location above the band and enjoyed classic Irish music along with tasting flights of whisky and great pub...More

Thank Deedle D
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's probably not a well known fact that the Irish Times Pub serve an excellent breakfast. My husband had the full Irish breakfast, while I had the little Irish, (a great value at under $10.00). Service was friendly, and the food was hot and fresh...More

Thank ClaireEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, good service, great food and GREAT MUSIC! We had a lot of fun. Our server recommended some Irish Whiskies we had not tried and they were really good, The Shepard's Pie was a huge hit! Then the music started (Band was Black Angus)...More

Thank Trixon59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice, we were so impressed with the food and friendly staff. Were only in Victoria for 4 days but had lunch there twice! The bonus was Irish entertainment on the Friday!! So much fun, the food was amazing and place was packed. Highly...More

Thank readytoretire3
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's actually a bit of a secret for breakfast. It opens at 7am every day, so earlier than most places downtown. No alcohol at 7am (that starts at 9am, daily) but the breakfast menu is great. Super friendly staff, especially behind the bar. Atmosphere: maybe...More

1  Thank vichockeyfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Known more for being a good nighttime spot to visit, Irish Times also has a good breakfast hidden up its sleeve. The menu isn't expansive, but it's easy to get a seat and the available food is well executed. The breakfast poutine was generous was...More

1  Thank thejcsuperstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really had a nice dinner here. Great place for families before 9:00 pm. Service was attentive and fast and there truly is something for everyone...I don’t think you can find a cozier place either!!!

1  Thank QStat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent 10 days in Victoria and came to this pub a few times at night. Live music was great! Great beer selection. Really enjoyed the flight of beers to sample some of the local micro-breweries! Just fun to admire the old building!

Thank Nmre76
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Probably the best fish n chips I have ever tasted. Great live music and friendly staff! There's a ton of different beer on tap. Had a great visit! Thank you!

1  Thank Robynne P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I always like coming here when we're in Victoria. There's a good selection of food and a huge selection of drinks. We had a minor problem when we were here the last time. We went in for some Irish coffee and wanted a piece of...More

1  Thank Nancy T
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hello Nancy, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Irish Times Pub. By the sounds of it you must have been in earlier this week when we were in the process of switching from our Fall & Winter menu to our exciting...More

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Questions & Answers
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.
23 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
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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. We have also just been awarded the best Irish pub in North America 2017.
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