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Irish Times Pub

1200 Government St. | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
250.383.7775
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Ranked #80 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $9 - $21
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Cuisines: Irish, Pizza, Fish & Chips, Chowder
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: View Street
Description: Welcome to the Irish Times Pub, where excellent design and authenticity are at the heart of downtown Victoria"s most exciting new 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 each 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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Santa Maria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We ordered two double Jamesons and ginger ale. When the drinks arrived the color was extremely pale and they tasted like water. We complained to the waitress, told her it looked like only one shot of whiskey had been put in. She said she would talk to the bartender asked us if we wanted another. She returned with a drink... More

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Kenmore, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was very good!!! Even though it wasn't very busy our waitress seemed to be preoccupied with something upstairs and not very attentive.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Actual Irish style authentic food with a live band playing while we had dinner. The food was reasonable and the barman poured a pint of Guinness properly, something missing in a lot of so called Irish pubs. The service was slow and the food getting cold by the time it got to us. It seems like it wants to be... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

After walking the area doing a little shopping, we stopped in to have a cold drink. Great atmosphere and selection. Snacks were good, beer was very cold, with a good selection of both. Not a "stuffy" place, a fun pub. Staff was good, prices were reasonable, for Canada anyway. City is awesome place, planning on going back for a longer... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped in to have dinner and a few drinks here. The food was good and reasonably priced. The staff was nice. We got the pleasure of watching a local group entertain. It was a fun night! We would go here again.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Food was ok, but service was very slow. We tried to give the waitress some comments about the food. POur daughter had left most of her pizza so you could see she was not happy with it. Waitress was not the least bit interested, and was very dismissive of our comments.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good atmosphere, service can be slow when busy and this place gets that full, that you struggle to move your chair without hitting somebody else. Food average but good selection of beers, probably recommend just for drinks with friends.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Busy and noisy, but the food is quite good and the service was friendly. Very close in to the tourist area of Victoria.

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La Puente, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sorry folks but your fish and chips were very average. I will go back to Barb's at the Fisherman's Wharf down the street next time. Overcooked and boring. Our server snubbed us because we didn't order the second we sat down so she avoided us for a long stretch of time. It is a lovely building inside and out but... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

One of our stops on our self-initiated pub crawl around Victoria. This was in our top two favorites and we visited it twice in the days we visited. Great cider selection and lots of good beer to choose from. One visit we ordered nachos and it was over twenty dollars for them. They were good but I wouldn't say they... More

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