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“No cell phones allowed!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub
506 Pandora Ave (Swans Suite Hotel), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
250-361-3310
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Ranked #82 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“No cell phones allowed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

If had not been for the Groupon we would not have gone here and missed a really enjoyable meal. Mu husband and I went for lunch and were impressed from the moment we walked in. The place is beautiful and CELL FREE! Patrons are asked to turn their phones off or on silent as this is a cell free environment. Top marks to them right off the hop. We sat out in the sun-room and were able to watch the people and the water. I have the steak sandwich and it was done to perfection and tasted the same. My husband had the Duck burger but was not so impressed. He enjoyed it but it was a little sweet for him. All in all we will be going back to try other items on the lunch menu. We have found another favorite eating spot in Victoria and thankfully we never have to be interrupted by the sounds of cell phones.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Great Pub by Any Standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We are only in Victoria for the afternoon and evening. We hire a limo with some friend and tour this beautiful town and its parks. As the sun starts to settle we ask our driver to recommend a pub. 5 minutes later we arrive at Swan's.

The place is already half full and we decide on a table out on the verandah area. The service was friendly and helpful, we decide to give the local brew a try and from there on the evening just flowed. We found the menu had a great variety of meals and the food was great.

It was a Thursday evening and the live music started about 8 pm. It wasn't long before the place was full and everyone was having a great time.

We rolled out into a cab about 11 pm, the buzz still flowing. I would definitely recommend this pub.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mancos
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Fun place with good beer too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Swans is a fun, lively family brewpub and restaurant. It is located in a nice vintage building near the harbor. We had very good beer and food there. They do have live music in the evenings and even have hotel rooms upstairs (which we didn't try).

Visited September 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“great food and live bands you can dance to...!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you love live music, dancing, friendly crowds, good food, great beer and want to be close to everything you can even stay upstairs in one of their cool rooms! An institution and for good reason...

Visited October 2012
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Cape Cod
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good Brews, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stopped in for a quick snack and to sample their beers. The service at the bar was excellant, as was the beer. The daily special was offered as a free sample. The food was good also, although all we had was nachos and onion rings, hard to screw up. All the wait staff seemed very friendly and up beat. The bartender had a great sense of humor and offered some tips on how to spend the time in Victoria. Prices were resonable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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