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“An old favourite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses

Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses
308 Catherine St., Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3S8, Canada (Victoria West)
+1 250-386-2739
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Ranked #121 of 969 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $8 - $21
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Victoria West
Cross street: Esquimalt Road
Transit: The BC Transit #25 public city bus stops directly in front of Spinnakers. Big bus hop on/hop off service also stops directly in front of the property. Akal Airporter service from Victoria International airport is available, with drop off on site. The Victoria Harbour Ferries stop is a short 5-minute walk away, ask the captain for directions.
Description: Spinnaker's Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouses is a place that offers it all! Open seven days a week 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, guests are welcome to stop by any time of day to enjoy fresh, local food and great beer!
Vancouver, Canada
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“An old favourite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We always stop at Spinnakers whenever we travel to Victoria, good, fresh local menu, kid friendly, great beer flights. I recommend a walk on the sea wall after your meal.

Visited June 2013
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Port Alberni, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Fun pub, nice food and friendly service - fab beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was our second visit to Spinnakers and it did not disappoint. My husband tried the beer sampler and was pleased with value and the selection. I chose a wine I did not like and when we called the server back for me to choose another, he offered to take the first glass off the bill! We had a lovely meal from the local food menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. I had delicious vanilla ice cream for dessert and my husband had a rhubarb dessert he really liked. Our server was so helpful and attentive - all in all, a great evening. Do yourself a favour and make an online reservation!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Great Beer!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we ate here twice! The food was wonderful and the beers were tasty!! We shared flights so we were able to sample just about all their beers. The service was good, not great, but the atmosphere and location made up for it. This is a good choice for a casual meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Great food and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We ate here one evening whilst visiting Victoria. Good food, good beer, good service what more can you ask for

Visited June 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Good beer, but a little out of the way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The pub seemed much further from downtown than touted. Given its reputation, I expected more craft beers on draft --- certainly, there's a fair selection, and we went through a couple of pitchers, but I expected a larger selection. Good chowder, and the fish and chips with fresh halibut was well done, For $19, I expected more than one piece of fish. Very noisy, and while there were musicians near us, they didn't seem to have a sound system. In a nice spot on the water, and definitely take the scenis walk past the Delta rather than sticking to Esquimault Road and some of its drearier blocks.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spinnakers G, Manager at Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review Spinnakers on TripAdvisor, the feedback is invaluable to us.

It sound like you joined us for our Monday Night Irish Jam, some times it can get noisy up in the pub when they are playing.

I apologize for the limited beer selection when you came in and dined with us. Earlier this year the element burnt out in our brewing kettle, thus up until recently we have been running a little light as far as selection goes. We are currently caught up and also proud to be serving a selection of other great craft beer from other breweries around the Pacific North West.

I also took the time to speak with our chef regarding the Halibut and Chips. The fish we use is caught locally and the price of halibut drastically increase over the past few years. This has resulted in a spike in the price of this menu item. We will continue our conversation and devise a way to add value to this meal.

One again, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate any and all feedback. Hope to see you back here one day soon.
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