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Canoe Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
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450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
+1 250-361-1940
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Victoria, Canada
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315 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

Came here with friends after a long day exploring Sydney BC. Got the taster's selection of the beers (last one was so hoppy it was a struggle to down it). Got the fries app's to share and start - nothing special for the $6 it cost. Don't order. Literally just normal fries with chipotle dip. Ordered the mussels which rocked.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a little out of the way at the lower end of chinatown and away from the diamond and other stores they steer you to. Lunch time crowd was all locals. Excellent food, imaginative menu and great wait staff. This is Canada, so no one under 19 in bar area, but plenty of outside seating.

1 Thank Neil H
Springdale, Arkansas
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

I saw this Brewpub on trip advisor when looking for things to do while on shore during a cruise. We enjoy visiting local breweries when we travel. Luckily, we were close when we were ready for a snack and a cold beer. The Lager was very good and we had the Happy Hour, fries, fried squid and a slider, all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

Came for a drink & snack. Drinks were great (wine & caesar), snack was just what we needed (order of fries), view was great, patio had a great vibe, waitress was awesome!

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in Victoria it's flown by so we took the recommendation to try the Canoe Club. It was a lovely evening so we sat outside where the patio was full but with a great atmosphere. The food got good ratings from all 4 of us ranging from the seafood bowl, cob salad with chicken, fish & chips and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We dined here during a port stop on an Alaskan cruise. Though there were about 12 parties ahead of us, we didn't wait longer than about 20-30 minutes for a table. This is regular, solid pub fare - burgers, sandwiches, salads, fries, etc. The beer was decent. The staff was nice. And after seven days on a ship with all... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

environment. Nice place for casual dining and lovely drinks. We went here on a Friday evening so it was fun to unwind and relax with drinks, we had dinner reservations somewhere else but decided to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the view. When I return to Victoria will try this place for dinner, the people around us seemed... More 

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san diego
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I were able to spend a week in Victoria recently and at the recommendation of the woman who welcomed us to our VRBO we tried this place. Although the outside patio was very crowded we had no problem getting not only a reservation, but a guarantee of the table we requested. They serve very good "bar food"... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

A perfect evening to have dinner outside. Ordered the seafood bowl which was a bit a risk as I didn't think I was that fondof squid. Anyway, the squid was very tender and flavourful, It would have been better if it had been served with some bread as the broth was somewhat salty. Enjoyed their own honey wheat beer.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great old building, you can eat inside or outdoors on their patio. Food is good pub food & lots of different beers to choice from.

Thank Linda J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-1940
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it's a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small. Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.

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