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Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Victoria West
Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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308 Catherine St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3S8, Canada (Esquimalt Road)
+1 250-386-2739
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed delicious fish and chips on a very busy Monday night. I loved that they give you the option of chips and salad. Service was good, The Lager I had was light and tasty.

Thank HikerMom58
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been coming back to this place ever since my first visit, which was the first day that they opened back in the mid-80s. It was cutting edge back in the day - fine English style beers, superior food (Oysters Rockereller for a buck or two), darts, and a great view of the entrance to Victoria Harbour. Now it's changed,... More 

Thank TheFez
Edmonton, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a referral from a co-worker we travelled across town to Spinnakers Brewpub. What a great location right on the water. We went up to the upper level overlooking the harbour. The service was good the food was great and the beer even better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Victoria BC.

Thank Wireton
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A table with a view, a crisp slightly rainy day, nice glass of wine, amazing fresh salad and some steamed clams....doesn't get much better than that. Was just right after a day of exploring and snacking through downtown....just right, light, but filling.

Thank PartagasCat
Coquitlam, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for 27 years and it's only getting better!!! Best craft brewery and pub in Victoria. Stay downtown and water taxi over!

Thank RJoesphS
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the advice of a local and were well rewarded. We had a lovely view over the harbour and enjoyed a light tasty lunch with the option of tasting the local craft brew in a rare to find small quantity: 5oz, 10oz or more. A helpful menu helped to discover the favourite 'brew'. An added bonus was... More 

Thank tojo147
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to spinnakers during dine around and were disappointed. We sat downstairs and the combination of stone table tops and big windows (in March) was cold! I did not enjoy either of the appetizers - bruschetta trio and pork terrine. I had the duck confit which was delicious but the sides were cold and undercooked. My partner had the... More 

Thank Katja M
Surrey, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the beer, the locally-sourced food, the homemade malt vinegar, the atmosphere, the view. Great place for a casual meal.

Thank Nicole L
Victoria, BC, Canada
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189 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for dinner at Spinnakers with a visitor from Winnipeg. We opted for the pub upstairs, rather than the downstairs restaurant. It was a dark, rainy evening, so we weren't able to enjoy the nice view of the inner harbour. However, the food, beer and service made up for it. I had fish (salmon) and chips, while my friend... More 

Thank CoolCouple99
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a casual lunch and we're not impressed. The area wwa crowded with construction going on outside and the overwhelming smell of "stain". Only 2 servers who did there best to keep up. I ordered the brew pub burger..tasted good but took 2 bites before I tasted any beef..The fries were a mound of small crunchy pieces. Wanting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
Brew Pub, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Catherine St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3S8, Canada
    (Esquimalt Road)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Victoria West
  • Neighborhood: Victoria West
  • Phone Number: +1 250-386-2739
Spinnakers 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! Breakfast served-8am-2pm, Lunch menu available after 11am and Dinner Menu after 5pm.

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