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Irish Times Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (View Street)
+1 250-383-7775
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A restaurant pub with a great feeling! We just came here for a guinness draft beer in the bar, don't know if the food is good. Opens till late even Sunday. Very convenient!

Thank sportybilly
Camano Island, Washington
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read about this place before we left on our trip but kinda stumbled upon it, checked out the cocktail menu and decided to stay. The building is beautiful and l love looking around it. Service was great the first day, we had drinks: A Manhattan 9.50, a 7 oz. glass of wine 12.00, a peach smash 9.25 and... More 

Thank Wklstoywife
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the architecture of this old building! The food selection is vast, the fish and chips are excellent. Service is great! The waitresses wear cute little, and I mean "little" kilts. They have live music on the weekends, so it gets a bit packed. Had a wonderful time!

Thank HBsrfrgirl
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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306 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely the best food in the Irish pub style (shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, etc.) Fabulous setting. Good service.

Thank mbin8910
Weyburn, Canada
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here Christmas Eve because, well, because it was open. We're lucky we did. It was packed and most of the accents were authentic Irish so we think the ex-pat community must like it. Entertainment was great, service was friendly and efficient, and the food was delicious. Potato and bacon sounded so weird, but it is truly a tasty,... More 

Thank blkWeyburn
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there New Year's Day with friend as they were hosting an event Pancake and PJ hangover event.... what.a.disaster. The place was packed with ppl...servers could not keep up. They were not allowed to take food orders for an hour while we were there... they ran out of pancakes at the pancake event.... pretty sure bulk barn is across the... More 

Thank Ashley K
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review

Hello Ashley, I'm terribly sorry about your experience on New Years day. Here at the Irish times we pride ourselves on excellence and we apologize that you feel we fell short on your visit. It was an extremely busy day and I know we definitely could have done a few things a bit better. We do appreciate your feed back... More 

Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Irish poutine was incredible! Live music, not too busy/not too dead, Sommersby ~ Denmark (not too sweet or bitter cider/just right), & Italian sausage thin cut pizza.

Thank riareyes2
Bella Coola Valley, Canada
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was good and food just ok, but the length of those waitresses' skirts were uncomfortably short! 2 inches longer and these outfits would be classy but instead the girls look like they are 'role playing' in another profession, and their awkward positioning to keep things covered made it worse! Compared to the men's kilts that fall below the... More 

Thank Lisa J
Spokane, Washington
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208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't speak to the food in this place, but it's a great atmosphere to have beer with friends! Service is friendly and I like seeing the staff in kilts.

Thank Alverda3
Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Scotch egg is deep fried or burnt until black every time. Disgusting. Pub food. Nothing special. It used to be a good place to eat up until a couple years ago.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $17
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    (View Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7775
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?