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Irish Times Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
+1 250-383-7775
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish stew” (66 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (57 reviews)
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Irish Times Pub
1. Live Music Every Night
"I love going here for drinks and dancing!"
Lindsay H
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2. Outstanding Food
"This is comfort food at its best."
Herb H
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3. No1 Irish Pub in North America
"Came back that night for drinks and listened to a great Irish band."
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1 - 10 of 1,246 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic food, great service and wonderful live music. Went there 3 nights in a row. I highly recommend it for a casual night out with friends

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carolyncmiller
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 10, 2018

It's probably not a well known fact that the Irish Times Pub serve an excellent breakfast. My husband had the full Irish breakfast, while I had the little Irish, (a great value at under $10.00). Service was friendly, and the food was hot and fresh...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank ClaireEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time to Victoria. My family rendezvoused with another family. They have been to Victoria several times and this is their favorite restaurant/pub. Our families have kids aged 8-17 and the kids enjoyed the pub. I think they liked the idea of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dawnbunatova
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Victoria on our Alaskan Cruise in July. It was beautiful inside and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant as a dining venue.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you'd want from a good pub, cold Guinness and hot, tasty pub grub, great service and good but not too loud live music. A perfect evening that brought us back to Temple bar, Dublin.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank framboisine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on New Year’s Eve. Despite a huge crowd, the bartenders were all extremely attentive, and upon learning that I’m a CA west coast IPA lover, one of them even went out of their way to surprise me with a local flight of beer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jakel312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a very pleasant afternoon at the Irish Times. Waitress was extremely nice and helpful, good food, good service, good beer. Nothing but good things to say.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Iscablible
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The time was right to finally stop in for a meal (after walking past this place on every visit to Victoria). LOVED the atmosphere (take a moment to look up at the ornate ceiling!). Awesome celtic music in the mix that was playing, and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VncrCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always great, with lots of taps for local craft and international beer. We visit every time we are in Vic. Great people watching patios in the summer.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paulalrc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for drinks before dinner and was pleased to see that there was a live band playing (5-7pm). My partner had a Guiness and I had the 2 mile flight of beer. This is a nice way of trying a bunch of local beer....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CanadagalsVancouver
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Spencer D
August 18, 2017|
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Response from davidtU1081AP | Reviewed this property |
All ages are welcome up to 9pm when the band starts.
July 23, 2016|
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Response from longislanddebbi | Reviewed this property |
We had two burgers ($15 each) and added bacon ($2.00) and cheese ($1.25) plus cheesecake for dessert ($8.95) and one scoop of ice cream ($2.95) and two ice teas ($7.00) all for a grand total of $54.77 with tax, no gratuity.
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know how they would handle a group. Suggest you contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $17
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
    (View Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7775
  • E-mail
Welcome to the Irish Times Pub, where excellent design and authenticity are at the heart of downtown Victoria's BEST IRISH 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 a 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. We have also just been awarded the best Irish pub in North America 2017.
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