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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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Hamilton, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a work project in Victoria for a few months and The Irish Times is my go to place. They pour a great pint of Guinness and the food will not disappoint. Especially good for breakfast/brunch and they'll happily oblige to show whichever game you're looking to watch on the screens for you. Super friendly bartenders and staff.My wife came... More 

Thank Rigante
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on brunch in this pub. Nice atmosphere and my wife had eggs Benedict while I had chicken and waffles. Good portions and the food was surprisingly very good. I would absolutely come back for the food.....not the service which involved waiting and when the nice hot meal arrived did so without knives and forks. Went to the bar looking... More 

Thank 23donaldw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Victoria for my last night of a business trip. I called up an old Celtic friend on the island to join me, but he was "north island," so I dined by myself in a city I've never been to before. The waitress was wonderful; I didn't get the "just one?" question (a slightly sore spot when you're... More 

Thank Vanessa V
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across the Irish Times Pub walking Govt street. Loved the Celtic music as soon as we entered the gorgeous turn of the century building. Headed upstairs to our table and the Irish decor is wonderful. We ordered the Shepherds Pie, Corn Beef Cabbage and Buttered Chicken. We were all very happy with our supper and my wife made a... More 

Thank Layne-97123
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to check out the Irish Times Pub while vacationing in Victoria. All I can say is, if you are looking for good food, good atmosphere, and awesome music, look no further!

Thank tlj1954
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Typical Irish Pub Food in a Typical Irish Pub environment - together with Irish music and waiters dressed in Kilts.

Thank ByteBaron
Delta, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of favourite pubs in Victoria, visited three times during our recent trip. Friendly, personable staff, good food and Incredible architecture - just look at the ceiling! Some traditional Irish food, but we couldn't resist trying the not so traditional bacon and potato pizza - YUMM !!

Thank KevandLea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had early dinner here, food was ok, nothing special, looks nice from the outside, apparently have music on but wasn't around for that

Thank loopylou100
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and never fail to have a great time. The staff is awesome and the woodwork is amazing. Always a good social spot to meet friends or watch a game!!!

Thank netlie
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Irish pubs, so when I found the Irish Times I immediately decided to give it a try for lunch. It was absolutely fantastic! The pub itself is large and has the classic Irish feel to it. Those who have visited Dublin would understand. We first ordered the chili-sweet dry ribs as an appetizer. The ribs were wonderful. One... More 

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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
$7 - $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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?