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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish stew” (61 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (52 reviews)
“corned beef” (15 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

...left something to be desired. The fish and chips (cod) came quickly and was piping hot, but was mushy. The (very thick) batter hadn't been cooked through (we've ALL been there!) Our server was fantastic and took it away to try again. 2nd attempt? Slightly...More

Thank Fleurtai
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent meal with us at Irish Times. It is always helpful to hear the feedback so that we can continue to improve on our guest experience. I was sorry to read that your...More

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

Thank ClaireEdmonton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came as a small group and the service was terrible. We waited and waited for drinks and when we asked about an order it seemed an imposition. Our food order was wrong to top it all off! Skip it. This is Victoria, there are...More

Thank Jennifer F
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Jennifer, I am very sorry to hear about your poor service at Irish Times recently and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We pride ourselves on our service standards, particularly getting our guests their first round of drinks in a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go here late at night when the band rocks the place with traditional Irish Music and good times. I don't know if it's a house band but when I was there there was about 8 to 9 peopthe tinystage and rhey were fantastic muscians and...More

Thank ipionet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great portion sizes,excellent service,loved the decor .Easy walk from the downtown visitors center and they have a children’s menu.We arrived at 6 pm so early dinner for us.

Thank Caseywasbig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorites in the city. I visited on my first trip and had such sweet memories so I visit each time. I love the men in kilts, the atmosphere, the music and the option to sit indoors or out depending on the weather...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation and only had a few hours. Sadly it was spent in here. Food was good but if you go, ask them to speed it up a little. Soup with clams were good, good local beer, as were our sandwiches.

Thank sphunt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as a group of 6 for lunch, they asked us to pre-order when we booked the table so we agreed. They send a menu without prices, once we got the bill we knew why. Regular Cobb Salad, $18. Turkey club sandwich with...More

Thank tollman62
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Sorry to say but I am a bit confused by your review. We do not do pre order for small groups unless it is specifically asked for by the guest , the only menu we have that is send able has our prices...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Victoria for 4 days and visited daily. We were always welcomed and remembered by staff. Despite being busy they all had time to stop and say hello. We are once in the evening and twice for breakfast and it was very enjoyable....More

Thank natashastacey
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for making Irish Times part of your visit to Victoria! We hope you enjoyed your time in our city and look forward to seeing you again soon. Dylan Hagreen Manager Irish Times Pub Victoria, BC

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and inviting, albeit noisy pub. Fun and varied menu, from Poutine to pizza...Excellent service even on a busy Saturday night.

Thank 167lillet
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Spencer D
August 18, 2017|
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Response from David T | 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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
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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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