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“Great pub and pub food”
Review of Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub
Ranked #142 of 1,234 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Went here on Christmas Day, yes it was open!

Staff were super-friendly and our food was great. We had the quesadillas, halibut burger and chicken burger. All three were great. Fries were average, but the burgers were good. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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Thank treepondersleaf
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The evening meal in this brewpub was of very good quality and reasonably priced (Traditional Pub/Bar menu with a Canadian twist!), only bettered by the selection of beer.

I tasted a selection of flavours of ale in smaller glasses, which was great for getting a taste of what was available to allow me to then choose a particular ale to continue the evening.

My wife and I visited on a midweek evening and were surprised to discover that, as the evening wore on, a great many locals attended and took part in an apparent Jive dancing club, dancing the evening away enthusiastically. Although we didn't dance (Boring I know!), it made for a great atmosphere in the pub and was most entertaining to watch. Some of them are very proficient and experienced looking dancers. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

It's a beautiful place to go and have a quick bite or go for live music in the evenings which is a lot of fun. Its the area that gives this place a Very Good instead of an excellent. Unfortunately just down the street is a shelter and some of the people around there can be scary to see or be approached by. My friends visiting from Manitoba didn’t want to go back to this location in the evening because they were afraid.

Thank trek2fast
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Fan Tan Pizza was a great lunch choice to split between two people. The service was a bit slow and we were a bit disappointed that they had no refills on beverages, which we have come to expect, but other than that, it was a lovely lunch.

Thank Willbeck
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Swans is a special place, when the original owner passed away, he gave the pub\hotel and his art to the University of Victoria. Live music everynight , either in the main pub or the downstairs club.

Thank saskguy
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