I have been to Swans Brewpub a number of times over the past 12 years since I started visiting Victoria, and it quickly became a tradition for me to come here the same day I arrive in Victoria. I have carried out this tradition for 6 different visits to Victoria, and with good reason: This place is awesome!
The food is totally adequate for a pub. I usually order the halibut burger and it's always delicious. Their pizzas are also better than you'll get in a lot of the trendy pizzerias you'll find. I recommend the Fan Tan pizza, it's excellent.
But of course, the main event here is the beer, and it does not disappoint. A great selection of beers brewed on premises, including a fantastic Oatmeal Stout, Scotch Ale, and if you like fruity beers, a raspberry beer that even I like (and I don't like fruity beers). The best part is, the beer is cheap! There are daily specials like jugs for $12 or select pints for $4. They also have other daily specials, I believe there's a day for wine and another day for cheap Caesars. Whichever day you come, there is a great deal available, and even the regular prices are quite reasonable.
The service is always good, the girls working here are always classy and friendly. And if live music is your thing, they have it every night. I kind of wish they didn't because I like to have a quieter pub most of the time, but the bands that play here are very good, especially if you like blues, jazz and rock. A lot of people come here and dance the night away and clearly have a blast doing it.
You can't lose with Swans. I will be carrying out my tradition of going there for as long as I visit Victoria. Thank you!
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