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“Fantastic Atmosphere; Average Food”
Review of Irish Times Pub

Irish Times Pub
Ranked #22 of 1,212 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: View Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

What a beautiful old building. The dark wood, beautiful light fixtures, highly polished brass taps for beer (24 I think) made this a warm, cozy, romantic atmosphere. Old photographs cover the walls. High, coiffed ceiling was beautifully painted. The service was excellent. The servers (male & female) wear kilts. Unfortunately, the food was just average pub food. Fish & Chips were $19; 10" pizza was $15. We would definitely go back again just for the atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great atmosphere, good food and drink, friendly staff in kilts even the men wooo hoo.
Live Irish music most nights,

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I love the music there and the staff, although young and more into socializing with each other, are quite nice and accomodating. The food and drink is incredibly over-priced for what you get....tourists I guess? Still the atmosphere is great and it's a nice place for a pint or two!

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I love the music that they have at the Irish times, but I wish they had a better venue. The sight lines are so limited, that if you don't make it there early, there are very few seats where you can watch the bands.

1  Thank Douglas B
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Team I, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

We absolutely hear you. Of course the bands sound great from anywhere in the pub but there are lots of areas that do not offer sightlines to the stage. We find that allows us to provide the variety of options our guests are seeking, not everyone wants to be "at" a live show. You are right, if watching the show is your priority, an early arrival is key. Its all the nooks and corners that make the room so great for visiting with friends.
Thank you for your comments.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Very busy watering hole in town. food is always wonderful, save room for desert, the bread pudding is wonderful

1  Thank Bryan E
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