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“An Irish Treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Irish Times Pub

Irish Times Pub
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Ranked #23 of 1,177 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 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.
Smithers, Canada
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“An Irish Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Five of us went to the IRISH TIMES after spending the better part of the afternoon in downtown Victoria. We found the service to be prompt and pleasant, and the food to be excellent. We were too early to enjoy that day's live entertainment, but enjoyed ourselves very much. Dinner for five with a tip, just under $100 which is reasonable for the quality and quantity served.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Team I, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Another satisfied guest. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
Cheers.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Irish pub and Scottish pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Irish Times and Bard and the Banker pubs are owned by the same management, and the Scottish one has a more spectacular interior, though the Irish pub was designed by Rattenbury. It might be a fun evening to try both and compare. Be careful where the host seats you in Irish Times - you might end up in a pokey corner or dark upstair table. In Bard and the Banker, don't sit too close to the live music.

Visited December 2012
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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

A few friends and I visited Victoria a few years ago. We decided to try the Irish Times Pub and were very impressed! The food was very good and the staff friendly. The ambiance had a real Irish feel, which we all love. It was a beautiful place. We visited during the day, but the place was packed with people! There was a bagpipe player that walked through the pub during our meal. We really enjoyed ourselves! I will return if I ever make it back to beautiful Victoria! Highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Ireland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Makes you feel like you are in Ireland. Lots of pretty girls and good live music. Prices are throught the roof though.

Visited December 2012
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Team I, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Very glad that you enjoyed the atmoshpere we strive to create. Be sure to look for our daily specials next time you are in, there are some serious deals. Overall we try to offer good value with the premium fresh products we offer, the service and of course Live entertainment every night. Cheers.
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“Great place for live music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love Irish Times. Great place to hang out with lots of people. Great atmosphere, great choices. Is a little on the expensive side but when there are musicians rocking out you can't pick a better downtown bar.

Visited October 2012
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Team I, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
We agree, lots of great bars to choose from downtown, but we keep coming back.
Thank you.
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