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Swans Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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506 Pandora Ave | Swans Suite Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
+1 250-361-3310
07:00 - 02:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here recently with some friends in the afternoon for some snacks and drinks. Found their brewed beer to be nothing to write home about though it wasnt bad. Our server was not great - she regularly had to be tracked down in order to order drinks or food - my friend had wanted vinegar and salt for his fries... More 

Thank Ashik B
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals still remember when Michael Williams (founder and owner) ran the pub which was always teaming with dance, LIVE music, and adventurous food. After willing the pub to the University, empty tables now sit where people danced, it has been stripped of music events, and the menu is uninspired. I went last night with a group of friends. The pizza... More 

Thank Ferlow
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A helpful and happy server makes things better always. We had lunch and decided to share a fish and chip meal and have some chowder. She split the portions for us, gave us a good chat and information about trips and was happy with her day. We sat in the solarium area and read a complementary Globe and Mail while... More 

Thank Beverley B
Nanaimo, Canada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped in for a dinner and found the food to be really good. The pizza was great, and we had a Fan Tan Chicken salad that was delicious. Friendly pub atmosphere but the entire experience was superior to a standard pub.

Thank CDfromBC
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We came here for lunch after spending the morning at the museum. Some of us walked over and others drove and found street meter parking nearby. The place wasn't that crowded so our group was seated quickly. Our waitress seemed to be a bit stressed but gave us great service. The manager came by our table during our meal to... More 

Thank Krys G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We decided to have our Christmas Day Dinner at Swan's to save making any us, parents or any of our adult children work hard to cater for 8 to 10 people. The food was good and well cooked and the portions were generous. The service was excellent and our waitress was exceptionally pleasant without being intrusive. The selection of drinks... More 

Thank alanbA3296YU
Johannesburg, South Africa
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Swan's offers excellent range of local beers and superior food, often with live local entertainment . A great place.

Thank TravelOften1968
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here during happy hour for some brews and an appy. Couldn't be happier with that decision! Did the beer sampler (a little pricey. $10 for 4 samplers is a bit greedy), and some happy hour hot wings (those are reasonably priced during happy hour). The beer was great. The Berry Ale was by far my favorite. The hot wings... More 

Thank Chase T
Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There to meet friends early Fri. night. Comfortable, nice decor & good service. Grew noisier & busier as the evening went on. Salmon dish was tasty & interesting. Lamb shank rated an OK. We were shocked at the tiny piece of cheesecake that was served for $10.00.

Thank travellerJ7581QS
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went here for dinner and a couple drinks. Food and drinks were good, service was quick and very friendly.

Thank Adhara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 Pandora Ave | Swans Suite Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-3310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?