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Irish Times Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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1200 Government St. | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (View Street)
+1 250-383-7775
09:00 - 01:00
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Coquitlam, Canada
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to eat here when a new band, calling themselves the "Irish Time Machine Boys" or something similar, were performing. It was fun to watch the performance and enjoy an Irish beer and meal. I recommend the crab bisque - very yummy.

Thank CanadianJane
Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, beautifully decorated, very clean, great selection of beers, fast and courteous service. Menu included selections from an English pub to an American brew pub, food was great. Please open one of these in my home town!

Thank fyrguy
Waterloo, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch. This downtown Victoria pub has a great atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly. The servers were wearing kilts, girls and guys! I had the Shepherd's pie which was delicious. Initially I thought the serving was a bit on the small side but found I actually struggled to finish it. I was a little surprised that it... More 

Thank canawacky
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food - we were in the mood for soup and we were not disappointed In the middle of Victoria- while there enjoy the ice cream shop - dip your ice cream into the chocolate of your choice - yum

Thank Roxy20042020
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review

Hello Roxy, Thank you so much for the review on the chowder!! We take such pride in all our dishes and It is so wonderful to hear such a positive feedback on what we love to do. Please let me know next time your in so that I can meet you in person. Thanks again, Demian Merino More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before. It's very Irish themed and has a fabulous selection of whiskeys and a good range ogee Irish beers (why?-I'm a Belfast boy and one of the greatest things about leaving BFS is not having to drink Harp). We always have a wee chuckle in the Irish Times because there is also a Scottish theme going on with... More 

Thank ApprenticeHighlander
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in a bit of a rush and this was the closest place. Very friendly staff and super quick service. Nothing like an Irish pub to bring your mood up to the next level. Tons of beer on tap too. Could have stayed there all afternoon.

Thank Dave Z
Victoria, British Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a Victorian, I like to meet friends at local pubs and restaurants often. I have stopped in here twice now and although I have found the service and friendliness of the staff very good.....the food quite yummy (try the potato pizza!!).... and recommendations on different beers spot on.......it is truly WAY too expensive!! Last weekend I stopped in for... More 

Thank GardenCityGal
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review

Hello GardenCityGal, Thank you so much for your review. All feed back good or bad is beneficial to the success of our business. I wanted you to know that since your review my Chef and I have reviewed and we agree that it could be a bit bigger so we've upped Our portion size. It is now a 9oz portion... More 

northern California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like pub food and an atmosphere in pubs that reminds us of being in the UK. Irish Times has both, along with friendly wait-people, live music, and a central location. Having only four nights in Victoria, we chose to eat here twice and would certainly do so again.

Thank Hay_9
Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They go all out on the Irish theme. The space is elegant and casual at the same time. Apparently it used to be an ornate Victorian bank. We liked this place so much, we went there twice. We loved the seafood chowder. They have live music sometimes and the event calendar looked interesting.

Thank Sheba42
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a little lunch. Asked for coffee before hand. Mug came out not even washed. Told the waitress she said 'it was a little stained'. It had spills on the side of it. and inside you could wipe the so called stain off. Not even a oops sorry. Ordered a green salad. Nice and big lots of stuff... More 

Thank craig w
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this review

Hello Craig, I'm so sorry to hear about your bad experience at the pub. We here at the Irish times pride ourselves on excellence, cleanliness and an amazing guest experience every time. I'm sorry that we failed on this particular day on all fronts. Please email at dmerino@vicpubco.ca so that we can discus further and I can rectify this situation.... More 

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Government St. | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    (View Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7775
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.

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