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Irish Times Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
+1 250-383-7775
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (64 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (54 reviews)
“corned beef” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Irish Times Pub
1. Live Music Every Night
"I love going here for drinks and dancing!"
Lindsay H
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2. Outstanding Food
"This is comfort food at its best."
Herb H
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3. No1 Irish Pub in North America
"Came back that night for drinks and listened to a great Irish band."
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has a great pub atmosphere with a wide drink selection. I had a good Finnegan's stout and my wife had a Tullamore and ginger ale. Surprising how many so-called pubs don't have ginger ale! We both enjoyed the Irish stew made with both...More

Thank ShamrockGlade
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed April 10, 2018

It's probably not a well known fact that the Irish Times Pub serve an excellent breakfast. My husband had the full Irish breakfast, while I had the little Irish, (a great value at under $10.00). Service was friendly, and the food was hot and fresh...More

Thank ClaireEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminded me of some of the pubs I have visited in Ireland. It even has a snug. An excellent selection of craft beers. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Their fish and chips are very good. And they have live Celtic music in the...More

Thank darhlj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to This place twice. I enjoyed the music very well the band was great, it gave me feeling of Irish spirit and woke a wish to visit Ireland. Also contains were good. If u need some good mood, good music please don’t hesitate...More

Thank Bin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly waitresses gave me their suggestions on what to see in Victoria. The fish and chips were spot on authentic, and the chowder was tasty. Great location on Government street, and beautiful dark wood interior with brass taps.

Thank Sanjeev S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Victoria on a cruise and stumbled across this bar! So much fun! Great bartenders, excellent beer, and amazing food! Will defiantly be back next time in Victoria!

1  Thank Erin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our cruise docked in Victoria, BC, and after our tour we walked around the center of Victoria doing some shopping. While walking around we found the Irish Times. We went there for lunch. I had the Mac & Cheese. It as creamy, rich and decadent...More

Thank CubFan1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice Irish pub, I had corned beef & cabbage with mashed potatoes & roasted carrots. It was excellent, but would have like more cabbage Great with a Guinness. My wife selected the crab bisque & fish & chips. She enjoyed it a lot and...More

Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed trying a couple different flights of beer, and enjoyed listening and dancing to the amazing band that played there on the Wednesday, September 26, 2018! Service was excellent!

Thank lynng635
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cruise ship docked in Victoria and we decided to visit the place by foot vs an arranged tour. We walked past the Irish Times a couple times shopping but noticed people having a good time as we passed by. Around lunch time we decided to...More

Thank Waltj-Seattle
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Spencer D
August 18, 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
All ages are welcome up to 9pm when the band starts.
July 23, 2016|
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Response from longislanddebbi | Reviewed this property |
We had two burgers ($15 each) and added bacon ($2.00) and cheese ($1.25) plus cheesecake for dessert ($8.95) and one scoop of ice cream ($2.95) and two ice teas ($7.00) all for a grand total of $54.77 with tax, no gratuity.
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know how they would handle a group. Suggest you contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
    (View Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7775
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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. We have also just been awarded the best Irish pub in North America 2017.
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