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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (61 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (52 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 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the large selection of beers on tap, sat outside on the terrace for a bit of people watching on Government Street and had a very tasty lunch. Our server was attentive and cheerful and selected appropriate wines for two of our guests that paired...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Order last night in Victoria my wife and I decided to stop into this wonderful pub. It’s CE her self so we had to go and search for a table. Once week on the table though the service was quick. We are able to get...More

Thank Feliz David D
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My friend and I went to this bar hoping to get good pub food and souvenirs for our husbands. The building is beautiful inside and outside and had interesting history to it. The atmosphere was definitely great. The food was average for a pub but...More

Thank Shannon S
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Shannon, Sorry to hear of the sub par service you received on your visit to the Irish Times. We here pride ourselves on our food, service and atmosphere and I am sorry to hear that we failed you on that certain day. I'm...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Fish and Chips were awesome as were the staff. Highly recommended by east coasters who love good fish!!

Thank mdbradley09
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Despite a really busy day at the pub the staff were terrific and our meal of fish and chips was very tasty.

Thank 100brucebrown .
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff with exceptional service. Bountiful menu with a variety of beer on draft and many other drink options. Music on Monday evening and the weekends.

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This is a place we go to often. Always love it. This night our meals were not quite up to the standard that they usually deliver. We will certainly return. Great location and of course the Beer is always great.

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 4 May 2018

While visiting downtown I happened upon this pub. Very cool interior, good selection of beers, and freindly wait staff. Live music at night. I tried the Rescue Ale. Quite tasty.

Thank banzai888
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Guinness pours are the best outside of Ireland!! Pub food is tasty, service, staff, and MUSIC are great!

Thank Lizarts99
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We recently visited Victoria for the day as our small cruise ship had docked in Port Angeles and we came over by ferry. We happened by Irish Times Pub as we walked about in the shopping area of town. Our visit was quick as we...More

Thank Suze44857
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Questions & Answers
Spencer D
19 August 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
All ages are welcome up to 9pm when the band starts.
24 July 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.
12 February 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$17
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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