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“Great music, fantastic selection of craft beers.”
Review of Irish Times Pub

Irish Times Pub
Ranked #53 of 1,262 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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 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.
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great band playing the night we were there. Great selection of wines and beers. Would go back for sure.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Good music and good food. Crab soup is delicious! Crowded though on weekend evenings. We were glad we came back for a second time in one four day trip because afternoon meant less crowds and we really enjoying the violinist and chello.

Thank Kee201
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Besides the nice decor and good music as a local I do not really enjoy this pub.
It's always too loud as its jam packed and seating is tight. Plus they are so busy the servers never seem to get to you on time and forget what you ordered.
Also who in their right mind would pay $8 - 10 for a pint of beer? The cocktails were something like $13! The menu also isn't huge and it's overpriced for what you get compared to many other pubs in this town. Sorry but do yourself a favour - go elsewhere!

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Thank Alison M
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Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Irish Times Pub. I am sorry that you didn't find your experience pleasant. On your next visit, please ask for a quieter table away from the stage. We do have two cozy Snugs as well as some tucked away corners upstairs that provide more room and less noise for those looking to take in the decor in a more laid back atmosphere.

I encourage you to ask your server next time about our daily drink features and take advantage of our Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm or our Late Night Happy Hour after 9pm for some great deals on pints and food.

I hope you will try us again on your next visit downtown.

Dylan Hagreen
Manager
Irish Times Pub
Victoria, BC
*Voted Best Irish Pub in North America 2017*

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This was a great place to visit for a beer and music after 9pm. The music varies from night to night but great bands/groups. Great selection of beer and the hotel has a great decor of an old pub. Staff very friendly. Great Place!!!

Thank gbmontreal
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Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for the review. Don't forget, we also have traditional Celtic bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 7pm as well.

Dylan Hagreen
Manager
Irish Times Pub
Victoria, BC
*Voted Best Irish Pub in North America 2017*

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

So, this is all you would expect from a pub. Beer, lovely greasy food and good brown atmosphere. Service was a little slow but over all nice and friendly. Nothing out of the ordinary - but sometimes that is what you are looking for right?

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