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Canoe Brewpub

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££ - £££
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
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450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
+1 250-361-1940
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spacious brew pub in downtown Victoria on the outer Inner Harbour. Solid food, decent prices.

1 Thank TravelOften1968
Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We enjoy going to the pub part of this restaurant (often for a late afternoon treat rather than dinner). It's definitely our favourite patio in the summer, but we also enjoy the winter ambience. Good menu offerings, way-better-than-average pub food, good service. Yay for the tuna, the spicy broccolini, the messy fries, the Cobb salad.

Thank CelisabethJH
London, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

One of my favourite combinations a brewpub in a historic building, this did not disappoint, the food was a good selection of ‘brewpub’ style food and the beers were great quality.

Thank Davetheaddick
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great brewpub. Their Winter Warmer is one of the best we have had. Food was excellent also. Highly recommend the Mussels, Rib Eye (special) and Radiatore.

Thank Douglas P
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We arrived in Victoria on the afternoon of October 7th, which is my birthday. Before our trip, I had researched options for places with live music because I wanted to go out for some fun and dancing on the night of my birthday. Well, I came across Funk & Soul Fridays at the Canoe Brewpub, and saw that a band... More 

Thank bayou babe
Wollongong, Australia
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

After a late arrival from a cruise ship, we decided to head straight into town and found this great place down by the water. The service was first class, the anti pesto plate was good and the selection of craft beers was fantastic. Highly recommend making your way to the Canoe Brewpub whenever you are in Victoria.

Thank Brad H
Mayne Island, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch this afternoon and we were very glad we did! The gentleman who served us was friendly and attentive. I had a very nicely balanced IPA and a Canoe Burger which was delicious and a very generous portion. My girlfriend had the Steak Sarnie which was incredible, highly recommended! We will be back!

Thank rhythmnomad
CanoeBrewpub450, General Manager at Canoe Brewpub, responded to this review

Hi Rhythmnomad, Thanks for the positive review! Very glad to hear you were able to trial a staple IPA/Canoe Burger combo (we hear it's the best in the city ;). Fantastic that your girlfriend was a fan of our brand new steak sarnie from our seasonal Fall menu. It's quickly becoming a staff and guest favourite. Thanks again for the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended the Canoe Club for the best hamburgers in town. So, four of us went for dinner. 3 ordered hamburgers, but then we learned that the hamburgers were made with egg in the preparation. So, due to an allergy, one cancelled his hamburger order. The two who had the hamburgers said they lived up to expectations. The third... More 

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United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My niece & NEW nephew had a dinner here for about 70 plus here, the food was good, but AMBER the waitress was amazing, such a great sense of humor, the other ladies were great too! AMBER you are a excellent assist to any establishment! Thank you for great memories!

Thank JDM_25yrs
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Choosing. Eternal several local Brewpubs was difficult. We actually went to another first and we're super unimpressed. After one drink, we left and came to this gem. What a fun atmosphere and amazing food. Beer was great, too. So happy we came here!!

Thank Jekela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-1940
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it's a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small. Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.

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