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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

On recommendation popped in here for a couple of lunchtime pints. Not disappointed. After a quiet start business quickly picked up. Upmarket furnishings, friendly staff, and a good selection of beers. Good views from the patio overlooking the harbour. Did not dine though most other customers were ordering food.

Thank Peter L
Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were in Victoria for the half marathon and had trouble finding a place to eat on this Saturday night. After numerous attempts at finding a restaurant that would accept reservations and a party of seven, we went this brew pub based on a recommendation. My spouse and I ordered the following: • Kimchi short rib tacos (3 for $14)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed directly across the street from this fun restaurant. We were there in September so it was perfect weather for eating out on the Patio by the water. The food is good, not complicated, and prepared well. Service is excellent and they have a great assortment of alcoholic drinks. If you are interested in night life, it is very... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We sat on the outdoor patio complete with patio heaters and fleece blankets and enjoyed the late afternoon sun and sunset under a brilliant blue sky at the beginning of October! Food and drink was good! Kale salad a little short on kale as it was mostly spinach leaves. Mussels a little tiny but tasty!

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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