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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1200 Government St | Main building, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we were there a few years ago the music was great and the food good. Love it. We ordered a deep fry platter which was good but I regretted it as I shouldn't be eating that much deep fry.

Thank BC K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Irish Times is a genuine treat! If you enjoy Irish pubs, this is the place. We were fortunate to be there on a Friday night when there was music. I'm not sure if music is played every night but this little Irish band was terrific....More

Thank amg954
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you had a fantastic time on Friday at Irish Times. We do have music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm as well as Friday and Saturday afternoons (Sunday's too in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The fine architecture, food, and live music in this pub are outstanding. I would recommend this spot for anyone visiting Victoria. I enjoyed an afternoon here with friends and family and we all got treated to first rate live Celtic music, delicious raw oysters, fish...More

Thank Susannah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a blustery evening, so bangers and mash and fish and chips for my wife. We shared a bread and butter pudding. Both meals were plated beautifully and were a delight to the taste buds. This is comfort food at its best. Service was...More

Thank Herb H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a snack and enjoyed a drink and some nachos while people watching from the stools by the windows. Service was friendly. Nacho plate was large enough to feed four people and came with unlimited guacamole, sour cream, and marinara sauce for...More

Thank loubelle64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my birthday here this week, manager was rude to me because some of my friends arrived late (not in my control obviously). Maybe think twice about having a group here, especially if it's your big night and they make you feel like a pos....More

Thank Siosaurus r
Demian M, General Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, I am so sorry to hear about the level of service you received the night of your party. We here at the Irish Times pride ourselves on a high level of service to each and every guest and I am sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beer selection, including flights to sample a variety. We were lucky to stop in on a night with a great band of young lads singing/playing songs from Ireland and Scotland. They were great, we even bought a CD! Will definitely go back next visit...More

Thank Cilantro63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our 3 day stay, we hit most of the pubs in the heart of the city and this one was a one timer. The soup was good, but the service wasn’t great and the bartender was awful. There are too many other better choices.More

Thank jeaniej2014
Dylan H, Manager at Irish Times Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit to Irish Times Pub was not memorable. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional service and I am sorry to hear that we missed the mark during your visit. I would appreciate the chance to discuss...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in at this pub for a bite to eat. Three man band was playing Irish tunes - fantastic and the service was great along with the food. Would definitely go back again.

Thank gunter2242
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We stopped in for the New Years day buffet. Staff was awesome and the food was excellent! Loads of waffles, pancakes, bacon, eggs, fried potatoes and toast. I loved their special eggnog syrup....Delicious!

Thank Jim M
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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.
23 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$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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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