The Snug Pub

The Snug Pub

The Snug Pub is a memorable venue to celebrate, share a few laughs and a cold pint with friends. With floor-to-ceiling ocean views and an inviting atmosphere.  The Snug Pub pays homage to good food, good spirits and lifelong friends.  With menus that take advantage of BC’s best produce, you will find a balanced selection of dishes, ranging from comfortable classics, such as fish and chips to more refined, modern cuisine. A healthy selection of local and international brews on tap can be enjoyed from the cozy confines of the bar or on their ocean view patio.

Steamship Grill & Bar

Steamship Grill & Bar

Winner of the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award in 2015, The Steamship Grill & Bar is not your average seafood restaurant.  Chef combines world flavours with the bounty of local and sustainable products.  The Steamship Grill & Bar offers the finest ingredients, upscale and welcoming atmosphere, and the best views and food Victoria has to offer.

 

Spinnakers

PHONE:

250.386.2739

ADDRESS:

308 Catherine Street

MAINS:

$6 - $20

 

 

Spinnakers philosophy is that great beer goes best with great food. Spinnakers brewery is a main source of ingredients and inspiration for the food they create, a fact that makes Victoria’s only gastro brewpub deliciously unique.

Spinnakers was 20 years ahead of the local, seasonal, sustainable trend. Working with the community and using local ingredients is a part of their underlying philosophy and showcasing food grown close to home is what they do best.  Their brewers, bakers, chocolatier, chef, pastry chef, cooks and bartenders inspire each other to be innovative in creating and recreating a local interpretation of cuisine. In the face of globalization, Spinnakers takes you back to the farm gates to showcase what makes living here so amazing.



Bartholomew's Pub

Bartholomew's Pub

Chip Chip Cheerio Ole Chap! Visit Bartholomew’s pub for a delicious taste of England right here in Victoria. Modeled after an English pub, here you will find plenty of draft beers from both near and far for your guzzling pleasure.  A Victoria staple since 1975, Bartholomew’s offers live music Friday through Sunday and ‘Appy hour’ everyday, making it the perfect place for a good time. Their patio is heated during the colder months and perfect for enjoying a sun drenched meal outside during the warmer months. Casual and cozy, the whole family can enjoy Bart’s together. Don’t miss their Double Seafood Caesar, Lamb Burger or the oh-so-English, Fish and Chips.

 

Moon Under Water

Moon Under Water

Passion is evident at Moon Under Water Brewpub, a sincere love of good beer and great food.   Served in an English counter-style, Moon Under Water stays true to the cozy British social house; and is a winning combination of a pub serving favourite British fare, and an onsite brewery, crafting delicious seasonal ales.  The atmosphere is inviting, the beers are cold, the food is satisfying and delicious.

Penny Farthing Public House

Penny Farthing Public House

Situated right in the heart of Victoria’s Oak Bay Village, Penny Farthington offers classic English comfort food including burgers, mac and cheese, and of course, fish and chips. This cozy and welcoming pub is open seven days a week and has live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Whether you are looking for an after work drink, a long lunch, or a comfy dinner, Penny Farthington has it all.

Belleville's Watering Hole

Belleville's Watering Hole

Looking for great food, great atmosphere and more?  Belleville's Watering Hole and Diner has just that.   From eggs benedict to french toast, if you're in love with the most important meal of the day then you'll definitely enjoy yourself.  Or maybe you're interested in something a little less traditional, but equally delicious, they have that too.  In the mood for lunch?  They have a killer meatloaf sandwich, which is...well...killer!  They also have the best chowder outside of Boston if that's what you're in the mood for. Check out their menu, you'll surely find something that gets your mouth watering and with events throughout the week, like Music Bingo, you are sure to enjoy a good time.

Bard & Banker

Bard & Banker

The Bard and Banker is about serving up a great time, every time. They are located in an historic building that celebrates Victoria’s pioneering roots and original culture,  celebrate they do. They focus on bringing you local beer, craft cocktails, exquisite wines, fresh real fare, live entertainment and exceptional service seven days a week. Full of energy, variety and spirit, The Bard is the perfect setting for lunch, dinner, or late-night, for those special occasions or no occasional at all.

The Bent Mast

PHONE:

1.250.383.6000

ADDRESS:

512 Simcoe St

MAINS:

$12-$20

 

 

Now this place is cool. The Bent Mast is located in a old Victorian house that was built circa 1884. I mentioned old, right? It is one of the original houses constructed in what is now known as the James Bay area of Victoria. That is the area squished between downtown and Dallas road.
The Best Mast is a casual dining establishment that serves food and beverages until the "wee hours". During the summer, the patio provides many hours of watching the world go by while listening to the gentle tunes of local musicians.

My good friend from junior high school lives just stumbling distance away, and I find this to be quite handy. There is a lot to be said to watching the world go by, while you are in it, on the desk, sipping and nibbling. Give it a go!



The Drake

The Drake

The Drake serves the best of Victoria’s local craft beers along side local, organic, fresh and fabulous food.  Customers are warmly greeted, in a British pub style atmosphere creatively decorated with local woods and salvage finds.  The Drake is welcoming to all ages, and encourages conversation with friend both old and new.

Irish Times Pub

Irish Times Pub

Want a taste of Ireland without the plane ticket and the time off work? You’re in luck. Here in Victoria, you are able to get a taste for Ireland without truly going there. How? Irish Times. Voted one of the best Irish pubs outside of Ireland in 2015, Irish Times offers the music, food and drink to transport you to the land of green. Memorabilia, sizzling fireplaces, and beautiful Victorian-etched glass doors, make this pub a cut above the rest.

Fernwood Inn

Fernwood Inn

The Fernwood Inn, is a community gathering place committed to providing locally sourced organic products, wild seafood, and Victoria's best micro brews, where every element of their cuisine is created 'Inn' house!  And quite a house it is, located in a large and yellow house it can’t be missed.  They also have a private Art Room which can be reserved for large groups.