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Irish Times Pub

175 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Welcome to the Irish Times Pub, where excellent design and authenticity are at the heart of downtown Victoria"s most exciting new 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 each 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Irish, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(250) 383-7775
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Newham
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Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Cross street
View Street
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Irish Times offers LIVE CELTIC MUSIC seven nights a week, with a traditional celtic session every Sunday from 7:30pm.

The instruments of Irish music are the fiddle, the bodhrán (a single- handed drum) the uileann pipes, which are not dissimilar to Scottish bagpipes, the guitar, banjo, accordion and human voice, such as sean nós (a capella singing). The harp is confined to banquets. A ceilidh (pronounced " kaylee") is a music session in a pub.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a great time!!! after making the reservation I didn't know exactly where we would be seated, but when we got there we were very happy with how they accommodated us, they gave us a really great area to have our party in. the staff were friendly and very accommodating. I'm very glad I booked this 8 person reservation for my girlfriend's birthday at Irish Times.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

Super bowl

LeePresto (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

I booked a surprise meal for my partners birthday on the weekend, we both really enjoyed our food, drinks and the staff were really friendly and very attentive!!! The ambiance here is great and we have already recommended the Irish Times Pub to friends of ours!


vipRick (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Our first visit to the Irish Times Pub. What a find. Great pub atmosphere, multi-level, very popular locals and tourist hangout. Great menu choices with several traditional English pub offerings, food was very good, cooked just right, with large portions. Large beer selection, local and imported, and nice wine list. Service was very good, especially considering how busy the pub was. Lucky we had Open Table reservations to be seated in a timely manner. While this was our first visit, it will not be our last. Definitely will be back next trip to Victoria.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Irish Times was the best place to be Christmas Eve 2016. Great food, wonderful friendly service, festive atmosphere, and the music of the fabulous O'Briens!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Beautiful older stone building, very clean. Great service and good menu and drinks options. I had the fish and chips and I have had better, two large pieces but the breading was a bit heavy. The others had lamb burger and beef burger and they were happy with those

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

We had a large group to celebrate a co-worker moving on to his next adventure. Irish Times had found us a great room perfect for conversation and very comfortable. The service was amazing! The server was checking on us regularly and was easily able to keep all of our orders separate even though we kept moving all over the place. I think she even remembered some of our names! The server was probably one of the best I've ever seen. :) They made it a wonderful experience for everyone. I would definitely book a group occasion with them again!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal, however it was so loud it was difficult to have conversation with the other people at our table of only 4 people!!! We loved the atmosphere, decor and food but would hesitate to come back due to excessive volume.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

Outstanding food and service. The fish and chips were the best we've ever had!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Lovely place to enjoy lunch and celebrate with friends. I was visiting with two friends from Ecuador. They thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant for the food, the decor, the service and the low level of music allowing us to talk and visit. One woman has parents coming soon to visit from Quito and she plans to take them to this pub.
Thank you !

vipKaren (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

Terrific food, outstanding service, broad menu. Our group of 10 was very well taken care of by a waitress who was professional and efficient. We had a great time!

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

Fantastic food with great live music and service levels very good

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

I didn't venture far from my usual order of the Bacon & Brie Burger. It was amazing as usual!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

It was my son's b day. Ours was a table of 7, including a child who is 4 years old. At first I thought it may not be suitable for a small child but I was wrong. The service was excellent! The food was excellent! The music was excellent! We all have a great time and I definitely will recommend this restaurant to people of all ages. We will be returning to Irish Times!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner so much so we went for breakfast a couple of days later.