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About Irish Times Pub

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.

1200 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Y3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
View Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 383-7775

Website:
http://www.irishtimespub.ca/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Executive Chef:
Brian Newham

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Irish Times Pub Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (210)
Vibrant Bar Scene (169)
Neighborhood Gem (137)
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Late-night Find (107)
Hot Spot (103)
Great for Lunch (89)
Special Occasion (73)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Romantic (25)
Great for Brunch (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Scenic View (14)
Live Music (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Waterfront (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Super bowl

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 (Vancouver)·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!

GREAT SERVICE GUYS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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vip
 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Portland)·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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·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!

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·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 !

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·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!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Fantastic food with great live music and service levels very good

Tags: Outstanding Value, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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

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 (Vancouver)·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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Everything was great!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

I liked the pub because of the good location and ability to fit in a big group. However, I found we were a bit cramped at our table. Not all dinner plates could fit at the table and some guests had to eat on their lap :( Still, the food tasted excellent and service was good. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 14, 2016

Great evening with great food, brews and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Best Bangers & Mash in town! The sausages were superb and the onions and gravy were outstanding. Great portion size too.

Macaroni was delicious, but portion size was really small for the cost. They need to increase portion or reduce price.

Over all, it has a great pub atmosphere with great food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Great music, menu and interior atmosphere in general.
Oysters and scotch egg are my favorite treats.
We'll be back for sure.

Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 19, 2016

Shoved in a corner and people hit chair every time they went through doorway. Ignored by overworked server. Too loud for talking. Food was just ok.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 12, 2016

One of my faves!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Good food, great pub ambiance - great beer and whiskey. Wife and I came and and was sat down quickly - good service and very tasty food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 6, 2016

This was a lovely place to eat in on our last night in Victoria. My fiance had the bangers & mash, and I had the Shepard's pie. Would highly recommend the cider flight--you get four glasses for a reasonable price and the glasses are very large! We would definitely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2016

This is my 6th time to visit the Irish Times in Victoria. I get up there on business every other year or so and it is a must do on every trip. I have learned to make a reservation or you will be waiting a while unless you are alone. I usually am part of a group of 6 or more. They are also good about granting my request of being near the stage. The atmosphere is a party and the musical talent is top notch. I do have a favorite group, Black Angus, however this last time they were not on the schedule. They put on a great show.
The food is good, and a wide selection of beers. If you are looking for a fun place to visit, this is it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on March 4, 2016

After reading great reviews on Open Table my husband and I were looking for a relaxing night out. We arrived and were seated right away and our waitress was very pleasant but everything seemed rushed. It was like they couldn't wait for us to order food rather than enjoying a couple of drinks first, and when the food came, it all came at once. We were in and out in 45 minutes which was not our plan. Relax and let your patrons enjoy. Calamari was good, Fish and Chips were soggy, so that was disappointing, my bisque was very good , and my premium oyster were so small they weren't worth the money. Wouldn't rush back

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

We booked the Irish Times Pub on the suggestion of friends and as well the Pub was participating in the "Dine Around Victoria" and offered a $20.00 meal. When we got there, we were seated promptly and server took drink orders. The "dine around" menu, offered two starters, three entree's and two desserts. Between the four of us all menu items were chosen. The salad and soup were fabulous. The Irish stew, pizza and butter chicken were to die for and the desserts were great. Our server, Michelle 55, was attentive and personable. Two thumbs up!@.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Food and drink was great. The service was top notch. Will defiantly go back every time we are in Victoria.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 23, 2016

our meal at dine around was very good! for the $20. dinner you couldn't beat it.
best deal in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Reserved for New Years back in October. Glad we did! It was packed. The band was great, the atmosphere lively, overall my wife and I agree it was the best New Years Eve event we had been to in a very long time. Understandably there were a couple of problems we encountered on such a busy night, but while distracting, they weren't ruinous of a good time. We would go back, just ask for a table further from the door so it didn't feel like we were sitting outside most of the night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Service was good and the food was ok. Nothing to write a home about. Of course, this is a pub therefore the beer has to be good and it was. I would go here for beer and pub foods.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2015

If you like very good Irish comfort food, this will become your new favorite place! Located in a historical building on Government Street, be sure to take time to explore the architecture of the restaurant and bar. Since we were a party of 8, we were seated in a private library-like room so as not to disturb other diners. We enjoyed well crafted pre-dinner drinks (all tasty!), bangers and mash, Irish stew and shepherds pie that all agreed was delicious and, of course, excellent Irish coffees for dessert. Don't miss those! Major kudos go to the wait staff as one of our guests took a fall and banged her head on a bookcase. Within seconds, we were given a baggie of ice and extra towels. Our waitress also happened to be in nursing school and we were given aftercare advice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2015

I'm a Victoria regular and love Irish Times but the recent introduction of not just the tv's but at full volume, subjecting everyone to not just sports but all the commercials completely ruins the atmosphere and makes a regular conversation without yelling impossible. Bad choice. TV's make the pub like most other pubs and takes away from what makes the Irish Times unique. At the very least put closed-captioning on and turn off the volume and you'll satisfy more people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2015

Great music, food better than expected. My cocktail was well-made and very balanced. Overall good pub, would definitely recommend.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 2, 2015

This is one of many times we have been here. The food is generally good and the beer selection of tap is very good. Live music and sports on TV help complete the atmosphere. Probably as close to an Irish pub as you could get in victoria, .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Authentic Irish pub with plenty of good ould Irish craic! Food and drink....yummy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 17, 2015

They take reservations and the location is perfect. The food is not bad, although it does take some time to prepare but that's just any pub I guess

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 24, 2015

the waitress did not know the beer i asked for. i ordered something else and later found the item i had asked for on the menu. when the food came the chips were overdone. the sause was described in the menu as spicy but it was just a flavor of mayonnaise with no spiciness at all. we were not given silverware and i did not get a napkin at all. when my friend and i had finished no one arrived to remove the plates.. when my plate was removed my friend's was left. my glass was empty but i was not asked if i wanted another. i was thirsty from the food but had to wait and wait until i could attract attention and ask for another. it was a long time coming. we were not impressed. j

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 12, 2014

My question -- not a complaint -- is why is the plate for the fish tacos so small. I had to knife-and-fork the tacos and was spilling the slaw onto the table. How about less slaw or a bigger plate?

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 24, 2014

We always stop by the Irish Times when in Victoria. This time it wasn't too busy, so the entertainment (although good) was too loud and made it hard talk and it was only late afternoon.
Good and drinks were well enjoyed and would recommend.
See you next time!!

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