Victoria's nightlife is low-key and casual, with many wonderful pubs, but a limited choice of other nightlife. Pubs offer a casual vibe for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon pint, often with a view and an excellent selection of beer. The pubs listed here all serve food, and many brew their own beer. Patrons must be 19 or older to enter a bar or pub in British Columbia, but many pubs have a separate restaurant section open to all ages. The city is enjoying a resurgence of cocktail culture, with several of Victoria's trendier restaurants doubling as lounges, offering cocktails and small plates well into the night. Dance clubs attract a young crowd and most close by 2 am. A dress code (no jeans or sneakers) may be enforced, but otherwise, attire is casual. Smoking is not allowed in Victoria's pubs, bars, and nightclubs—this applies both indoors and on patios.

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  • 1. Canoe Brewpub


    One of Victoria's biggest and best pub patios overlooks the Gorge, the waterway just north of the Inner Harbour. The interior of the former power...Read More

  • 2. Clive's Classic Lounge


    Boasting more than 300 rare and hard-to-find spirits on their racks, the bartenders at this classic lounge in the Chateau Victoria Hotel continue to lead...Read More

  • 3. Distrikt


    This nightclub often hosts live bands, guest DJs, and other special events. Also in the building are a restaurant, a pub, and several bars, including...Read More

  • 4. Hermann's Jazz Club


    Dinner, dancing, and live jazz, blues, and Dixie are on the menu at this venerable Downtown restaurant and jazz club....Read More

  • 5. Irish Times Pub


    Tourists and locals flock here for the stout on tap, live music nightly, the summertime patio, and a menu of traditional (think Irish stew), and...Read More

  • 6. Little Jumbo


    Well-executed farm-to-fork small plates and possibly the city's longest list of spirits are draws at this welcoming little spot, tucked away off Fort Street. Authenticity...Read More

  • 7. Lucky Bar


    A veteran of Victoria's nightclub scene, Lucky's draws DJs, live bands, and a friendly crowd of locals who make the most of Lucky's great sound...Read More

  • 8. Monday Magazine

    For entertainment listings, pick up a free copy of this monthly arts magazine, or check out listings online....Read More

  • 9. Paparazzi


    Victoria's longest-running LGBT night club draws a mixed crowd with resident DJs, fun drag, karaoke, and club nights....Read More

  • 10. Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

    Vic West

    You can hop on an Inner Harbour Ferry to this local favorite on the Inner Harbour's north shore. Canada's first modern-day brewpub, it also has...Read More

  • 11. Swans Brewpub


    A stunning array of First Nations masks and other artworks hangs from the open rafters in this popular Downtown brewpub, where jazz, blues, and swing...Read More

  • 12. The Bard and Banker Pub


    This sumptuously decorated Scottish pub, which occupies a historic bank building on Victoria's main shopping street, has bangers and mash and shepherd's pie on the...Read More

  • 13. Veneto Tapa Lounge


    Signature cocktails (the bartenders get bylines on the menu), tapas, and charcuterie plates makes the Hotel Rialto's hip cocktail lounge a chic after-work gathering venue....Read More

  • 14. Vista 18


    You can take in lofty views of the city at this lounge on the 18th floor of the Chateau Victoria Hotel. By day, the interior...Read More

  • 15. Bengal Lounge

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Deep leather sofas and a tiger skin help to re-create the days of the British Raj at this iconic lounge in the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Martinis...Read More

  • 16. The Guild


    Pacific Northwest craft beers and microbrews—with a dozen on tap and 40 more available in bottles—feature at this atmospheric Downtown pub, housed in a historic...Read More

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