Victoria's Local Hot Spots

A Basic Map to Get You Around the City:
Victoria BC's Must See Businesses

The Places We Love and Think You Will Too!

Irish Times:
Not to be missed when visiting Victoria!
This Irish themed pub is one of the best in North America, and you don't need to see the awards to see why.  
Step inside this one of a kind pub and you'll see exactly why they're one of our recommended local hot spots and favourite pubs in Victoria!
Irish coffee, Steak and Guinness Stew, Shepherds Pie and of course lots of Irish whiskey.
If you're visiting Victoria and in the mood for some craic (good times), great food, traditional Irish music or just want to see the staff wearing kilts, Irish Times will not disappoint!
Make time to visit this amazing establishment and try out one of their Irish specialties!
Darcy's Pub Downtown:

With a great view of the inner harbour, live music 7 nights a week, good drinks and great food, it's not hard to see why Darcy's Pub in downtown Victoria is a local hot spot and watering hole. 

With mouth watering offerings like their Phillips Blue Buck Fish & Chips, Chicken Tacos or two hander, vegan friendly, Harvest Veggie sandwich, you gotta visit this amazing local hot spot!




 Yates Street Taphouse:

With 40 beers on tap, 25 TV screens playing sports, a few pool tables, and some out of this world food offerings like their Pulled Pork Taco's with mango or Coconut Fried Prawns, it's not hard to see why we give the Taphouse two thumbs up! 

The starting spot for our Night Out and a local hot spot anyone visiting Victoria should check out.



Best Places To Visit In Victoria BC
The Mint:

 The Mint is a dining lounge, located in a sweet spot below street level, serving a blend of contemporary/West coast dishes alongside traditional Himalayan cuisine.

Open 5pm-2am every night with a mix of DJ's, events, live music and comedy.  If you're visiting Victoria, the Mint is a must visit for dinner or your late night hot spot!



Best Places To Visit In Victoria

The Sticky Wicket Pub:

A cricket themed pub with offerings of seasonal west coast fare, cocktails, as well as an array of international, craft, micro, and domestic beers. This historic venue is ideal for larger groups and special events.

Connected to the Strathcona Hotel, with access to their Games Room, ClubHouse and Maple Room the Sticky Wicket should definitely make it on your list of places to check out when in Victoria, BC!



Upstairs Bar Victoria BC

Upstairs Cabaret:

Located in Victoria’s famed Bastion Square, up the stairs from renowned Darcy’s Pub, Upstairs Cabaret has been a go-to local haunt since its early days when it was originally known as Harpo’s. With an open-floor concept, Upstairs is the late-night stop for drinks and dancing with a reputation as Victoria’s premier night club, playing the hottest Top 40 hits, hip hop and electro-house music every Friday and Saturday. With an expansive selection of local beers and premium liquors, served by an award-winning staff, it’s hard to envision your night ending up anywhere else.



Big Bad Johns Victoria BC

Big Bad Johns:

World famous Big Bad John’s is an authentic hillbilly bar where you can relax and let your hair down. Add your own memento to the walls and make sure to throw your peanut shells on the floor! Be sure to bring your sense of humour and you’ll see why BBJ’s has reached legendary status worldwide.


The Duke Saloon Victoria BC

The Duke Saloon:

Open every Friday and Saturday night, the Duke, is Victoria's premier country bar! 

Head on by and check out the Duke’s nightly drink features, including a variety of canned craft and domestic beer and a wide selection of bourbons.


Distrikt Nightclub Victoria BC

Experience the big city in the heart of Victoria at Distrikt.
Distrikt is Victoria’s premiere venue and host to iconic talent over the years including Fleet Foxes, Angel Olsen, Ludacris, Sheepdogs, Atmosphere, Nelly, Reignwolf, Big Wreck, Black Mountain, Ice Cube, Method Man, and more.
With a state of the art sound and light system, Victoria’s most versatile resident DJs, and enthusiastic staff, Distrikt is a weekend destination in Victoria.

Bard & Banker Victoria BC

Bard & Banker:

They opened their doors downtown Victoria in 2008 and have been satisfying Victorians’ thirst for local craft beer, premium imports and a wide array of wine and spirits, 7 days a week, ever since!

They have a full service menu that’s hearty, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch by some amazing chefs. They have lots of options for gluten free and vegetarian palates and staff that are always friendly and pleased to help.


BlueBird Cabs Victoria BC

BlueBird Cabs:

Proudly serving Victoria since 1986, if you need transport anywhere in Victoria these guys are trusted, reliable, friendly and know the city like the back of their hand!

Book your ride today with BlueBird Cabs --> 1-250-382-2222


Ocean Island Inn Victoria BC

Ocean Island Inn:

Staying overnight in Victoria and want to make the most of your stay?   Ocean Island Inn is not just an amazing place to rest your head at the end of your day exploring, it's the smartest way to visit Victoria if you're on a budget!

Book direct and get FREE breakfast, beer, wine, dinner, 24/7 hot drinks, and an insane amount more!  Backpackers, budget travellers and anyone looking for the best deals in Victoria for accommodations and tours definitely needs to stay with Ocean Island Inn Backpacker Suites!



Quazar's Arcade Victoria BC

Quazar's Arcade:

Quazar’s is an all all-ages classic video game arcade in downtown Victoria BC, Canada. The retro-inspired room is located downstairs at the base of historic Trounce Alley across from Bastion Square. Open daily with a rotating selection of 40 arcades and 25 pinball machines; the largest pinball selection in Western Canada.

All arcade and pinball machines operate on tokens which can be purchased by cash, debit and credit cards. Proudly serving Discovery Coffee and Phillips Soda.



Graffix Promotionals Inc. Victoria BC
Graffix Promotionals Inc:

Looking to memorialize your stay with a custom designed shirt or maybe you're moving here and need marketing material for your business?

Whatever your business requires, Graffix Promotionals Inc. can help you market it!

A Taste Of Victoria Food Tours Victoria BC
A Taste Of Victoria Food Tours:

If you're in Victoria and want to taste some of the best local dishes available while exploring the city, check out our partner, A Taste Of Victoria Food Tours!  

From delicious pirogies to meatballs, chocolate, macarons, craft beer and other tasty treats, you'll get a chance to try some of the best food Victoria has to offer!