Bars & Nightlife

When the sun goes down, the party turns up in downtown Victoria! No matter your scene, you’re sure to find somewhere in town to make it a night to remember. These are our staff and friends’ favorite places to share a pint, sip a fun cocktail, dance the night away, or just share some nachos and make some memories- best part being that all of these are a short walk from the Inn!

The Mint

This cocktail hotspot is one of the favorite local places for all generations and sorts of Victorians. Founded in 2002, The Mint is located in the basement of a a brick walled building, lending it a classy but industrial vibe so you can relax and sip on one of their expertly mixed cocktails, enjoy their resident DJs opening up the dancefloor, and melt into one of their decadent dessert menu items.

Paparazzi Nightclub

Paparazzi is not only known for its DJs and roof raising events, but also for being a hub for inclusivity and LGBTQ2+ events and features. Boasting a constant rotation of new acts, karaoke nights, and parties galore, this is a venue set to help you create a night you won’t soon forget.

Yates Street Taphouse

Just two blocks away from the hostel, this gem is a well known place in Victoria.They have 40 beers on tap and they are Victoria’s only bar to have self-pour towers of beer. Grab yourself some award winning pub-style food and cocktails, and in the sunny months enjoy them on their beautiful street level patio in style. An amazing place to hang out with friends, grab a beer, or get some food worth travelling back for.

The Irish Times Pub

Winner of Best Irish Pub in North America, this Canadian take on the traditional Irish bar has much to offer with it’s 2 levels, live music, classic Irish food & many draft beers. The Irish Times has been meticulously taken care of to preserve the original 1894 style architecture. Enjoy the pub-style food, wide selection of domestic and international beers, and do your best take on an Irish jig on the dancefloor!

Friends Of Dorothy Lounge

A delicious & delightful lounge where you can find signature cocktails, upscale dishes, and a variety of entertainment all in this LGBTQ2+ inclusive lounge. A little bit classic and a little bit modern, this lounge will make all people feel like having a good time.



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