Staff Favorites

We love to go out and have a great time, so that's why we want to share our absolute favorite places to spend the evening with you. If you run into one of us there - don't be afraid to say hi!

Big Bad John's

If you only go out once in Victoria, make it BBJs!
There’s peanut shells on the floor, bras on the walls
and great old timey music playing!

919  Douglas St.

Leopold's Tavern

Leopold’s Tavern is a great place if you want good beer
and good eats! They also have special discounts on
menu items every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

570 Yates St.

Swan's Brewpub

When the staff of Ocean Island are not hanging out
in our own fabulous cafe, you will find them at Swans.
Warm, friendly and brewing their own delicious beers.

506 Pandora Avenue

Paparazzi Nightclub

Formerly Prism, Victoria’s hottest gay club hosts ultra-
sassy drag nights and regular club nights featuring the
queerest selection of techno and disco ever.

642 Johnson St.
Paparazzi Nightclub

Darcy's Pub

Darcy’s is your traditional Irish Pub straight down to the
decor inside, always a laugh with great music and tasty

1127 Wharf St.

The Bent Mast

Local bar in James Bay that is cozy and friendly, and is
also known to be haunted!

512 Simcoe St.

Smith's Pub

Rumor has it this place was named after the band.
Off the main drag, Smith’s is decked out like an Austin
Powers movie set and, fittingly, mostly plays Brit Pop.

777 Courtney St.

The Vicious Poodle

If you’re looking for a drag variety show, whether that’s
drag bingo, or just a good old performance, look no
further than The Vicious Poodle!

726 Johnson St.

Fernwood Inn

This great neighborhood pub is classy and often
packed. They have a good selection of beers and a
tasty fusion menu.

1302 Gladstone St.




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