We’ve compiled a list of the most noteable nightspots in town. But why not start with a drink and a bite to eat in our very own Ocean Island Lounge before painting the town red!

Our Favourites:

Big Bad John’s

919 Douglas St.
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!

Logan’s Tavern

1821 Cook Street
With blood red walls and a big old fashioned bar, Logan’s is a staple of the local indie music scene, and hosts some of the city’s best gigs.

Swan’s Brewpub

506 Pandora Avenue
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.

Paparazzi Nightclub

642 Johnson St.
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.

Canoe Brewpub

450 Swift Street
This beautiful water-side brewpub has a gorgeous view and a huge patio. Perfect for sunsets!

Darcy’s Pub

1127 Wharf Street
Darcy’s is your traditional Irish Pub straight down to the decor inside, always a laugh with great music and tasty beers.

The Bent Mast

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

Smith’s Pub

777 Courtney Street
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.

Lucky Bar

517 Yates Street
Lucky is hip. Exposed brick and tattooed bartenders with painfully stylish bangs. They host a variety of
musical events from trance to rock shows!. Put your cool face on!

Fernwood Inn

1302 Gladstone Street
This great neighbourhood pub is classy and often packed. They have a good selection of beers and a tasty fusion menu.

Pubs and Lounges:

Garrick’s Head

1140 Government Street
When you’re not sure where to go, start out at the Garrick’s Head. It’s a great place to just kick back and enjoy a beer. We like to call it Scottish Cheers.

Bard and Banker

1022 Government St.
Located in British Columia’s first Bank, this Scottish Pub is a bit pricey, but you’re paying for the atmosphere. The interior is simply gorgeous.

Spinnaker’s Brewpub

308 Catherine St.
Located outside of the downtown core, but well worth the walk. This rambling brewpub has amazing views of the inner harbour. A great place to unwind.

Sticky Wicket Pub

919 Douglas St.
Located in the Strathcona Hotel, The Sticky Wicket is, literally, massive. There’s a huge bar and dance floor, dining area with a decent menu and games room.

Irish Times

1200 Government Street
An upscale faux-Irish pub with good live music. and always jammed to the rafters with happy drinkers.

The Mint

1414 Douglas Street
Just a block away from OI is one of the trendiest restaurants in the city. Delicious fusion meals and snacking platters! And they’re open until 2am!



919 Douglas Street
Previously 9One9, one of Victoria’s most popular nightclubs has undergone a transformation to the new ultra-hip club, Distrikt. Lots of seating, a cool dance floor, and trendy Dj’s are a few perks of this fun weekend spot.

Upstairs Cabaret

15 Bastion Square
Above Darcy’s Pub, this hip night club has cute-bartenders and lots of great club music!

The Duke Saloon NightClub

502 Discovery Street
This place is opening in August 2014. It’s a Live Country music Saloon. It’s capacity is 300 people and it’s open Thursday to Sunday.

Information compiled by the Ocean Island Marketing Team to the best of their knowledge. Information on contact details, prices, times, etc. is subject to change at any time.

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