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Bard & Banker

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada (Fort St)
+1 250-953-9993
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing decor. Limited menu entree features but have to say that they have the most delicious mussels we have ever tasted.

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Thank Deb M
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch at the Bard and Banker while playing tourist in downtown Victoria. The pub has fantastic decor and atmosphere - lots to look at. Service was very good (Thanks Robin!) and the halibut and chips (with the potato chip batter) very tasty and light - one of the best! Highly recommend this pub for a pint and a meal... More 

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Thank wayout10131
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled into this pub and were so happy we did. The ambiance is that of an authentic pub. They have a ton of beer on tap and the food was fantastic! The burger was one of the best I have ever had and my friend had a grilled cheese to die for. Excellent service and fair priced. Highly recommend!

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Thank azamy1
Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a classic pub and restaurant with historic connections in the heart of Victoria, the Bard & Banker is the place to go. Live music most evenings, great pub food and friendly staff. I often stop by when I'm in town on business.

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Thank Don R
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bard and Banker is an attractive downtown pub that has lots of atmosphere and charm. While more known for their drinks and live music, the Bard also has brunch during cruise ship season (April onwards). The food is surprisingly graceful, coming in right-sized portions with well-selected ingredients. I had an eggs benedict with portobello mushroom and ham, and it... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
Bandera, Texas
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brewery with meals, the grilled cheese was rich and gooey. With a dash of maple syrup, new twist. Varied lunch menu, live music at night, attentive wait staff.

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Thank Karen R
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a nice hour on their sidewalk cafe enjoying the sunny day and fine surroundings. Fair prices and good service from Kena.

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Thank IanJBaker
VICTORIA, BC
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a family function upstairs in the Sam Magee Room that has a lovely outside deck with lounge chairs around the perimeter. The room inside had a piano and numerous high tables and chairs. Definitely not wheelchair friendly to get up there. Food was great and the bar staff were very attentive. The live music we heard downstairs on... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and some live music with my adult children on vacation. We had a great server named Randy that was patient with us and made drink recommendations for almost every one in the party. Recommendations ranged from Primms Cup to Scotch neat and everyone loved their drinks.

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Thank TGBenfield
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the Bard burger and the potato chip crusted Halibut fish and chips. Both looked amazing, but were flavorless and needed to be seasoned. The service and the tartar sauce was the highlight of our stop.

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Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1X7, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-953-9993
Description
Once a bank in the 1800's, this building is now one of the most beautiful pubs in the heart of Victoria, BC. Families are welcome until 9pm. Happy hour daily from 3-6pm and live music 7 nights a week. Perfect space for large parties or an intimate evening for two. We invite you to come enjoy our large selection of craft beer, delicious food, and local musicians in this one of a kind historical pub!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?