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Swans Brewpub

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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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506 Pandora Ave | Swans Suite Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
+1 250-361-3310
07:00 - 02:00
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Guelph, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although it was difficult finding a place to park, we were glad that we made the effort to visit. Both the food and drink was great. Only negative was the panhandler that came into the Pub to ask for money. He left after a few minutes, but made several patrons nervous about their phones/purses. Half price Happy Hour was nice... More 

Thank Grumpyogre
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the chicken strips and fries. It was ok. It was freshly made but it would've been better if the oil they used was fresh. Service was ok. I'd revisit.

Thank e7520162204
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for dinner and wished that we had gone elsewhere. My husband was hungry for fish & chips and good craft brew. The fish was over breaded and very greasy. I ordered the Cuban Sandwich and it was very skimpy on the filling. You didn't get the multiple flavors of pork, ham cheese, mustard and pickle. It had... More 

Thank Pam H
Ladysmith, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast Service, Great Food, Great seating. Service was excellent. Been there before and was good every time.

Thank Arsenius M
Cork, Ireland
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231 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good points: Lively and friendly staff. Quite nice food at reasonable price. Fantastic street view. Pleasing decor using old materials like an old piece railway. Pleasant atmosphere. ADORABLE music. One bad point, a biggie really. I thought the selection of beers was limited. Ok if you have your regular drinkers who know what they like but this is prime tourist... More 

Thank corkdave
Halifax, Canada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited the Swans with friends on a Sunday evening for a meal and conversation. We ordered the mac & cheese, the salmon and the Swans Favorite salad with chicken. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. The only disappointment was that we wanted to order bitter and they do carry it, which we thought was odd... More 

Thank Sandra M
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here recently with some friends in the afternoon for some snacks and drinks. Found their brewed beer to be nothing to write home about though it wasnt bad. Our server was not great - she regularly had to be tracked down in order to order drinks or food - my friend had wanted vinegar and salt for his fries... More 

1 Thank Ashik B
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Locals still remember when Michael Williams (founder and owner) ran the pub which was always teaming with dance, LIVE music, and adventurous food. After willing the pub to the University, empty tables now sit where people danced, it has been stripped of music events, and the menu is uninspired. I went last night with a group of friends. The pizza... More 

1 Thank Ferlow
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A helpful and happy server makes things better always. We had lunch and decided to share a fish and chip meal and have some chowder. She split the portions for us, gave us a good chat and information about trips and was happy with her day. We sat in the solarium area and read a complementary Globe and Mail while... More 

Thank Beverley B
Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped in for a dinner and found the food to be really good. The pizza was great, and we had a Fan Tan Chicken salad that was delicious. Friendly pub atmosphere but the entire experience was superior to a standard pub.

Thank CDfromBC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 Pandora Ave | Swans Suite Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-3310

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