The craft beer market in Victoria, BC is vibrant and thriving! Victoria is known for its love of craft beer, and the city boasts a rich brewing tradition with a wide range of local breweries and pubs. Whether you're looking for a casual place to enjoy some beers, or somewhere with innovative twists on classic brews, Victoria has something for everyone. There are seemingly endless options for pubs and breweries, so here's a list of some of our favorites!
View our full list of Victoria Pubs and Breweries (with map included!) here.
Bard & Banker.
Local Pubs in Victoria, BC
Bard & Banker: 1022 Government Street (0.5 miles / 10 minute walk from our terminal)The Bard and Banker Pub offers a taste of British pub culture with its historic setting, extensive drink selection, classic pub fare, live entertainment, and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're seeking a casual evening out, a place to enjoy a pint, or a lively spot to catch live music, Bard and Banker Pub provides a memorable experience in the heart of Victoria's downtown district.
Beagle Pub: 301 Cook Street (1 mile / 20 minute walk from our terminal)In the heart of Cook Street Village, the Beagle Pub is the epitome of a neighborhood pub. Fantastic food, a wide range of beer on tap, great prices, and a cozy atmosphere for every walk of life to enjoy. PLUS! Enjoy their outdoor patio overlooking bustling Cook Street.
CRAFT Beer Market.
CRAFT Beer Market: 450 Swift Street (0.9 miles / 19 minute walk from our terminal)Located in Victoria's harbor, CRAFT is home to 110 taps of draft beers, wines, and cocktails. In addition to their stunning views of the Inner and Outer Harbour, CRAFT features a surf lounge, covered patio, games area, and indoor/outdoor fireplaces!
Irish Times Pub: 1200 Government Street (0.5 miles / 11 minute walk from our terminal)The Irish Times Pub in Victoria, offers a taste of Irish culture and hospitality with its authentic atmosphere, traditional food and drinks, live music, sports viewing, and regular events. Whether you're looking for a casual evening out, a place to watch a game, or a lively gathering spot, the Irish Times Pub provides a warm and inviting experience for locals and visitors alike.
Swans Pub: 1601 Store Street (0.8 miles / 16 minute walk from our terminal) Swans Brewpub in Victoria, combines history, craft beer, good food, and a vibrant atmosphere. Whether you're looking to sample one (or a few) of their many brews, enjoy a meal with friends, or catch live music, Swans Pub offers a unique and enjoyable experience in the heart of the downtown Victoria.
The Bent Mast: 512 Simcoe Street (0.5 miles / 10 minute walk from our terminal)The Bent Mast offers a cozy and inviting pub experience, featuring a range of pub fare, craft beers, a charming ambiance, and a large outdoor patio. It's a popular spot for locals and visitors looking for a casual and enjoyable dining and drinking experience in the heart of quaint James Bay (a few blocks from our Victoria terminal).
The Churchill: 1140 Government Street (0.5 miles / 11 minute walk from our terminal)The Churchill is located in the heart of Victoria and offers a traditional British experience. The pub offers a variety of local craft brews, some international favorites and a selection of bottled beers, ciders and wines. The Churchill offers an intimate setting, so be sure to arrive earlier in the day/evening to grab a spot!
Garrick's Head Pub: 1140 Government Street (0.5 miles / 11 minute walk from our terminal)Nestled in Victoria's beautiful and historic Bastion Square, Garrick’s Head Pub has been a local Victorian fixture since 1868. It is one of the oldest English pubs in Canada and maintains Victoria’s largest selection of craft and import beers on tap.
Herald Street Brew Works.
Local Breweries in Victoria, BC
Herald Street Brew Works: 506 Herald Street (0.9 / 19 minute walk from our terminal)Herald Street Brew Works places a strong emphasis on quality, integration, and education, constantly striving to enrich the craft beer community through their exploration and evolution of recipes. The tasting room offers a fantastic experience, with nearly every seat providing a view of their impressive double stacked bright tanks.
Vancouver Island Brewing: 2330 Government Street (1.2 miles / 24 minute walk from our terminal)Vancouver Island Brewing is one of the oldest and most respected breweries in the region. It is known for its commitment to producing high quality, handcrafted beers using traditional brewing methods. The brewery offers a core lineup of beers including lagers, ales, IPAs, stouts and seasonal brews. Vancouver Island Brewing is dedicated to brewing enjoyable beers that cater to both craft beer enthusiasts and casual drinkers. The brewery has a taproom where visitors can sample their beers, enjoy flights, or purchase bottles and growlers to go.
Ile Sauvage Brewing Co.
Ile Sauvage Brewing Co.: 2960 Bridge Street (1.7 miles / 8 minute drive from our terminal)Ile Sauvage Brewing incorporates both stainless steel tanks and a diverse array of oak-aged vessels in their brewing process. They specialize in producing a variety of beers using sour worting methods, including long-term blended, oak-aged sour beers. Their beer portfolio showcases fermentation-derived flavors, dry-hopping techniques, and the inclusion of locally sourced fruits in their fermentation processes.
Whistle Buoy Brewing Company: Market Square, Lower Courtyard #63 (0.8 miles / 17 minute walk from our terminal)Whistle Buoy Brewing Company has received awards for their beers at various competitions, highlighting their commitment to quality and excellence. Whistle Buoy Brewing takes pride in using premium ingredients whether that is locally sourced or from an international supplier. The brewery offers a rotating lineup of beers, including ales, lagers, IPAs and sour beers. The brewery often hosts events, including beer releases, tap takeovers, collaborations with other breweries, and features a large patio overlooking Market Square.
Macaloney's Island Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery.
Macaloney’s Island Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery: 761 Enterprise Crescent (5 miles / 17 minute drive from our terminal)Macaloney’s Island Distillery and Twa Dogs Brewery is a craft brewery and distillery located in Saanich. Their craft brewers are passionate about the art and science that goes into every batch of beer that they create. Their brews combine the rich, sessionable brews of Scotland and Europe with the unrivaled quality and character of West Coast beer.
Phillips Brewing and Malting: 2010 Government Street (1 mile / 21 minute walk from our terminal)Phillips Brewing and Malting was founded in 2001 and is now a well known craft brewery located in Victoria. A distinguishing feature of the brewery is its commitment to using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The brewery takes pride in supporting local farmers and suppliers by using BC grown barley. Producing core year-round beers, seasonal releases, and limited edition specialty beers, Phillips Brewing and Malting offers a wide range of styles of beer to cater to everyone's tastes.