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Victoria BC Nightlife

With the creative crowd the abounds in Victoria, there is a lot to do when the sun goes down. If it is electronica or live, you can find it in Victoria BC.

Big Bad John's

Big Bad John's is a local legend here in Victoria with a reputation that has been carried the world over by travelers for nearly 50 years now. This one of a kind bar holds the first license to serve ever issued in British Columbia and is still going strong. Complete with tree stump tables and burlap seats you can enjoy a cold draft and peanuts while reading from the many goodwill messages our visitors have left over the decades, or write your own. You might even find one from someone you know.

Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 383-7137
Web site: Big Bad John's

Bird of Paradise Pub

A tastefully decorated turn of the century farm house, the Bird of Paradise pup features excellent food, superb service and cool special events.

4291 Glanford Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 727-2568
Web site: Bird of Paradise Pub

Boom Boom Room

Boom Boom offers 6 theme nights of fun and 2 DJ's that can pack the dance floor every night. The Boom Boom Room Decor and fun atmosphere makes this one of Victoria's Favorite Hangout for Locals, Students and Tourists. We also have the longest Ladies Night running in Victoria every Saturday....Don't Miss out on the Famous Mondays, if you haven't checked out Mondays then you're really missing something. Be Early to avoid the line-ups.

1208 Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 381-2331
Web site:

Christie's Carriage House Pub

Christie's Carriage House Pub recreates turn-of-the-century Victoria with flair, charm and comfort. The proprietor welcomes you to meet and share a pint in a comfortable atmosphere with fireplaces in cozy rooms, antique lighting and decor of the Queen Anne period.) At night the Pub is alive with more than the sound of music as friends gather to share the events of the day, team players slip off for a pint, or neighbours gather for a night cap waited on by the friendliest staff in town. Your visit to Christie's is a must. Drop by - it's in the neighbourhood.

1739 Fort St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 598-5333
Web site: Christie's Carriage House Pub

Comedy Cellar

Located underneath Hunter's Steakhouse & Lounge on Yates Street, the Comedy Cellar is the only venue in town that has entertainers that will keep you in stitches! With theatre style seating, premium booths and a room for private functions, the Cellar has it going on.

Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 410-1020

Darcy's Pub

Not hard to find, at the bottom of Bastion Square, right on Warf Street. This bar features live bands on Friday and Saturday nights and is popular with the crowds.

1127 Whaef St
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 380-1322
Web site: Darcy's Pub


The only club in Victoria that plays alternative music. If you hate Britney Spears, come here. We don't play hip hop, top 40, or cheezy dance music. No cover before 10:00. Drinks specials 7 days a week.

502 Discovery St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 388-3000

Hugo's Lounge

Every night we have the best DJs spinning the hottest wax. A diversity that is sure to please, on any night. R&B, tech-house, deep house, funk, hip hop, soul, and all current hot tracks.

625 Courtney Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (250) 920-4844
Web site: Hugo's Lounge


You won't find any other bar like it! If you're looking for amazing music, good friends, and an awesome atmosphere Hush is the place to be! Unlike the other bars in Vic, Hush plays different types of electronic music Tuesday- Sunday nights; from Drum and bass, to breaks, to house, to trance! Another plus, is that Hush is does not feel like a meat market; so you can enjoy the good times without feeling like someone is watching you

1325 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 385-0566

The Irish Times

Traditional Irish pub. Live music every night. Selection of 28 draft beers, including all of your favourites. Join us for a perfect pint of Guinness.

1200 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 383-7775
Web site: The Irish Times


First opened in 1967 as "The Old Forge", Legends has been a pillar of the Victoria night life scene for over 35 years. Over ten million patrons have spent time dancing to our DJ's, grooving to the live acts on stage and yes, even dining from our mouth-watering banquet menu. With the help from a dedicated management and staff, owners Kirk, Craig and Grant Olson have sought to maintain the utmost level of customer service and comfort for all our guests. The name "Legends" refers to the theme of arts, sports and entertainment memorabilia displayed throughout the club. Displays ranging from basketball star Steve Nash to award winning director Atom Egoyun and artist Robert Amos can be seen. Live music has been a major feature of legends history. The list of artists to have performed on our stage is a long and impressive one. Included are such groups as the Tragically Hip, Nirvana, Jewel, Amanda Marshall and the Tea Party. This is an important part of our image as a front runner in Victoria's entertainment scene and live music will continue to be a part of what makes Legends an island favorite.

919 Douglas St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 383-7137
Web site: Legends

Lucky Bar

Live music of every genre, DJ based club nights, weeklies and one-offs, Lucky plays host to just about every type of event there is. From Pop, Rock, Punk, Metal, Hip Hop, Electronic, Experimental, Folk and Jazz music to Live Theatre, Variety Shows and Film Screenings. Check out our Events page to see what's coming up, or our Weeklies page to find out more about our in-house talent.

517 Yates Street.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 382-5825
Web site: Luckey Bar

Monkey Tree Pub

The friendly atmosphere is definitely contagious at the Monkey Tree Pub located in the beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. The comfortable feeling starts with the staff and quickly spreads throughout the pub, going from table to table.

4025 Borden Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 727-3550
Web site: Monkey Tree Pub

The One Lounge

This is one of Victoria's hottest dance clubs. There is a huge dance floor, and an ample lounge for relaxing with drinks and people watching. The tunes include '70s retro, hits from the '80s and '90s, R&B and club classics. Cover charge on weekends.

1318 Broad St
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 384-3557

Penny Farthing Pub

Every English village has its 'local', the pub which is the focal point of community life, the meeting place and social centre. In villages, towns and cities all over the British Isles people walk to their local pub. A fire blazes in a welcoming fireplace. Friends meet for lunch and dinner. People drop by for a drink or two after work. Neighbours discuss community concerns. Business deals are made on a handshake. Folks celebrate christenings, weddings and other special occasions. 'Characters' hold forth in a friendly fashion. Cricket matches are planned. Football scores are discussed. Games of darts, draughts (checkers) or dominoes are played. There may be music and sing-alongs. Younger people come to socialize and meet new friends. Seniors come to see old friends. The draft beers, the selection of food, and the wines and liquors offered have something to please everyone’s taste.

2228 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 370-9008
Web site: Penny Farthing Pub

Prism Lounge

Victoria's best and only alternative lifestyles and gay bar. Watch for new weekly shows and events.

642 Broad Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 388-0505
Web site: Prism Lounge

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

An excellent place to stop in for some food, fun and music. The in house brew pub will amaze and tantalize your taste buds.

308 Catherine Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (250) 386-2739

Steamers Public House

The best vibe for live music, pub food and fun times. Live bands every night of the week.

570 Yates Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 381-4340
Web site: Steamers Public House

The Red Jacket

This two room venue gives room for everyone to either dance or just hang out with friends. Get there early to make sure you get in as the line up starts early on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights.

751 View Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 384-2582

Upstairs Cabaret

A very welcoming comfortable room with totally friendly staff. They love what they do, and you will too. A-list djs & bands and easy prices. This is a great venue for everyone who's ready for something a little better.

# 15 Bastion Sq.
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 385-LIVE
Web site: Upstairs Cabaret