If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Victoria guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Victoria for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub to busy places like Swans Brewpub that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Downtown area? No fear - we share all the facts!

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses


Overlooking the scenic Inner Harbour, Spinnakers opened in 1984 and remains a Victoria favorite. The beers are brewed in small batches on-site, so they change frequently. Seasonal brews are featured as well. Adults may enjoy their ales and...  Read More

Swans Brewpub


Housed in a renovated feed house dating from 1913, the soaring ceilings and ground-floor greenhouse make this one of Victoria's most unique pubs. The owner's extensive art collection is regularly on display, and there is live music five nights...  Read More

Canoe Brewpub, Marina & Restaurant


Right on the water, Canoe boasts a fabulous deck that's perfect for outdoor relaxing, nearly year-round. Inside, the beautifully restored brick building has soaring ceilings with skylights, hardwood floors and giant copper cauldrons where the...  Read More