Victoria’s beer culture is rampant ladies and gentlemen. Downtown is constantly abuzz with craft brewery sponsored events and boozy shenanigans. We at Victoria Hype are all about the brews, and want you to be too! Read on to find out our favourite spots to taste all of the beers..

The Drake

A relatively new eatery, The Drake is a funky modern taphouse with dozens of craft beers from local breweries. Would recommend this as more of a tasting room type experience as it is counter service only, there is a vast array of beer choices and the food choices are geared towards snacking and sharing.


Irish Times  

This pub gives you a couple of set flights to choose from. 3 of these flights are beers (mmmmm) one comprised of Irish beer, one of local Victoria beer, and one Vancouver flight. If cider is also your thing, give the delicious cider flight a try!

Moon Under Water 

Moon is a unique set up, located just over the Johnson Street Bridge, you will find the brewery and pub cohabitating in a cosy corner of esquimalt. Not only does this brewery produce some of the finest brews on the island, their pub has all of the deals! Nightly specials include taco tuesday, wing night and music bingo!



Spinnakers is another Esquimalt gem, located a short jaunt from Moon. This restaurant is a stunning location, overlooking the beautiful Victoria harbour. In the lower portion you may find the dining room as well as the Spinnakers Liquor Store which sells all of their signature suds. Upstairs, the pub is available for those looking to drink, relax and maybe play some pool. Options of preset flights are available.

Canoe Club

This brewpub is incredibly unique. The vast and vaulted ceilings paired with the beautiful exposed brick really gives this spot a funky feel. Beer silos can be seen in the rafters overlooking the bar. The flights offered at Canoe are diverse and have a little something for everyone.



Axe and Barrel

That’s right folks! Westshore has hopped on the craft brewery train, and we are loving it! Stop by to try an IPA, Pale Ale, Whitber or a Session Ale! Axe has also got one rotating seasonal beer that you should certainly check out!

Do you have a favourite spot to slosh down some suds? Let us know at @VictoriaHype on Facebook!