The Bard and Banker

Pub and Gastropub$$$$
Downtown Victoria, Victoria
  • Kat L.
    "And the pulled pork bites are a must try! :)"(2 Tips)
    Rebecca H.
    "Hot bartender in kilt, what could be better?"(2 Tips)
    Dave C.
    "Great ale selection"(3 Tips)
    Paul F.
    "Live music 7 days a week!"(3 Tips)
69 Tips and reviews
  • pork bites
  • beer
  • lively
  • healthy food
  • live music
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  • Adrian R.
    Food and drinks 👍🏻
  • Ishka B.
    Ishka BibbleAugust 25
    mmmm good beer
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungAugust 15
    Beers. Slow service for food. Historic and worth a visit if nothing else to do for lunch.
  • Ishka B.
    Happy hour 4-6 and Phillips Robert Service Scottish Ale...enough said.
  • Buck
    BuckJune 7
    Was charged for drinks never ordered, service was slow and it was a quiet night!! Tip! WATCH YOUR BILL!
  • Chairman T.
    Veggie rice
  • Mark W.
    Mark WilsonMarch 30
    Amazing meals and friendly staff.
  • Gino B.
    Gino BullerDecember 18, 2016
    Good music....
  • Dave C.
    Dave CrispDecember 11, 2016
    Great ale selection
  • Sairy D.
    Sairy DustDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, friendly staff. Happy hour 3-6 ($6 pint/wine)
  • H K.
    H KSeptember 5, 2016
    Beautiful pub. Chicken wings were good. Great service.
  • Lewin H.
    Lewin Higgins-GreenJuly 31, 2016
    Great historic decor
  • Katya N.
    Katya NMarch 13, 2016
    Their veggie options have gotten a lot better! Great vibe, too.
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkerJanuary 3, 2016
    Service is excellent & helpful for planning activities in Victoria; portions are large & they split our entry for us
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BuckleySeptember 14, 2015
    The cider flight was yummy!
  • Opp
    OppSeptember 9, 2015
    Live music @9 and lots of beer on tap.
  • Byron F.
    Byron FruitAugust 22, 2015
    Try one of the beer flights
  • Olatoye O.
    Olatoye OsunsanyaAugust 1, 2015
    Good drinks!
  • Pat P.
    Pat PattonJuly 27, 2015
    Nice atmosphere
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GaborJune 18, 2015
    The Warmed Farmer's Goat Cheese was incredible. We ordered two!
  • Mechi W.
    Mechi WonkaMay 1, 2015
    Drinks & bartenders :)
  • Roxana D.
    Roxana D.April 13, 2015
    Being at the bar was the best experience, the bartender was awesome, lovely and always with a big smile. I felt in love with the place.
  • Cassidy S.
    Cassidy S.October 4, 2014
    Easily the best pub in Victoria
  • Steve M.
    Steve McDanielSeptember 18, 2014
    Live music. Good food. Rear beer selections and friendly staff. All done up in a fancy bank building that's quite comfortable and appropriate.
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AndersonAugust 16, 2014
    Potato-chip-crusted fish and chips, good local beer selection, awesome interior, high ceilings, many leather-bound books, smells of rich mahogany
  • Rye G.
    Rye Guy XiiMay 11, 2014
    Great food and staff. LOVE the male staff all in kilts.. Made me always wanting to. Drop my fork on the floor. :)
  • Dave W.
    Dave WebbApril 25, 2014
    Awesome food. Love the pizza
  • Steph M.
    Steph MilnerMarch 23, 2014
    Amazing service, great food, lovely atmosphere. A must do in Victoria.
  • Ida B.
    Ida BearNovember 30, 2013
    Winter Ale ROCKS
  • Jam
    JamOctober 25, 2013
    They have a veggie burger.
  • Nandini
    NandiniMay 27, 2013
    Great selection of local brews
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just got Magners cider on tap - give it a whirl you won't be disappointed
  • Stew M.
    Stew McLeodApril 13, 2013
    Order the shepard's pie and you WILL not be disappointed!
  • Kat L.
    Kat LlamasApril 7, 2013
    Oysters are awesome! And the pulled pork bites are a must try! :)
  • Mary L.
    Mary LMarch 11, 2013
    Decent pub, but don't bother unless you enjoy paying upwards of $10 for a beer.
  • Ken M.
    Ken McInnesNovember 1, 2012
    No bad seats and great service!
  • Connie B.
    Connie BalentineNovember 1, 2012
    Great costumes and music tonight. The best though was Skeletor with the voice activated lighted suit.
  • David T.
    David TorresJune 29, 2012
    Every dish was great! Esp. Muscles in curry sauce and crab cakes.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GillanApril 15, 2012
    Innis & Gunn on tap! Awesome!
  • Joni S.
    Joni ShepherdApril 13, 2012
    Nice ummm toilets!
  • ScottinVictoria
    ScottinVictoriaMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Specify the type of Gin you want - try Victoria's Gin - yummy and unique.
  • John R.
    John RobertsMarch 1, 2012
    Love the Wednesday night Pizza and a pint for $9.99
  • ILM
    ILMFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of three pubs owned by the Victoria Pub Company.
  • Cici T.
    Cici TavaresDecember 7, 2011
    In the spirit try Moustache sleigh ride, great for desert!
  • David R.
    David RosenAugust 21, 2011
    Wifi: BandB pw: bard1022
  • Laura D.
    Laura DaviesJuly 24, 2011
    Do not get the Phillips Service 904. Tastes like nothing and flat as a pancake. Bar maid also surly, she must be having a bad day.
  • Asmaa M.
    Asmaa M.June 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love red wine like I do, you should try "Portfolio" Laughin Stocks! You will love the taste of the wine layers in this complex mix!
  • Patrick E.
    Patrick EMay 26, 2011
    For Londoners - serves ESB!
  • Tommy H.
    Tommy HooperApril 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They serve beer here,ask your server!
  • ~P~ A.
    ~P~ A.April 18, 2011
    By far the prettiest pub out of our 8 pub crawl!
  • Daphne P.
    Daphne PattersonMarch 18, 2011
    Do not get the crab cakes appy, way over priced for 2 toonie sized crab cakes at $13
  • Selen T.
    Selen TaskinMarch 7, 2011
    The oasis martini is the best!
  • Nelson L.
    Nelson LopesMarch 3, 2011
    has to be the most beautiful bar in the city
  • Jason P.
    Jason PartridgeDecember 24, 2010
    Scottish Jimmy all the way. Shout out to Mike B!
  • Derek F.
    Derek FordDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome Happy Hour. 1/2 price appetizers.
  • Diana W.
    Diana WDecember 6, 2010
    Try the portfolio red wine!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SeelyeNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beer battered fish n chips.
  • Terri D.
    Terri DaviesOctober 4, 2010
    If you're looking for veggie options beyond yam fries and nachos - not the best option.
  • Bev M.
    Bev McPheeSeptember 26, 2010
    Check out Tom Hooper when he's playing. Bring your good friend. Doesn't get better
  • Brian P.
    Brian PapeSeptember 11, 2010
    Pulled pork bites are delicious.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HalesJuly 18, 2010
    Free Beer!
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HJuly 13, 2010
    Hot bartender in kilt, what could be better?
  • Paul F.
    Paul FilekApril 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place in town! Live music 7 days a week! Amazing staff and unreal food!
  • Deborah
    DeborahMarch 17, 2010
    Order a Crooked Nose if you can at all tolerate gin. It's like a mojito but with elderflower.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GerhardtFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Two for one appies til 6. Or $20.10 for any menu item and any drink.
  • DeviousRex
    DeviousRexOctober 11, 2009
    Caitlyn rocks!
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BroissinSeptember 9, 2016
    El halibut & chips es excelente, la porción es grande, el lugar es muy bonito y la atención es buena
  • Sabrina G.
    Sabrina GalvãoSeptember 14, 2015
    Sopa de salmão maravilhosa!!!!
  • Jen G.
    Jen GrblSeptember 1, 2015
    Demander conseil au barman pour savourer une bonne bière.
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