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Swans Brewpub

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Address: 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N6, Canada
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+1 800-668-7926

Experience our warm and friendly Brewpub, alive with character, heritage...

Experience our warm and friendly Brewpub, alive with character, heritage architecture, stunning original artwork and First Nations' carvings. Enjoy the views from our unique sunny, glassed/open air patio, overflowing with our signature flowers in the spring and summer.

Whether you are looking for a great place for weekend breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, you can't go wrong at Swans. We have something for everyone!

We have live music every night and no cover charge.

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Great Food

We came to Swan's Brewpub for lunch and greatly enjoyed ourselves. The Reuben and root beer were great and the fries were plentiful, cooked the way we way we wanted them. The... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Mila W
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Swan's has been around forever, and serves solid food but even better beers with lots of local entertainment. A lively place in downtown Victoria.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of our favorite places when we visit Victoria! The food is always great, regardless of what you order. They also have a lot of new beers for you to try. The Bar Manager Greg is very friendly and helpful as well as the serving staff.

Thank Sandra M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We came to Swan's Brewpub for lunch and greatly enjoyed ourselves. The Reuben and root beer were great and the fries were plentiful, cooked the way we way we wanted them. The late breakfast plate was delicious. Service was more than a bit slow at the beginning. Maybe they didn't see us or were understaffed. It was fine after that.... More 

Thank Mila W
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Best thing about this pub is the selection of beer and very good food.. I also really liked the atmosphere and location, so it is good for people watching. Excellent chicken quesadilla!

Thank Ian M
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Good beer, lovely food, very generous portions but the meal was spoiled by very rushed service. Mains were brought out within a couple of minutes of the starters being delivered. We sent them back and they were brought out again as we were still finishing starters. The restaurant was quiet so no excuse for rushed and poor service. Would not... More 

Thank LisaB05
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had business get together here twice. First time with my colleagues and second time with our clients. Really enjoyed the ambiance and awesome food and drinks. Specially loved the sea food items served here. Recommended for evening get together and parties.

Thank Lijin J
Banff, Canada
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Good beer, sweet location...a must if you are passing through! And if you like live music they have a nice intimate venue.

Thank candice55883
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Swans has a lot going for it 5 reasons. A) Right on the menu is a story about how the idea was born and what goes into their beer. All legit. B) good live music and a place to meet people 3) they have great beer brewed on the spot and their own liquor store attached to the hotel😱 E)... More 

Thank sam a
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were a party of 8. We tried to make reservation on the Saturday (April 30) but were told no reservations. My friends insisted on "Swans" so we went anyway. We thought we were lucky as we were put in the "Snug" at a large table, not so. As soon as we sat down the waitress / server was there... More 

Thank jrconsults
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Visiting Victoria again, We stopped at Swan's last evening for a Pint of their lighter alcohol Pandora Session Ale. It was good and the band was terrific (Andrew Wright). We were wandering around so I asked for the bill. The beer was $6.00 so I gave the waitress a $20 bill. She said "do you want exact change", so I... More 

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