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The Bard & Banker Pub

1022 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
Phone:  (250) 953-9993
Fax:  (250) 953-9994

Victoria's newest landmark pub, the Bard & Banker is located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. Opened in 1862 as the Bank of British Columbia, the building remained a bank until 1988 under an array of different banking establishments' control. Of all the bank employees to work at this location in the 126 years it was a bank, the most notable was the bard of the Yukon, Robert Service.
With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music every night on sky stage, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.

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The Bard & Banker Pub Meeting Facility
  • Total Sqft.: 23,000
  • Reception Capacity: 320
  • Description: Located in BC’s first bank building, Bard & Banker pays homage to Robert Service, the Canadian poet known as the Bard of the North, who once worked there as a teller. The 23,000 sq. ft. building is also the site of BC’s first school and where the first legislative assembly in the province met in 1856. Featuring 30 different beers on tap and delicious pub fare, Bard & Banker also has an impressive selection of spirits and live music seven nights a week. At 16 m (52 ft.) long, the bar itself is the longest in the city. The pub also includes another full-sized bar on the second level, five fireplaces and an outdoor patio. Suggested space: the Bankers Hall (second floor level), including the Sam McGee Room.
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