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History of Saloons, Beer Parlour & Pubs Victoria, BC


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#101 LJ

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 06:52 PM

I opened my copy from under the Christmas tree this morning, looks like it is going to be a fun read.


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#102 Mike K.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:28 AM

I will be reading that book exclusively at bars.

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#103 aastra

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

So no different than any other book?


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#104 Bingo

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:25 PM

I opened my copy from under the Christmas tree this morning, looks like it is going to be a fun read.

 

Were you under there from the night before?



#105 LJ

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

^Yeah, it was a bit of a bad night.


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#106 dark star

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:54 PM

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How about the Bachanalia on Esquimalt rd ??

We used to go there to see Bowser Moon in the mid seventies   :)



#107 dark star

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:24 AM

Not a pub, but the 1st place I got served beer

"Tom's house of pizza"  at the  Shelbourne plaza



#108 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

At the Red Lion, 1982.

 

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#109 Langford Rat

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

...and they didn't even mention heading downstairs after dinner to watch the "ballet"?


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#110 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:00 PM

We need a Saloon in Victoria, and I am not talking about that BAR down by Captial Iron that calls itself a saloon.

 

I mean a real saloon with wood floors, a piano player, saloon doors when you walk in , staff dressed in 1800's period clothing, and the drink menu should be as basic as it was back then. 

 

That would be a place I would go often.



#111 FogPub

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:27 PM

We need a Saloon in Victoria, and I am not talking about that BAR down by Captial Iron that calls itself a saloon.

 

I mean a real saloon with wood floors, a piano player, saloon doors when you walk in , staff dressed in 1800's period clothing, and the drink menu should be as basic as it was back then. 

 

That would be a place I would go often.

I'm not sure how much company you'd have.  The Old West isn't that big a thing these days.

 

That said, I was given this book as a birthday gift a few months back - excellent read!  One wonders how differently things might have turned out had prohibition never reared its ugly head - even today ths influence of those times is still felt in that there are very few freestanding bars - most are still connected to hotels - and nowhere near enough neighbourhood pubs.



#112 micheleflint

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

^ :) Most of our readers have probably never heard of the Surfside. That's a whole other story. ;)

Oh I had so much fun at the Surfside



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:33 AM

New poster here ...

 

 

How about the Bachanalia on Esquimalt rd ??

We used to go there to see Bowser Moon in the mid seventies   :)

wow your bringing back memories



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

I miss the Beaver because it was so not the Empress and still served singles of draft that the waitress filled up your terry cloth covered table with when she came by. It was like that until the last night in 1987, I had a t-shirt from that night for years.

I also loved the Snug at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

The Sub Pub was great with the long cheap wood tables, no decor and just your basic boozing.

liked the Beaver but also went to Tiffanys inside the Empress Downstairs



#115 micheleflint

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:41 AM

Your sitting in your favourite pub; what is the history of the place?
What is the very first pub and/or beer parlour you enjoyed your first beer in?
What quirky or interesting things do you remember about local pubs?

I am researching and writing about the history of local drinking establishments of Greater Victoria from the opening of the very first saloon in town (know what that was called and who owned it?) until today.

Please jump in and tell us about your favourite (or worse) experiences and/or your thoughts about the history of local watering holes.

havent seen anyone make note of the Old Purple Onion on View Street, that then became the Stardust Cabaret.......



#116 FogPub

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:41 AM

liked the Beaver but also went to Tiffanys inside the Empress Downstairs

I had completely forgotten about Tiffany's...which isn't surprising given that any time I'd have been in there I'd have probably forgotten about it by the next morning anyway. :)


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#117 Mike K.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 05:54 AM

In case you haven't heard: https://victoria.cit...x-showroom-pub/

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

I had completely forgotten about Tiffany's...which isn't surprising given that any time I'd have been in there I'd have probably forgotten about it by the next morning anyway. :)


It was the Paint Cellar before/after Tiffany’s right?

#119 FogPub

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

It was the Paint Cellar before/after Tiffany’s right?

I don't remember.  If before, I'd have been too young; and I don't recall what went in there - if anything - after Tiffany's.



 



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