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Want to find a pool table somewhere you can enjoy a pint with friends?

Turns out there are quite a few options to choose from around Victoria.

Peacock Billiards

When you think pool in Victoria, one of the first places to come to mind is Peacock Billiards. With 24 tables, this place has the largest capacity by far.

Their rates depend on the group size and time of day, and you can also enjoy foosball, ping pong, or pinball if all 24 pool tables are busy.

  • Where: 1175 Douglas Street
  • Hours:
    • Sunday – Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m.

Sticky Wicket Games Room

The Games Room at the Sticky Wicket is a great downtown haunt with 2 tables that will set you back $2/game. If the tables are busy, enjoy a round of darts while you wait.

  • Where: 919 Douglas Street
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Yates Street Tap House

Yates Street Tap House is a great place to watch a game and play a game, of pool that is. With 2 free tables, patience is the only cost to play here.

  • Where: 759 Yates Street
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
    • Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

James Bay Inn Restaurant

As our journey takes out further away from downtown Victoria, we arrive in James Bay at the James Bay Inn. The single table here will set you back just $1.50 a game.

  • Where: 270 Government Street
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Logan’s Pub

Logan’s Pub, closer to the Fernwood neighbourhood, also has one pool table that costs $1.50 a game. This is a great place to catch a live show and support some local musicians while you play.

  • Where: 1821 Cook Street
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Friday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Spinnakers

Looking for a more casual place with a fine selection of craft beer on tap? Being that Spinnakers is Victoria’s first Brew Pub it has to have a pool table, or two. The best part? They are both free.

  • Where: 308 Catherine Street
  • Hours: Everyday, 8:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m.

Hecklers Bar & Grill

This place isn’t just all about the laughs – they also love games. They have one pool table that will cost you $1 a game, except on Sundays when pool is free.

To top it all off they also have darts, bubble hockey, and foosball to name a few other games. Hecklers also offers retro games nights in the summers where you can play Nintendo on Fridays or during special events.

  • Where: 123 Gorge Road East
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Tuesday 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

As we move away from the downtown core, the schools of people swarming the pool tables diminish. That means one thing: shorter wait times at places like Shark Club where you can play on their one pool table for just $1.50 or for free on Sundays.

  • Where: 2852 Douglas Street
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

V Lounge

V Lounge at the Red Lion has two tables and both are completely free. That also have darts for you to pass the time while waiting for one to become available.

  • Where: 3366 Douglas Street
  • Hours: Everyday, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Phoenix Bar & Grill

Phoenix Bar & Grill on Quadra has two pool tables for you to play on and they will only cost you .50 cents a game.

  • Where: 3944 Quadra Street
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Sunday Closed

Felicitas Pub

The pub at the University of Victoria knows how to make students happy with a free pool table in the campus pub, Felicitas.

  • Where: 3800 Finnerty Road
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Sunday Closed

Waddling Dog Bar & Grill

If you are heading out towards the airport or the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, you can’t miss the chance to visit the Waddling Dog Pub. This place has two pool tables, and they are both free to use.

  • Where: 2476 Mt. Newton X Road
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Dickens Public House

Rumoured to be the only pub in downtown Sidney with a pool table, Dickens Public House has a quality table that will only cost you $1.50 to play on.

  • Where: 2280 Beacon Ave
  • Hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Friday -Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Six Mile Pub

On your next trip out to the Thetis Lake area consider stopping in at Six Mile Pub for a game of pool.

With two tables to choose from at just $1.25, the wait times can be a lot shorter here at times, meaning more games for you and your squad.

  • Where: 494 Island Hwy
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Bar & Grill

If you find yourself in Langford and searching for a pub with a pool table, check out the Metropolitan Bar & Grill. You will find a quality pool table here that will set you back $1.25 a game.

  • Where: 829 McCallum Road
  • Hours: Everyday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ma Miller’s Pub

Ma Miller’s is a cozy pub with a pool table you can use for an even $1 a game. They have darts for their patrons too.

  • Where: 2903 Sooke Lake Road
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

17 Mile House

17 Mile House may be a little far outside of Victoria but for those who like to get out of the city on their days off, this pub is a great spot to stop for a game of pool.

Besides their reputable service, their one pool table is entirely free to play!

  • Where: 5126 Sooke Road
  • Hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Buffy’s Pub

For those who live in Sooke or have friends out that way, you don’t need to come all the way into the city to find a pool table.

Buffy’s Pub has one for just $1.50 a game. They also have soft tip darts and a gaming license.

  • Where: 6858 W Coast Road
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • Thursday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    • Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Renfrew Pub

This is our bonus pub. If you want to explore the rugged coast of the southern island, you will probably end up in Port Renfrew, and if you end up there you have to visit the Renfrew Pub.

There is a pool table here for you to enjoy for just $1.

  • Where: 17310 Parkinson Road
  • Hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.