Monday, March 4, 2024

13 saucy spots to get the best wings in and around Greater Victoria


While wing night isn’t what it used to be, one thing we can all agree on is that they’re pretty damn delicious.

Whether you’re a university student celebrating another semester with your friends or just an avid lover of wing night, there’s no doubt Victorians love their wings!

Last week, Victoria Buzz took to Facebook to ask readers their opinions on where the best wing spots are in town and the results didn’t disappoint.

With nearly 400 responses, we’ve narrowed it down to 13 suggestions based on the number of people that recommended the same spot.

Without further ado, these 13 restaurants throughout Greater Victoria are serving delicious chicken wings plus vegan alternatives that will leave you ordering in seconds:

Four Mile Brew Pub

As the most voted chicken wing hub in Victoria, Four Mile serves a pound of hot, blue moon, honey szechuan, or dry garlic chicken wings. 

  • Where: Four Mile Brew Pub, 199 Island Hwy
  • When: Sunday to Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Bucky’s Taphouse 

Bucky’s Taphouse topped the list as the second-most popular restaurant serving wings according to local fans.

  • Where: Bucky’s Taphouse, 2668 Sooke Road
  • When:  
    • Tuesday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Taking third place, at Heckler’s, you’re guaranteed to get a bang for your buck with their Wednesday and Sunday wing special, $8 per order.

Here you’ll be able to enjoy hilarious comedy shows while feasting on a variety of 50 different flavours!

  • Where: Hecklers Bar and Grill, 123 George Street
  • When: 
    • Monday to Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Wednesday to Saturday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    • Sunday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Chicken 649

Established in 2017, Chicken 649 has been dedicated to serving some of the best Korean fried chicken you’ll find in Victoria.

At chicken 649, winger lovers have a choice of 649 original, Korean Sweet and spicy sauce, Soy garlic or sweet honey.

You can get these as 8 or 16 pieces or opt for the Half & Half mixing two signature flavours! 

  • Where: Chicken 649, 2224 Quadra Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Monkey Tree Pub

If you’re in a pinch for time and can’t make Wednesday wings, the Monkey Tree pub serves their classic baker’s dozen special on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 12 wings for $14.

Featuring 14 different flavours: buffalo, dry pepper, blue moon, jalapeño, honey garlic, teriyaki, maple bourbon bbq, salt ‘n pepper, Sweet Thai, lemon pepper, honey hot, honey mustard, Cajun, Gord’s Spicy Hot Chili.

  • Where: Monkey Tree Pub, 4025 Borden Street
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Monday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Moon Under Water

Known for their spicy Blue Cheese wings, the wings at Moon Under Water do not disappoint!

To top it all off, the Wednesday Wing special starts after 5 p.m. and features 1 pound of wings for $10.95 

  • Where: Moon Under Water pub, 350 Bay Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Waddling Dog Pub

Voted one of the best pubs in Victoria in 2019 and 2020, their name lives up to the status.

With the purchase of a drink, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of half priced wings on Wednesdays starting at 4 p.m. or on weekends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Where: Waddling Dog Pub, 2476 Mount Newton Cross Road
  • When: Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m to 11 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Known for their Burritos, Boom Town holds no grudge against the chicken wing! Here you’ll find a mix of flavours including, sweet and spicy glaze, cilantro, scallions, and sesame all for $12

  • Where: Boom Town, 950 Yates Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Leopold’s Tavern

Known for their Tajin wings, Leopold’s Tavern offers a selection of traditional, boneless, cauliflower and plant-based wings with 16 different flavours!

If you stop by on Wednesday you can enjoy their wing special for $9 a basket. 

  • Where: Leopold’s Tavern, 570 Yates Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.


The Fernwood Inn

The chicken wing flavours at Fernwood are to dine for! Featuring teriyaki, roast garlic and honey, Frank’s Red Hot, whiskey bbq, lemon pepper and their staff favourite, hot honey garlic.

  • Where: Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue
  • When: 
    • Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

5th Street

What some call the best blue moon chicken wings in town, 5th street serves wings that’ll leave you ordering seconds.

  • Where: 5th Street, 1028 Hillside Avenue
  • When: Monday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.,Thursday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Tartan Toque

Featuring a growing list of 27 sauces, the Tartan Toque is a premier hub for wing lovers. 

  • Where: Tartan Toque, 1507 Pandora Avenue
  • When: 
    • Monday and Tuesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sabhai Thai 

Also known as Peeg Gai Tod on their menu, at Sabhai Thai guests will enjoy one pound of marinated chicken wings lightly fried & smothered in sweet chili-garlic sauce!

  • Where: Sabhai Thai Restaurant, 2800 Jacklin Road
  • When: 
    • Tuesday to Friday 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Friday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Sundays 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Know of another hot spot? Let us know in the comment section below!

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