Evening Activities

Relax With Some Jazz

Overlooking our stately gardens, the richly appointed Bengal Lounge offers not only a delicious curry lunch and dinner buffet but also an impressive international a la carte menu. Cocktail and martini aficionados will appreciate our vast selection of signature drinks. Enjoy live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights in the Bengal Lounge. Melt into one of our luxurious leather couches, sip one of our signature martinis and enjoy the music.

Local Pubs / Nightlife

Spinnakers is Canada’s oldest brewpub and a pioneer of North American craft brewing. Spinnakers not only boast fabulous brews, but also extraordinary views of the inner harbor and amazing local fare (pacific west coast). 308 Catherine Street.

Swan’s is a warm & friendly Brewpub alive with unique character, comfortable heritage surroundings of oak, original brick as well as stunning one of a kind display of original artwork and First Nations’ Carvings. 506 Pandora Avenue.

Canoe Brewpub is a great spot to either enjoy the patio overlooking the harbor, the indoor bar and/or the restaurant. 450 Swift Street.

Other Pubs / Lounges of interest

Irish Times Pub beautifully restored Heritage building featuring live music nightly. 1200 Government Street

The Stickey Wicket and Rooftop offers a sports pub, games room, and dance club with rooftop volleyball all within the same building. 919 Douglas Street.

Darcy’s very popular Irish Pub with a house band. 1127 Wharf Street.

The Mint Lounge/ Restaurant has a live dj and eastern Asia inspired menu. 1414 Douglas Street.

Smith’s English Pub with dj and sports broadcasts. Caters to University crown on weekends. Courtney and Blanshard Street.

Empress Room

Dinner in the Empress Room showcases the finest ingredients that British Columbia and Vancouver Island have to offer – fresh seafood, artisan cheeses and farm fresh produce. Complete your culinary experience with a sumptuous dessert selection.


Just want to stay in for the evening and enjoy a movie? What a great way to take advantage of your lavishly appointed guestroom. Get cozy in your Fairmont Empress robe and enjoy snacks or a light dinner from our extensive In Room Dining menu. Take in a current release on pay per view in the comfort of your room.


Victoria is a food lover’s paradise. We boast the second most number of restaurants per capita in all of North America. You don’t have to walk far to stumble on wonder, award winning restaurants. These include:

Il Terrazzo  361-0028 
555 Johnson St. - 10 min. walk

Matisse  480-0883 
512 Yates St. - 10 min. walk

Brasserie L’Ecole  475-6260   
1715 Government St. - 15 min. walk

Cafe Brio  383-0009   
944 Fort St. - 15 min. walk

Camille’s  381-3433   
45 Bastion Square - 5 min. walk

Pescatore’s  385-4512   
614 Humboldt St. - 2 min. walk

Blue Crab  480-1999   
146 Kingston St. - 10 min. walk

J & J Wonton Noodle House  383-0680   
1012 Fort St. - 15 min. walk

Don Mee’s  383-1032   
538 Fisgard St. - 15 min. walk

Japanese Village (Teppan)  382-5165   
734 Broughton St. - 5 min. walk

Senzushi  385-4320   
940 Fort St. - 15 min. walk

Bengal Lounge (Fine Curry Buffet)  384-8111                     
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