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Where to grab a cocktail in Victoria

Victoria has an impressive cocktail scene. The downtown core is home to many restaurants and bars that take the cocktail curation, creation, and presentation to the next level. As we make our way through the summer months and continue the beloved patio season, cocktails seem to taste better and better the warmer the weather gets. If you are looking for your next spot to try a handcrafted cocktail, we have you covered. Here’s our list of top places to grab a cocktail in Victoria:

8 restaurants with the best views in Victoria

Surrounded by ocean and mountain views, Victoria is an incredibly scenic city. Millions of tourists visit the capital city and region each year to take in the spectacular nature and historic architecture—and this can all be enjoyed while eating at some of Victoria’s best restaurants.

Where to grab a shaft in Victoria

As the go-to round for the table and the signature welcome cocktail for visitors, the shaft holds high-prestige in Victoria. While some claim that the drink originated in Calgary, Victoria locals insist that Victoria is the official origin story of the shaft. The shaft is a staple cocktail on all Victoria drink menus. The craze around the cocktail has led to many interesting and tasty variations of the classic. If you are a big fan of the shaft, then this is the article for you. We have put together our top suggestions of where you can grab a shaft in Victoria:

5 ideas for Father’s Day 2021

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a difficult task, but fear not as Tasting Victoria is here to help. From tender steaks to juicy burgers, one thing is certain: dads love food. This Father’s Day, show your appreciation for the ultimate foodie in your family with this list of Father’s Day gift ideas:

5 restaurants you must visit now that indoor dining is allowed

Finally, the time has come: indoor dining is back in BC. You can now enjoy tasty bites, cold beers, and craft cocktails inside at your favourite restaurants. It’s more essential now than ever to support Victoria’s fabulous restaurant industry, so in celebration of BC’s reopening plan, we have put together a list of five restaurants you can visit now.

10 hidden gem patios in Victoria

Patio season has officially arrived—good food, refreshing cocktails, and sunny days await. Whether you want to sit by the sea, catch some rays, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown, Victoria has a patio for you.

Eat, drink, and support local this spring and summer with our list of top Victoria hidden gem patios.

8 gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2021 in Victoria

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the special women in our lives. Whether you are looking for a gift for your mom, your wife, or both, this list of decadent sweets, afternoon teas, and savoury grazing boxes are sure to dazzle the wonderful mothers in your life.

To make Mother’s Day a little bit easier, we have put together a list of tasty brunch menus and our top gift ideas for Mother’s Day this year

Westshore must-try patios this spring and summer

After what has felt like the longest winter, spring is here. It’s finally time to retire the sweaters and embrace the warmth of a West Coast spring. Whether you live in Colwood, Langford, or Sooke—or you want to explore outside of your neighbourhood—the Westshore has many fantastic patios to visit. From local beer and handcrafted cocktails to casual bites and West Coast-inspired dishes, there is a lot of great food and drinks to discover.

With another spring spent staying local and with our bubbles, ring in the warmer weather and sunny days with our list of top Westshore patios.