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Oz Kafe is a great spot for a late-night drink with a pinch of live music...
One of the pioneers of ‘tavern chic ’, Bily Kun is a favorite local hangout upstairs of which, O Patro Vys is a performing-arts hall that features anything from electronic installations to Patagonian song and Haïku ...
Across from the Village Gondola base, this trad resto-bar leans toward pasta and pizza but has a good international bottled-beer menu. Among the BC drafts, the Russell Cream Ale is recommended.
Additional attractions like the human-sized MegaMaze and House of Blues concerts at the Molson Amphitheatre cost extra. Discounted passes may be available after 5pm and for grounds-only admission.
This gay entertainment complex looks big enough to get lost in. There’s La Track , a popular disco-bar with a leather boutique, and the Mississippi Club for dancing, live cabaret and drag shows.
The pint-sized Cumberland 4 multiplex screens a mix of independent films and hand-picked, left-of-centre Hollywood releases. There is a slightly more mainstream branch at The Beaches.
Backtrack to Petersburg, turn left onto Notre Dame Dr and head north into St Agatha. Kennedy’s is an Irish pub with a lively atmosphere and honest pints – mayhem on St Patrick’s Day!
From Petersburg, take Snyders Rd west to Baden to find hand-painted ceiling tiles, an 1891 oak bar and ornamental beer taps in this impressive redbrick edifice. Cozy, family vibes.
Take Hwy 7/8 west from Kitchener to Petersburg’s Georgian-style inn, built in 1848; a smokin’ place for live blues, Tuesday-night jams and tasty pints of Blue Moon Pilsner.
The 880-seat St Lawrence Centre for the Arts functions as a second, larger venue for CanStage , and also hosts dance, classical and contemporary music, opera, operetta and musicals.
SoMa’s Royal Canadian Legion is where the seniors and local coolsters share the dinged tables, shuffleboard and cheap beers. Don’t miss Wednesday’s karaoke night.
This old Village favorite features not only a club and pub but kitsch Bamboo bar, pool tables and rooftop terrace.
It's hard to get much better than cheap, small-league summer evening ballgames by the river in Canwest Stadium.
In the Portage Place mall, this community-based group stages innovative and challenging productions.
This polished Irish pub hosts an older crowd and offers Irish and Newfoundland music six nights per week.
UVic's Cinecenta is where old classics and curiosities rub shoulders on a nightly changing schedule.
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