Where to find bountiful bubbly in Victoria

If you’re looking to be refreshed and feel sophisticated at the same time, there is no better drink than champagne. With a variety of quality and price options available, it’s helpful to have guidance. Victoria is chock full of venues with knowledgeable staff ready to help you find that perfect glass of bubbly, and celebrate in style.

The Bengal Lounge

1
721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

This is one of the undeniably classic venues of Victoria, located in the beautiful Fairmont Empress hotel. You’ll find it all: impeccable service, views of the B.C. parliament building and an incomparable atmosphere complete with old-fashioned ceiling fans, plush leather sofas and a tiger skin hanging on the wall. As for champagne, there’s everything from local bubbly to Dom Perignon.

Stage Wine Bar Ltd

2
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1R9

Stage Wine Bar is located in happening Fernwood. The atmosphere is sophisticated, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the decor is hip but relaxed in true West Coast style. Grab one of their delicious small plates. With a focus on local, you can find B.C.’s own Blue Mountain Brut here.

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar

3
Upr 536 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8

The motto here is “things are so much better with bubbles.” What more needs to be said? Come here for a glass of Veuve Clicquot on its own, or pair it with oysters. Try downstairs for lunch and upstairs for dinner; wooden floors and red brick give it a comfortable, warm vibe, and the menu is consistently excellent.

Vis-a-Vis

4
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G5

Located in Oak Bay Village, the food and drink offered at Vis-à-Vis has the relaxed and refined feel of its neighbourhood. Come in for a glass after an afternoon walk by the sea, or wait until the lights are dimmed and the candles come out. The Pierre Sparr comes highly recommended.

Veneto Tapa Lounge

5
1450 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2G1

The bartenders are in bow ties and suspenders here. While this signifies an ironic stance in certain locales, at the Veneto Tapa Lounge, the bartenders are sincere about their interest in your drinking experience. The champagne selection isn’t huge, but it’s high quality. Pair it with one of their renowned tapas plates.

Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar

6
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2

Come here for the fantastic, 18th-floor views of Victoria Harbour and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Pair the view with one of the five different champagnes available. Top it all of with some of the finest Canadian regional cuisine around. The savvy staff will help find the right combination for you. On weekend nights, there’s even live music.

Fiamo Italian Kitchen

7
515 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K7

Fiamo offers you three dining rooms depending on your mood: upbeat, relaxed or group-style. There are red-checkered cloths on the table, and the vibe reflects a passionate Italian love of food and wine. They like their locals here – come check out the Summerhill Cipes for some B.C. brut.

Clive's Classic Lounge

8
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2

Located on the lobby level of the Chateau Victoria hotel, this is a spot beloved by locals. The staff here want you to have a good time, and they have the champagne to make it happen. There are full meals available as well as small plates. Come for the fun decor, the camaraderie and the bottles of Louis Roederer.

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