Bar 500
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Bar500 is located in the lobby of The Oswego, offering West Coast cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, with our renowned Resident Chef. Start your evening with a custom cocktail created by master mixologist Sean Myers and his team of highly skilled industry leaders.


Bar500 is a cocktail bar and restaurant located at the Oswego Hotel featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night bar service.
We specialize in small plates, live music, and locally produced items: Wild-caught seafood from down the road, vermouth made in Esquimalt, and wine produced and bottled in Duncan – we love our island!
Come enjoy a delicious cocktail in the cozy lounge or on our sunny patio.
Open Wednesday – Sunday with daily happy hours, music on Thursday’s, wine night Wednesdays, and Edie Dapont every other Sunday!
Bar500 does not take reservations and seats on a first come first serve basis with a waitlist for peak hours.


Evenings at Bar 500 highlight the finest globally inspired sharing plates along with truly inspired and authentic beverages. Our chef will tempt your taste buds with food locally sourced and foraged that will be combined into truly delectable plates unlike any others in Victoria. The focus of our bar is on providing you with the perfect glass of wine, incredible cocktail, or local draught beer to perfectly match your meal.


Innovative & Classic


Locally Foraged Western Fare




Wed-Sun: 9 am-10 pm
Breakfast: 8:30 am-11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 pm-  3 pm
Happy Hour: 3 pm- 6 pm
Tapas until 7 pm
Bar Service until 10 pm

Contact Us

Phone: 250.410.2085
Email: Reservations 


Located in The Oswego Hotel
500 Oswego Street
Victoria, BC V8V 5C1

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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • Spent a couple of nights at the Oswego Hotel and sought out their sunny patio for a relaxing meal. We eat out a lot and this was one of the best meals we've had in Victoria. They have a tidy menu of things that they do very well. The fish was outstanding, the chicken sandwich was unlike any other. If you like good food made with fresh local ingredients, you will love what they can produce. The service was Top notch too. Our waiter was passionate about what they put on the menu each day and how they go about sourcing their ingredients. I'm reluctant to review this as I fear we might not get a table when I visit next, but we will be back as often as we can to Bar 500.

    Byron Fritzler
  • Went for the Thursday night jazz yesterday (5-7 pm) and they had a guest vocal artist who was really amazing! Great dinner and cocktail too and beautiful room. I'll be back now that I know about it!

    Veryan Angus
  • Very enjoyable meal. Three-course meal beautifully presented and every course delicious. Really appreciate the seasonal local grilled cabbage salad. The ravioli may be the best we've had. Nice work Chef and attentive servers.

    Pam Hartling