Bar 500
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Sunday Jazz Nights 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Enjoy music over dinner and relax with a Bar 500 signature cocktail

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Bar 500 is focused on building relationships and memories through the shared and intimate dining experience. What we all really crave is the experience of being with friends and family around a table sharing the best of food and beverage. This friends and family centred approach to dining has inspired our dining space and our menu.


Start your day the right way, whether it’s a traditional eggs and bacon or an exceptional ricotta pancake. Breakfast is balanced with phenomenal Vancouver Island coffee. We’ve partnered with Foglifters Coffee Roasters in Shawinigan Lake and feature their incredible brand of coffee and espresso. Pair it with a breakfast or grab one to go with a house-made pastry. You can’t miss! Brunch is served from 8:30 – 1.



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




Monday & Tuesday:
8:30 am to 12 pm Cafe service only
Wednesday to Sunday:
8:30 am to 1 pm for Brunch
Thursday to Saturday:
5 pm to 9 pm for Dinner
Happy Hour:
Friday & Saturday 3 pm to 5 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