Bar 500

View menu items and specials for Bar 500 in Victoria BC. Located at the stylish Oswego Hotel steps, from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Bar 500

View menu items and specials for Bar 500 in Victoria BC. Located at the stylish Oswego Hotel steps, from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

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Cereal Milk Shaft (V,DF)
Corn Pop infused Almond Milk, Espresso, Kahlua.
7
Classic Mimosa
Grapefruit or Orange.
7
Original Prairie Caesar
Vodka, Gin or Tequila. Island Jerky, spicy pickle. Always muddy.
7

Breakfast

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Yogurt Parfait (V,GF)
House made granola, cinnamon, yogurt, nuts, raisins, fresh fruit, island berry compote.
10
Breakfast Hash (G,DF)
Carne del giorno, peppers, onion, Bomba bbq sauce, two Lockwood Farms poached eggs eggs, fried potatoes.
20
Ricotta & Lemon Pancake (V)
Wild blueberry preserve, whipped mascarpone, Canadian maple.
18
Breakfast Sandwich
Candied bacon, fried Lockwood Farms egg, smoked cheddar, leaf lettuce, honey brioche bun. Fried potatoes.
15
Salmon Gravlax
House cured Gravlax, everything bagel, dill cream cheese, fried capers, pickled red onion. House seasoned fries.
21
Chicken & Waffle
Fried chicken breast, housemade 'nduja hot sauce, smoked cheddar & scallion waffle, Canadian maple syrup.
20
Hot Chicken Sandwich
House ‘Nduja hot sauce, leaf lettuce, smoked gorgonzola crema, honey brioche bun.
17
Americano Breakfast
Two Lockwood Farms eggs, Working Culture toast, bacon, fried potatoes.
15

Dinner

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Bread & Olive Oil
Working Culture
bread, extra virgin olive oil.
6
Insalata Cavolo
Local kale & cabbage, chickpeas, roasted grapes, carrot, scallions, sunflower seed dressing.
16
Insalata Mista
City’s Edge Farm mixed greens, spring vegetables, balsamic, olive oil, oregano.
16
Cheese & Charcuterie
Chef’s curated selection of meats and cheeses with seasonal accompaniments.
30
Swimming Scallops
Vancouver Island pink swimming scallops, tomato, garlic, chili, fennel, spicy bomba calabrese, Working Culture bread.
17

House Made Pasta

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Raviolini
Roasted zucchini & provolone piccante stuffed pasta, peperonata, corn, dill, dried tomato, asiago mezzano.
27
Farfalle “alla Norma”
Pasta butterflies, tomato passata, garlic, basil, crispy eggplant, Parmigiano Reggiano.
27
Strozzapreti
“Priest strangler” pasta, Sooke River oyster mushrooms, shallots, parsley, garlic, marsala.
28

Secondo

Lamb Spiedino
Grilled lamb skewer, charred eggplant & chickpea hummus, agrodolce, pomegranate, marinated fennel & cucumber salad.
32
Accidental Catch of the Day
Pan roasted skate wing, butter bean tomato ragu, pickled sea asparagus.
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Porchetta
Slow roasted sausage stuffed pork belly, guanciale & grape sugo, fried polenta, local greens.
32

Dolci

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Dolce Del Giorno
Feature dessert.
10

Cocktails

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Gran Paradiso
Genepì, gin, vermouth, lemon, rosemary, lovage.
15
New York Sour
Bourbon, lemon, egg whites, red wine float.
15
Honeymoon Bay Mojito
Rum, spruce syrup, mint, lime, soda.
15
Barrel Aged Old Fashioned
Bourbon, demerara, orange + Angostura bitters.
15

Happy Hour

Friday & Saturday 3-5 PM

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Drinks

Aperol Spritz10
Seasonal Cocktail12
Narrative Sparkling Rose9
Whistle Buoy Draught 6.5
Windfall Rose Cider 6.5

All Happy Hour Snacks $6

Salumi
Chef’s choice of daily sliced cured meat.
Formaggi
Chef’s choice of daily cheese.
House Pickled Vegetables
Chef’s choice.
Olives
House marinated olives.
Kale & Chickpea Salad
House marinated vegetables.
Bread & Oil
Working Culture bread, extra virgin olive oil.
Potato Chips & Dip
House-made sea salt, vinegar and seasonal spice mix, salsa di cetrioli.
Popcorn
Nutritional yeast, kelp, chili flakes.
Ahmed's Hummus
Housemade hummus, Rustic Bakery sourdough crackers.
Fried Eggplant Polpette
Roasted eggplant balls, agrodolce sweet & sour dipping sauce.

Hours

Open Wednesday to Sunday 8:30 am to 1 pm for Brunch

Open 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 

Location

Bar 500 is 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