The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

The Moon Under Water Pub & BreweryThe Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
The Moon Under Water Pub & BreweryThe Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

350B Bay St
Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1P7
Canada

(250) 380-0706 | map
moonunderwater.ca

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
26
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
270
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
pDev:
5.46%
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Reviews by Beervana:
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jan 29, 2015
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kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited here twice as part of a multi brewery bus tours. The location was very convenient and the atmosphere was really cool (I liked all the historic local beer ads and labels they had on the wall). They had a nice range of beers. The hefe, the dunkel and the saison really stood out. The food I tried was tasty as well. Would like to visit here again on my own when there would be more time available.

Jan 13, 2020
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Bach_And_Beer97 from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 17, 2018
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited on a Sunday, just before dinner. A dance troupe was holding a fund raiser so the place was hopping.

V - A friendly atmosphere with the standard chalkboard for beers. Production area visible from the bar. Interesting, one set of taps did not have a drain below and the bartenders were using a plastic container to catch spillage. A towny place if I've ever been in one. Folks riding their bikes and getting growlers fills. 3.75

Q - Good variety of beers, but the beers I tried were nothing but average (Farmhouse IPA and Dime Bag). Great glassware, but issues with completely cleaning the glasses. Tap lines run overhead from a keg storage area in the production side of the facility. 3.5

Ser - Bartenders were friendly, nice and knowledgeable. 4.0

Sel - As noted above, a good selection. Something for everyone. 4.0

F - Burger was above average. Fries OK. 3.75

May 07, 2018
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Needmorebeer312 from Washington

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 17, 2018
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Jotora from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Mar 25, 2016
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ZachT from Canada (BC)

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Jan 03, 2016
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SDRedDevil from California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 21, 2015
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Corson from Canada (AB)

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 30, 2014
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Wednesday Dec10/14 (lunch time) travelling west on Bay St. arrive and halve no problem with traffic or parking (Bay St is kinda busy if travelling eastward.)
Seat ourselves by the fireplace and are quickly asked our drink orders , 2 Creepy Uncle Dunkelweizen & a Sticke Stout , after a glance at the menu , order a goat cheese salad , bbq chicken burger/fries & oyster burger/fries , after another Sticke Stout the food arrives , mom's salad is ok dressing not what she wanted , sister's burger/fries good two thumbs up , my oyster burger/fries good , fries thumbs up , butt the best was the Chocolate Stout cake for dessert , split three ways
(hey I got taken out for lunch , as an early birthday present) prost LampertLand

Dec 11, 2014
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SmacheyBC from Canada (BC)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Nov 06, 2014
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BarneyGumble from Canada (BC)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jul 26, 2014
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CWVegas from Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Jul 15, 2014
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EspressoGuy from Canada (BC)

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

For my money, MUW has perhaps the most consistent high quality lineup of beers in Victoria. Not flashy beers, not wacky fruity beers, not high alcohol beer bombs -- just good well balanced beers. And my veggie burger was good too -- it's steep at $13 but tasty and lots of above average fries. Good friendly service.

Now for the downside of MUW: the room itself is boring and completely uninspiring, like a pub from the early 80s. No patio, no window seats but then again would you really want to look at the industrial area surrounding the pub?

For me, I'll seek out their beers at other pubs or in the bottle.

Jul 13, 2014
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pontcanna from Canada (BC)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A note to indicate that the Moon Under Water is now under new ownership and the place is getting a makeover, beginning with the beer, which is now focused on German, rather than English styles (Weizenbock, Dunkel, Pilsner). These beers have been outstanding so far and there are often highly unusual casks on offer each Wednesday. Brewer Clay Potter got his degree in Edinburgh and has returned home to Victoria along with his fiancée Chelsea - they are very enthusiastic and have lots of plans to liven the place up. Now open Sundays as well - definitely worth a visit.

Nov 26, 2012
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery in Victoria, BC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 270 ratings