Victoria’s Live Country Music Venue
Open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, the Duke has established itself as one of Victoria’s premier live music venues. The Duke also opens its doors for special events, including catered private parties, sporting events, and special shows.
Why a country bar in Victoria? It wasn’t as a novelty – it was out of necessity! Over a four year period, the monthly Gone Country at Upstairs Cabaret established itself as one of the most anticipated events in the city. Following the massive success of these themed nights, the decision was made to open up a permanent country music venue. The Duke Saloon opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 17th, 2014, in what has become one of the most memorable nights in Victoria nightlife history.
The Duke Saloon was born into an old brick building originally constructed in 1902 for the BC Electric Company to house its street cars. This space has been home to a variety of nightlife locales over the years, before finally becoming the saloon it is today. Along with neighbourhood businesses such as Anian and Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., the Duke has established itself at the centre of one of downtown Victoria’s up-and-coming districts.
The Duke Saloon is proud to be a promoter of rising country music acts, including local bands like Bucko and Toad, the County Line, and the Tumblin’ Dice. We can guarantee that every Friday, and Saturday evening there will be a talented group of artists taking the Jim Beam Stage to bring you awesome live tunes.
Come on by and check out the Duke’s nightly drink features, including a variety of local craft beer, signature cocktails, and a wide selection of bourbons. For more details stay tuned to the Duke’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Duke Saloon is a proud member of the Frontier Group, a family that includes both Darcy’s Pub locations and Upstairs Cabaret.
Make your way down to the Duke whenever you get the chance. Treat yourself to a drink or two and enjoy some incredible music. We’re always happy to see you.