VICTORIA’S PREMIERE COUNTRY MUSIC VENUE
502 DISCOVERY STREET
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BC Government mandated restrictions enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic have regrettably caused The Duke Saloon to temporarily close its doors. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen during Phase 4 of BC’s Reopen Plan.
Stay safe and keep it country.
We can’t wait until the day we can be back, serving up frosty Hey Y’Alls and Friday Jameson shots. In the meantime, head on over to Darcy’s Pub or Darcy’s Pub Westshore and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.
Under normal circumstances, The Duke Saloon would be open every Friday and Saturday night, as well as long weekend Sundays and various other dates for special events. However, BC Government restrictions mandated due to the COVID-19 Pandemic have caused us to temporarily close our doors. We look forward to getting up and running again during Phase 4 of BC’s Reopen Plan. In the meantime, here’s how The Duke came to be the venue we’ve come to love:
We opened the doors to The Duke Saloon on August 17th, 2014, in what was to become one of the most memorable nights in Victoria nightlife history. You may ask why we decided to open up a country bar here in Victoria? It was out of necessity. Over a four year period we hosted monthly Gone Country nights at our sister venue, Upstairs Cabaret. As Gone Country evolved into one of the most anticipated events in the city, the decision was made to open a permanent country music venue.
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 undergoing a massive renovation to birth the venue you see today. Along with neighbourhood businesses such as Canoe Brewpub 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 Fox & Hound, Bryce Allan, The County Line, Chris Eriksen Co., and The Tumblin’ Dice. When we were running, we could guarantee that every Friday, and Saturday evening there would be a talented group of artists taking the Jim Beam Stage to bring you awesome live tunes.
The Duke Saloon is a proud member of the Frontier Group, a family that includes both Darcy’s Pub locations, Frontier Food Catering, and Upstairs Cabaret.
We can’t wait until the day we can open our doors and have full dance floors and incredible live music. In the meantime, go by Darcy’s Pub and Darcy’s Pub Westshore for a bite and a drink. Stay safe and keep it country. We miss you all.