This unusually named, 320-seat pub has an interesting history. In 1885, the Bank of British Columbia completed building a branch at this downtown location, and in 1903, poet Robert Service worked for the bank before moving on to the Yukon and gaining fame as a writer. Today, there are 30 beers on tap, 10 of which come from breweries less than two miles from the pub. Try a pint of Driftwood Farmhand Saison, a Belgian-inspired ale, or one of the acclaimed brews from locals like Hoyne, Phillips, or Lighthouse. (Phillips produces the Bard and Banker's signature Phillips Service 1904.) Flights of four Victoria beers are offered daily, and pints from the rest of Vancouver Island are featured every Monday. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and thin-crust pizza, but this is a good place to go English and order shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, or fish and chips. The pub hosts local musicians and bands every night, and on Sundays, an acoustic session often showcases the room's grand piano.