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Canadian Music Venues

Upstairs Cabaret

15 Bastion Square, Victoria BC



Victoria’s famed Bastion Square is home to the renowned Darcy’s Pub, but just up the stairs you’ll find the fittingly named Upstairs Cabaret. Previously called Harpo’s, the stage is known among the locals as Victoria’s premier nightclub. Fridays and Saturdays are for the dance floor, with DJs playing Top 40 and electronic hits all night, while Thursdays bring live music to Upstairs Cabaret every week.

On nights where Upstairs Cabaret welcomes different bands and artists, concertgoers have seen impressive acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, Run the Jewels, Hannah Georgas, Rusko, and Hopsin.

Upstairs Cabaret is situated in Victoria’s iconic Bastion Square. The club is a general admission, standing venue with a VIP section that guests can reserve that includes bottle service, separate security, a personal server, and VIP host. Upstairs Cabaret also keeps a wide selection of local craft beers in rotation.