Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bankers Diner

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We came across this beautiful regal bank building and were
 surprised they turned it into a restaurant.

In front of the building there is a small black board with

Angus Beef burgers
Fish and chips
BLT Sandwiches
Deli Style Turkey Sandwiches
The finishing on the building was lovely

And guess what?
The sign above it says it is a Scottish Pub since 2008.
It's on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC.

It has 30 different beers on tap
 live music Wednesday thru Saturday .
Now that sounds like a party :)
McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave.

"S'cuse me," said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done. "What was that all about?"

"Nothing," said the Irishman, "my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."


A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional booth and sits down but says nothing.

The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention but the drunk continues to sit there.

Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall.

The drunk mumbles, "Ain't no use knockin, there's no paper on this side either."


Six retired Irishmen were playing poker in O'Leary's apartment when Paddy Murphy loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest and drops dead at the table. Showing respect for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing standing up.

Michael O'Connor looks around and asks, "Oh, me boys, someone got's to tell Paddy's wife... who will it be?"

They draw straws. Paul Gallagher picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet, be gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse.

"Discreet? I'm the most discreet Irishmen you'll ever meet. Discretion is me middle name. Leave it to me."

Gallagher goes over to Murphy's house and knocks on the door. Mrs. Murphy answers and asks what he wants. Gallagher declares, "Your husband just lost $500 and is afraid to come home."

"Tell him to drop dead!", says Murphy's wife.

"I'll go tell him," says Gallagher.



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. it looks just like our banks here in Eastbourne!! Love the name of the restaurant above the front door "Bard and Banker"!!

Cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

thanks Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Butterfly - your post made me smile. I can't comment cause I don't hear the robot words. Most of my life has been an open book because I like being able to look people in the eye. If I lied, liar would be written on my forehead so I never also you can tell a lot about other people when you can look them in the eye. It is not for nothing they say the eyes are the windows to your soul.
When it comes to sin, most of life is sinful from the moment you open your eyes in the morning. So I wouldn't be too hard on myself.
You can only do your best and learn from your mistakes. This is why we are on our living journey but there are so many other journeys we will still have to take.xoxoxox

Akelamalu said...

I like the sound of the menu and the 30 different beers!

Diana said...

Thanks again my friend, my husband is home on vacation and you've given us both some good morning laughs!!
That bank building was beautiful, I love old buildings like that.
Love Di ♥

....Petty Witter said...

Amazing the buildings that are being turned into restaurants, here in England its old churches.

Gattina said...

Good idea to transform a bank into a restaurant, I am sure you can't eat on credit there, lol !

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu - So do I. My husband likes the dark one. lol

A Lady's Life said...

Welcome Diana

A Lady's Life said...

Petty - They do a lot with old buildings in Victoria. Amazing.

A Lady's Life said...

Gattina I am sure you could get a small loan there lol

George said...

That is some diner that you found. The building is definitely very impressive. I like the story of the poker-playing Irishmen.