Wind Cries Mary bar and restaurant

Wind Cries Mary


A Nautical Bar & Restaurant Takes Shape

Owner Jesse Dame had a vision for a cozy and approachable farm-to-table restaurant that would reflect the highest standards of modern dining while harkening back to Victoria’s port town past.

Wind Cries Mary Nautical Bar front

Located in a heritage building in Bastion Square, the space came with exposed brick walls and an inviting courtyard patio. Working with Bidgood + Co, we were tasked with transforming this blank slate into a warm and welcoming 75-seat restaurant. After expanding the kitchen, we began building the main room’s focal point: the wrap-around bar made of wood and marble with a steel canopy for storing and displaying the restaurant’s large collection of wine and spirits. We custom built leather seating, including a semicircle of tufted leather seats for the highly covetable private booth. To achieve the nautical theme, we used vintage light fixtures and applied bespoke wallpaper patterned with billowing grey clouds. The end result is a functional, comfortable, and polished space.

Project Details






Victoria, BC


Design build; general contracting


Bidgood + Co. Interiors


Doran Musgrove Architect


H.I. Mechanical; Island Metal Craft; CHF Contracting; Floform Countertops

Cozy and approachable Wind Cries Mary restaurant
Farm-to-table restaurant that would reflect the highest standards of modern dining
Detailed barometer wall decoration in Nautical Bar
Large collection of wine and spirits in a Nautical Bar