Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

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56 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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Casual
We serve honest, regional food with local craft beer and premium BC wine on tap. Our beer and wine program is the most innovative draft menu program of its kind, comprised of a selection of premium BC products that features custom collaborations with local purveyors.

Our restaurant is located at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre West in downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour district. Look for the Douglas Coupland Digital Orca sculpture and our vast patio with 300 waterfront patio seats and large red umbrellas. If you are interested in private dining, we have a spectacular private waterfront room, called the Barrel Room, overlooking the inlet. We look forward to serving you!

Offers

Every Day Happy Hour

Starting Jun 2, 2020·Mon-Thu 15:00-18:00

Enjoy some of our favourite dishes starting at $4 along with special pricing on BC craft beer, BC wine, and cocktails! Happy Hour is available every day from 3pm-6pm + 9pm-close.

What 56 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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melanie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food and drinks were great, but service on the patio was terrible. We had to stop and ask our server to order food and every single drink. Never came by to check on our table once.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This has become the place to have Friday lunch for the three of us. Location on a sunny day can't be beat. The food is always excellent - and a great variety reasonably priced. Our server was outstanding, always available but not intrusive. My only issue last Friday was a family table across from us with two children who could not be controlled - running around and shouting at each other. Other than that? Perfection.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing staff, made us feel so comfortable in these covud times. Wonderful dinner out.

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JulianB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

great casual spot with lots of good beers and a great location!

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Staff friendly and efficient.

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Tawnc
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Pretty good prices, service was horrible. Couldn’t track down our server, had to order from multiple people.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Could have been a perfect evening except for social distancing.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place and so happy to go back after Covid-19 closures! Staff is super friendly, atmosphere is great, and food/menu is awesome. Servers went above and beyond to make our experience memorable!

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BradP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t ask for more. The setting, service and food was all outstanding. We’ll be back many more times.

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Yg12
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

good place to hang out, good food, good music, and fast service.

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RJS2017
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

We went for lunch and were very happy with the wings and the fish and chips. Clean, lots of 'separation', and cheerful staff.

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EricA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

PB&J Burger was Phenomenal, Service was excellent. The view was worth 1,000,000

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CPSI
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu with a group of 7. Food is nice and service is good. Definitely will go back again.

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GregC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Fast and friendly.

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Magster
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this location. Good food and service. Good view of the harbour.

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SteakGuy
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around!

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Amituofo
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were at Tap & Barrel Convention Centre recently during our attendance to a business event. To our surprise, the food was great, service attentive, it wasn't too noisy, we had a great, enjoyable time combining business with pleasure. Thank you Amituofo! 😊🌺🙏

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GirlsfromCanada10
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service!!

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KenM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy visiting the Tap & Barrel. This location is special and will be even more so in the summer with the exterior patio space in use!

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AlexT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was really great but the service was terrible. The waiter had no personality and acted like he didnt want to be there. Didnt pay attention to us and we had to ask other members of the staff to be able to get our bill to be able to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I have been here before for drinks in the evening and my experience was much better. We had brunch and the food was less than mediocre. I had the eggs benny with pulled bacon and my partner had chicken and waffles. We split the meals and neither of us found the food any good. We definitely wouldn’t go for brunch again. The service was also poor and slow. Had to ask for numerous things and stop other servers for service. Overall it wasn’t a good experience. The most positive aspect was the ambiance. That was good.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We always come here for family birthdays. Everyone at the table felt the food portions were smaller than usual.

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Kailey
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good Happy Hour, really like their wings! Staff were really nice and allowed us to still order even though we arrived 5 minutes before the happy hour menu cutoff. Would definitely go back :)

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Ak17
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was awesome. Some of the best burgers we’ve had. The service was good but we had to wait a little long to order.

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TessD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It’s disappointing to be so close to the water but not be able to see it. You are overlooking the Jack Poole plaza instead. The pub itself is fine. Just “fine”.

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JeffP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had limited time prior to Canucks game and server was excellent in accommodating this...she was friendly as well. Atmosphere was great - beautiful setting on the water, and restaurant is nicely laid out. I have to believe the outdoor tables are spectacular when the weather is nice. I had blackened chicken on a bun which was great, and a green salad which was tasty as well but too small for my liking. Good selection of beers. Happy to recommend Tap & Barrel for anyone looking for a great casual dining experience.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is consistent, this location gets busy so a reservation is a good idea.

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SharonM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I must say that service is really important to me, and our server was excellent. She checked back to see if all was okay, and if we needed anything else, etc. I was really impressed. You will forgot what you ate, but you never forget if you got good service. A+

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bis2cav
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a really great selection of beer. Love going here.

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Lianne
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We met on a rainy Sunday for brunch. We had a super friendly and lovely server named Monet. I remember her name as it was so pretty.
She was very busy as the place filled up with big groups. She was attentive when needed. Thanked us for being patient...we were there to chill and have a yummy brunch . I reccomend the avocado toast. Brunch and conversation which were both wonderful.
Cheers to Tap n Barrel for a fabulous staff member in Monet💜

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Nancy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The pretzals were soft and warm, the quac and salsa fresh. Delicious!!!
Such a variety of drinks, including 2 ciders. The BC was very nice.

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IanG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Oen drink came in a glass with a significant chip on the rim of the glass. We had to call the waiter over - response - was "oh let me get you another one". No apology.

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vipEsperanzaV
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My salads and service very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely come back!

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DeniseH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The reservation was easy to make and the food and service were good. I just found the restaurant a little too loud and it was difficult to hear my table mates. Over all a fun and delicious experience.

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vipHoYeeL
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Really liked that every beer and cider choice was on tap. Didn't make the connection to this restaurant's name, but it's all good.

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vipJoey
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Met up with an ex colleague for lunch. We both had Tuna, Tuna Burger and I had the Spicy Tuna - both were very good. Excellent service also.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience of having Vancouver dine out. The cheese cake is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We ate there as a Dine Out Vancouver experience.
The food was your typical pub food. However, the location (by Convention Centre) made it really exciting.
We stayed with Dine Out menu and burgers as the main course. The food was good and so was the desert.
We felt it was a very good value.

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yesyes
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Booked for Dine Out but they did not give us a right menu. Ended up ordering from regular menu instead of trying out dine out.

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Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.3 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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