Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

25 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Scenic View
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am

Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 235-9827
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Our private dining room boasts breathtaking views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains. Seating up to 40 people or standing functions up to 70 people. We also offer set menus with different dining styles. Our team will work with you to customize your event plans to best suit your needs!
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Private Party Contact
Jeremiah Bjorndal: (844) 846-7715
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Cross Street
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Parking Details
Public Pay parking or Street parking available
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Public Transit
We are fully accessible by public transportation, please see Translink for more information.
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Large format TVs featuring all Canucks games, hockey, NHL, CFL, & other sports in our bar areas.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 25 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on May 1, 2017

My salads and service very nice

5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food, great service. Would definitely come back!

4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on March 5, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on February 21, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on February 5, 2017

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

3.0Dined on January 31, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on January 24, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on May 12, 2016

This time we tried Tempura Cauliflower for Appe, but didn't expect the portion is so small only 6 small pieces and caused $9, and I ordered Fish Taco, but from each taco, I can only find 2 little pieces of fish, very disappointing, not worth the money at all. I have had some other good dishes before, maybe I just ordered wrong items this time.

5.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Staff were friendly and informative. Food was above average for bar food. Definitely recommend the PB&J Burger. Value is decent; typical bar food price.

2.0Dined on January 29, 2016

We had the Teriyaki Tofu Rice Ball and one of their pizzas as one of their dineout. Nothing extra special about it. They have great beer, though.

3.0Dined on December 13, 2015

I booked online 2 months in advance for our family Christmas outing for 6 people (5 and a highchair). The day of the reservation i received a confirmation call where I reiterated that the reservation was for 5 plus a highchair, at which time the woman on the phone assured me that she would make note of the highchair. When we arrived we were seated (I guess you can call an unenthusiastic young woman turning her back, walking away from us in a slow and disinterested fashion being seated) at the very back of the restaurant in a booth for 6 that was raised up and far to high for a highchair. When I said that we had booked for 5 plus a highchair the girl who seated us said "this is all we have". The 6 lower tables beside is were empty but were apparently booked for a large party. We asked for a booster seat and were informed that they had none. So we ended up being crammed together in this booth trying to make sure that our 18 month old didnt slip under the table and stayed put to eat. Basically we did not get to eat a relaxing meal as we were trying to keep all the dishes out of arms reach of a toddler on a very cramped table. The manager did offer 2 complimentary desserts and comped the child's meal but all in all we were unhappy with our experience. We get the opportunity to go our for one family dinner during the Christmas season, we booked well in advance, confirmed over the phone the same day and still seemed to catch the staff of guard and were given a table that was too cramped, too small and too high up to accommodate a high chair.

4.0Dined on December 10, 2015

Food slightly better than Steamworks and Rogue. Good waterfront location near convention centre for business lunches and groups.

4.0Dined on October 25, 2015

Great location, right on the water - patio of course wasn't available at night in late Oct, but still cozy inside. Pulled bacon poutine starter was well balanced and not as heavy as it looked. Fish and chips was a nice light batter, and burgers are always well executed. The tuna burger is sliced pieces rather than a filet/steak, so a bit messier than expected, but full of flavour! (Add bacon for a great flavour bump.) Thai curry pizza has a well balanced heat and taste, and was an easy hit for the group.

Only slight misstep was one of the beers in the Seasonal flight. Might have been skunky, might have been intentionally SUPER bitter. Server wasn't terribly friendly about being asked to swap it out, but did accommodate, although not without reminding us that "tasting them to see if you like them is the POINT of a flight..." Lost points on service for that alone, otherwise was perfectly fine and quick. Nonetheless, a good reminder that a beer called "Farmhouse Funk" is probably going to taste like a barnyard floor.

Overall, a nice relaxed night out with out-of-town guests. Would come again.

4.0Dined on July 20, 2015

Solid Canadian pub grub with a Hootersesque feel. Pulled bacon poutine is worth the calories and more!!

4.0Dined on May 30, 2015

Creative and varied menu .... easy to find something for everyone's taste. Service was efficient and extremely friendly. Excellent outdoor setting with a beautiful view if it were not for the gigantic structure erected for FIFA. Hopefully, it will be taken down soon after the games.

3.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Overall the experience for brunch was nice however, one member of our group order the pulled bacon benny and it was very disappointing. Barely any meat so it was basically just the egg on the english muffin. Others ordered the kits beach benny which was great but only made the pulled bacon benny look that much worse. It was mentioned to our server and she took it off our bill which was very much appreciated.

5.0Dined on March 30, 2015

Awesome Thai Shrimp Pizza modified with goat cheese and no Serrano peppers! Also, the side of fries was very tasty and seasoned well. My friend's PB&J burger with fries was definitely different as not everyone would think PB&J on a burger but it's actually chipotle peanut butter & bacon jam. Ingenious! The servers were very attentive! Prices are reasonable. I fully recommend this restaurant and I will definitely return!

4.0Dined on March 26, 2015

The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer selection. This is sadly lacking in many craft beer bars in Vancouver. The food is good quality pub food, stick to the basics.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Terrific food at the Tap & Barrel. We had an excellent burger and tuna sandwich. We will definitely be back.

5.0Dined on January 30, 2015

Friendly staff and Vincent accommodated our request to have a quiet area for our group. They exceeded pur expectations by seating us at the private area overlooking the water.

3.0Dined on January 24, 2015

We visited this location for the first time for Dine out Vancouver this past weekend. We were looking forward to trying T&B out as they will soon have one in our neighborhood and we couldn't wait to try it! We did decide to do the Dine out Vancouver menu, which meant choosing from a limited 3 course meal. We had seen the menu ahead of time and found ourselves excited about the options! Unfortunately, once we got our food it became a so so experience. Both of our appetizers were just okay and nothing exciting (Salad & Soup) and we both found them bland. Next ,we both ordered the steak option...It was not very good to say the least (so sad as we were looking forward to it). The steak was overcooked, quite textured on the outside and the seasoning tasted of licorice which was a total turn off. The veggies underneath were super bland and somewhat uncooked. Over all we wouldn't go back for dine out (Maybe steak just wasn't the right thing to order?) but maybe we would try it again for pub type food.

3.0Dined on January 23, 2015

I booked a table for 8 people and they have us a 6 person table which didn't work for us. We also had a friend reserve for another 8 people and asked to be seated next to each other. They put us by the food door which cut us off from the second group and it didn't work for us. Half the people had to stand and we had to ask for the smaller 6 person table on the other side of us for us to at least be close to each other. Also, the waitress would take 1 person's order and then take off and we would be looking around for someone to take our order!!! I've been there before and have had better service. Maybe it was an off day, I'm not sure. The beer and the food was great - delicious.

5.0Dined on January 20, 2015

Great set menu for Dine Out Vancouver for ONLY $28!

Went with my large group of girlfriends and we all agreed that this is the hot spot for Summer 2015!

Can't wait!