Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
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!
certified angus beef, aged white cheddar, lettuce, caramelized onions, tomato, house mayo
house-made chicken strips, ranch dip, fries or kale caesar salad
one pound of wings, blue cheese ranch dip
We specifically reserved an outside table because of COVID. We arrived and were told we had to sit inside because they were closing the patio. Not acceptable at 6:30pm during the pandemic.
Great selection of appetizers to munch on while admiring the beauty of Coal Harbour and the North Shore. Our server was attentive, our drinks cold, and our food warm - great antidote to the COVID blahs
Thanks for leaving a great review Larry! We are so happy we were able to give you what you needed to fix your Covid woes. See you again soon!
the calamari starter is just amazing. my steak was tough but the hostess gave us a compliemenatry house dessert which was declicious. So in all a very pleasant evening. thanks!
Thanks for leaving a fantastic review Zinnia. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!
The outdoor patio was closed but Justin and the server were very happy to help and let us sit outside. The drinks were great and the food was great! The service was fantastic! Will definitely be back!
Great having you and your wife Don! Thanks for the visit and review. We know we will see you again soon!
Everything was fabulous.. had a great time
Hello! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Quick friendly attentive staff. They make you feel welcome and the food make you feel at home.
Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!
I have to mention the felt the fish was over cooked. Tasty but was very dark. It looked like it was forgotten in the fryer . I was there a week or so ago and saw it passing us. It did not look burnt. The cod was tasty though. Being in the patio was nice and my 93 year old aunt enjoyed the view and the cod. Did it mention it to the waiter but should have but I did not want to wait to much longer. Thanks for checking in. 😷
Hi Matthew, We take all feedback very seriously and appreciate yours in regards to your fish looking darker than normal and the lack of a quality check on your meal. However, we are happy you enjoyed the patio and overall experience. We really look forward to seeing you again to have another crack at our Fish N Chips!
Server was very friendly, but forgot to ring in parts of our food order. Management did handle it very well. Gorgeous views. The wine by the glass list is better than most.
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are happy we were able to remedy our mistake quickly and ensure the rest of your experience was fantastic! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Good times nigh out with Execs
Thank you for leaving an excellent rating. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and know we will see you and your team again!
Lovely view. Good wine. Food could be better. Overall nice.
Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!
I live close by and visit Tap and Barrel regularly! I’ve often enjoyed the service, the views and food there and that’s why I offered to celebrate my friend’s anniversary there. Unfortunately this time was a bit of disappointment.
Excellent in every way! Food and drink is top notch.
Thanks for leaving a fantastic review Katherine and we look forward to your next visit!
The brunch menu is not on the scanned menu.
The server messed up with order, but quickly resolved it.
Hi Ferdz, We are working with our programming team to be able to display our brunch menu on weekends digitally along side our regular menu selections! Due to this we follow strict protocols to ensure every menu that goes out has been sanitized thoroughly. We seriously appreciate your feedback, your patience and understanding. We look forward to hosting you again!
Love the outdoor experience you’ve created here and will be very sad when winter is here and we can’t dine outside! Felt so safe and distanced!
Hi! Thanks for leaving a great review. We are so happy your patio experience was awesome and felt extremely safe. Although we won't be able to replicate a patio experience this winter, we will continue to have our rigorous health and safety measures in place for our dining room. Looking forward to your next visit!
Great chicken strips and fries
The whole meal was good
Hi Alyssia, Thanks for leaving a fantastic review. We are excited your experience was wonderful and look forward to your next visit!
Everything was great but some of the utensils and plates were not properly cleaned. Besides that it was good food and ambiance
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Although we are very happy you enjoyed your experience, we are unsatisfied with you receiving utensils that were anything less than perfect. We take all feedback seriously, especially of this nature. We look forward to your next visit!
It was an overall good experience just a bit slow for our drink orders to come out
Hi Debbie, Thanks for leaving a great review. We look forward to improving your experience on your next visit!
My boyfriend and I had a great dinner!! I had been there before but it was his first time and he really enjoyed it. He had the pbj burger with fries and I had the chicken burger with fries. Both were really good and well cooked.
Hi Lauren, We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner and overall experience! Thank you for leaving a review and we look forward to hosting you for another pleasant evening soon!
Had a great time on their patio with my dog (dog friendly patio). Great service and food was good too. Would come here again. Oh I love how the hostess noticed my dogs due and decide to move me to a more shaded area. Wish I got her name cos she took the time to notice details and made a decision without me needing to make the request.
Hi! We love dogs as much as you do as well as the opportunity to have ample space to host you and your pups. We are so happy our team was able to accommodate and go beyond to make sure you and your dog had an amazing experience!
Very great area looking over the ocean, food and service were on par
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Tatum. We are excited your experience was all time and look forward to your next visit!
Thanks for leaving a great rating! We will see you again soon!
Reserved seating on patio deck and it was fantastic on a sunny day overlooking the water. Service with a smile and courteous. Food looked good and tasted just as good. Social distancing was in place and overall a good experience during this time.
Thanks for leaving a super review Cynthia. We are glad your experience was top notch this visit! We look forward to continuing this excellence when we see you again, hopefully before patio season is over!
Our server was amazing. The reservation process is very convenient. Location is beautiful.
Thanks for leaving a great review Payton! We are so excited your experience was top notch. Looking forward to your next visit while there's still some patio season left!
It was a little bit dark in the evening, they can use some candles.
Hello! Thank you for your recommendation. We take all feedback seriously and this is a great and simple one. Happy you enjoyed yourself otherwise on the patio. Looking forward to your next visit!
Great location, receptionist was flexible in getting us a patio waterfront seating.
Hi Benny, Thank you for the review and we look forward to your next visit!
Beautiful spot. Nice staff. Food was nothing special. Beers were pricey but I guess that comes with the location.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Anthony. We appreciate your feedback with regards to our food and beers. We look forward to your next visit on the patio!
The waiter -- Mr. Trey C, his service is very good. Thank you!
We love Trey too! Thanks for leaving a review and we will see you again soon!
Service was so very slow. Less people than normal but still took 15 mins before anyone even came over to our table. Food was decent as usual but like I said. The service was slow and sucked.
Server was having an off day, missed ringing in a few items (or the bartender did read the chits right) and was pretty absent from their section. They were out of a fair number of taps.
The server apologized for having an off day.
Based on the quality of service I was expecting maybe for one of the several drinks we ordered to be comp’ed or someone to make some kind of effort to make up for it. I raised the issue to the shift manager after we left and got an “Appreciate the feedback”.
A beautiful Vancouver day and the patio was extremely busy. Even so, the service continued to be exceptional and personal. The arrival of food at the table was prompt, but we never felt that we were being rushed through our meal. We continue to look forward to our Friday lunches at Tap and Barrel as a socially interactive highlight of the week in the midst of these crazy times.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review John. So happy your Friday lunch experience was great on the patio! Can't wait to host you and your group again!
Fantastic place!! Highly recommend, wen there to watch hockey and staff moved us to patio once game was over.
Hi Paul, we are so happy your experience was amazing beginning to end and we look forward to your next visit!
The waiter at the Convention Centre location was extremely rude, and had an attitude from the minute we got there. We asked him about beer options and he was giving one worded answers, and did not want to help out. We over heard him talk to another group behind us, who asked the same question, and he was very kind to them, and gave plenty suggestions, and did not reply to them like he did to us. the waiter, and the other group were white, and we were not. I'm not sure if it had to do with race, but that is how it came off.
Patio is a must! That view is unreal!
Make sure to try the Halloumi veggie sandwich.
Staff is very polite and friendly.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Nadia. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience on our patio. Our staff looks forward to hosting you again!
Great food, great service, was super clean - will be returning!
Our regular Friday lunch was good, not as excellent as usually, due to a party of seven children (all under 10) who ran around the patio shouting at each other with no seeming parental control. Never has happened before. Usually appreciate the quietness of the space even when very busy. The menu is always diverse and excellent, but this time I ordered the steak for a change (medium). Not up to Tap and Barrel standards and not something I would try again. Also, the Caesar salad is made with Kale now, so no more Caesars for me. I know this is sounding negative but only because we have made this our regular Friday get together spot because everything about the place - food, service, ambiance - has always been excellent. Must praise Matthew, our server, because, knowing it was my birthday, he served my gelato dessert on a large plate under it with Happy Birthday John inscribed around the edge in chocolate syrup. He always goes out of his way to please his customers. Much appreciated.
Lovely service, quite quiet location and well spaced tables. Food came quickly and without issue
Super good if you want a nice beer and burger everything is priced reasonably for that nice of a restaurant just did not have the best experience with the cocktails
We went first thing in the morning and got wonderful seats right by the ocean. The staff were warm, welcoming and safe (followed COVID guidelines), and their vegan burger was DELICIOUS! There was also no music which is a HUGE plus for me, as a quiet space to talk with friends is hard to find. Loved it, really impressed!
I always look forward to going to Tap & Barrel! Always consistent and delicious.
Our sever was really bad.
Beautiful view and excellent beer!
Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.3 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.