Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

4.3
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75 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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 75 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NoName
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

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.

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NadiaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio is a must! That view is unreal!
Make sure to try the Halloumi veggie sandwich.
Staff is very polite and friendly.

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nezman
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, was super clean - will be returning!

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JohnD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

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JudyR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely service, quite quiet location and well spaced tables. Food came quickly and without issue

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ClaraK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

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

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LinaraD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I always look forward to going to Tap & Barrel! Always consistent and delicious.

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Marchi
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Our sever was really bad.
Beautiful view and excellent beer!

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Everything was great except for the heat. It was so crazy hot on the Patio we could barely handle it. May I recommend bigger Umbrellas? The view was spectacular!

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TanisH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and great food! I enjoyed the location on the patio and noise wants to bad but a few kids running around outside the area yelling which was tolerable.

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Florencev
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and good food.
Perfect location on the patio.

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JohnD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friday lunch at the Tap and Barrel (Jack Poole Square) has become a weekly habit. The menu offers a wide variety of food which is always good and reasonably priced. The location is hard to beat on a sunny day out on the patio overlooking Coal Harbour. And the service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was really great!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new expanded patio. The staff were attentive and friendly. Also a fan of the new menu options.

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MissPicklez
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very nice staff but they missed two alterations requests. We were hungry and we know it’s hectic right now so we just picked it out. Also we said it was for a special occasion and they put us next to the staff sink?? Otherwise, food location and service was good and will return in a while

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BlissC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So impressed with the food and views!
Make reservations and don’t miss the patio !

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sunnya
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Patio has the nicest views but the flies and bugs ruin your experience. Also our server kept getting things wrong. Food is okay.

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JohnD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This has now become our Friday lunch get-to-gether spot of choice because of ideal location, always excellent food decently priced and fantastic service. Bravo!

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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
Vancouver
4 reviews
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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Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.3 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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