Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

4.3
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103 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 103 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded 10 hours ago

Great having you and your wife Don! Thanks for the visit and review. We know we will see you again soon!

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11111sad
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous.. had a great time
Thank you

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 22, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick friendly attentive staff. They make you feel welcome and the food make you feel at home.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!

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MatthewY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

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. 😷

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 15, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 15, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good times nigh out with Execs

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for leaving an excellent rating. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and know we will see you and your team again!

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PKA3300
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely view. Good wine. Food could be better. Overall nice.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!

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MahM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

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.

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KatherineP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way! Food and drink is top notch.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thanks for leaving a fantastic review Katherine and we look forward to your next visit!

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FerdzG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The brunch menu is not on the scanned menu.
The server messed up with order, but quickly resolved it.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 8, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

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!

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AlyssiaB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great chicken strips and fries
The whole meal was good

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Alyssia, Thanks for leaving a fantastic review. We are excited your experience was wonderful and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was great but some of the utensils and plates were not properly cleaned. Besides that it was good food and ambiance

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

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!

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was an overall good experience just a bit slow for our drink orders to come out

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Debbie, Thanks for leaving a great review. We look forward to improving your experience on your next visit!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

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!

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TatumH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great area looking over the ocean, food and service were on par

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun. Thanks

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great rating! We will see you again soon!

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Cynbad
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 27, 2020

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!

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Peyton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing. The reservation process is very convenient. Location is beautiful.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 25, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a little bit dark in the evening, they can use some candles.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 25, 2020

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!

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BennyL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, receptionist was flexible in getting us a patio waterfront seating.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Benny, Thank you for the review and we look forward to your next visit!

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AnthonyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot. Nice staff. Food was nothing special. Beers were pricey but I guess that comes with the location.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 20, 2020

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!

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Ernest
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The waiter -- Mr. Trey C, his service is very good. Thank you!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 20, 2020

We love Trey too! Thanks for leaving a review and we will see you again soon!

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BrentP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

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.

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ARH1988
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

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”.

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JohnD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 18, 2020

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!

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place!! Highly recommend, wen there to watch hockey and staff moved us to patio once game was over.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hi Paul, we are so happy your experience was amazing beginning to end and we look forward to your next visit!

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NoName
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
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 on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 18, 2020

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!

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nezman
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JohnD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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 on August 6, 2020
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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