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!
Mac & Cheese
local InGrain noodles, sharp cheddar bechamel, side of ketchup, grilled bread
7oz AAA sirloin, kale caesar salad, fries
Truffle Waffle Fries
parmesan, parsley, garlic aioli
Amazing view. Amazing service. LOVED this place! The burger was so good.
Awesome location. Be sure to get a table on the patio.
A friend and I arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation at 5;45. We were seated at an amazing table overlooking the water on the patio. We ordered their special rum cocktail which was lovely. Since we're two ladies, with lighter appetites we shared plates. We had the Lettuce Wrap with chicken as a starter. It was delightful, The chicken had a crunchy coating and the spice level was great! For dinner we ordered the Pesto Chicken Linguine and it was amazing. The almond in the pesto smoothed it out and made it creamy without taking over the flavour of the pesto. For dessert we selected an warm caramel apple tart with maple ice cream. This too did not disappoint. We will be back.
Host was cheerful, helpful, welcoming; table location was perfect, as requested in reservation; Server was good but wasn’t around enough and our order instructions weren’t followed eg: I asked for fries instead of mashed potatoes but got mashed (which were delicious, so I didn’t mind.) Patron who ordered pizza, asked for parmesan on top, but though the pizza was tasty, there was no parmesan; haloumi goddess bowl was good but had no dressing and no servers were around to tell until half the bowl was eaten-perhaps the dressing wasn’t vegan/gluten free but the customer should have been asked about a substitute dressing; salmon was delicious. Steak frites was not. My husband will not eat there again (he ordered the steak) though we all had a lovely time. The view was incredible.
Travelled from Ontario for vacation. Made the reservation a couple of weeks previously and we still weren’t able to get a waterside table even though some looked to be available. Service was somewhat confusing with multiple servers. People who came in after us got water before us. This place was recommended so I guess I expected more
Food not very good.
Great view from the patio across the bay. Happy hour drinks and food very cheap, but takes ages to get served on the patio, which is a long way from the actual premises. A super long walk to the washrooms as well from the patio. Don't have enough servers on the patio, our server disappeared several times and we had to try and get the attention of several of her colleagues.
Claims to be a pet friendly patio but discriminates against dogs above 10 pounds, forcing them to be tied up outside the patio. Small dogs however are welcome! Seems fair. Staff were giving mixed messages on whether or not we could bring our dog/have him on the patio and staff were incredibly rude. Overpriced and not worth your time.
Overall food was good except for my Cajun steak.
Sent steak back because it was very rare. Had asked for med rare.
Came back still to rare.
Everyone else’s food was real good.
When I reserved I asked for a table closet to water side. I was told when we arrived none were available. They could have said that when I reserved.
A table was empty right where I had asked to be seated the whole time we were there. WTF.
Poor service. Poor food quality compared to the other Tap and Barrels. Just feels like this is where the company sends the new staff to work before going to the other locations.
Everything was really great!
BUT we should have been told at the start that we only had our table till a certain time. Not 15 min before they had to prepare it for someone else.
Absolutely great meal, service and the fabulous views of Coal Harbor are to die for. It was a spectacular evening and we are so fortunate that we can do this every day.
Spectacular view on waterfront patio forgives anything! Food pretty basic for gastro-pub fare. Service very iffy but appears to be because they have a large number of very young, hastily trained(?) people and a deluge of post-covid summer visitors eager to be there.
should have handrails on the patio steps
Green salad was a bit wilted
Beautiful views and delicious food!! Really enjoyed the mint & cucumber g&t!!! Waiter was friendly but hosts very unapproachable.
Great view! Friendly staff and amazing craft beer menu.
Loved the view. The server was great. Food was good.
While this location is one of my favourites in Vancouver, their service the last couple of times has been disappointing. Servers seem disinterested and banal. The food is always good and their beverages excellent, but the service has certainly deteriorated!
The restaurant was fine. The food was pretty meh, as was the service, although of course everyone's doing their best. We had made a reservation for 7pm, but came 45 minutes early, and were told that we could only have a seat at the back end of the patio, and if we wanted to be closer to the water we'd have to wait until 7pm, this despite the fact that there were many other tables open. My daughter is a hostess at a busy restaurant, and I know that there are lots of good reasons for this, so fair enough. We took the table, only to watch the other tables sit open for our the bulk of our stay. The waiter's section wasn't full, they weren't not being seated for covid safety, so it seemed a bit arbritrary and left a bad taste in our mouth, including our daughter's. Maybe being a bit clearer about the reasons might have helped. I wouldn't normally recommend the restaurant, except that the location was convenient (we were at the convention centre for an exhibit) and beautiful.
Came by on a Sunday during Happy Hour. Tap and Barrel have definitely improved their Happy Hour menu since my last visit many years ago. Great to see an IPA on tap. I opted for the steak frites. The steak was cooked as ordered and I enjoyed the kale Caesar salad. There was no issue with the service.
The service was particularly slow this time around. Took a really long time to get our bill though we were done eating for 20 minutes. It was challenging as we were in the sun and couldn't find our server to help us settle the bill.
The table we sat on, had no lights. We couldn't see what we were eating. When we asked the server ti get a candle, she said they dint have any candle.
It was a friend’s bachelorette. We had unformed them about it a day ago and requested to get us a decent table. But the table they reserved for us had no lights on it or candles on it.
Outstanding service ! super friendly, great view on patio, lots of seating. My steak was cooked perfectly and the brownie dessert was delish and bigger than expected
Slow service the staff don’t have any idea about the menu options
When it comes to a Downtown Happy Hour it’s always been Tap and Barrel for us. Good food, good service, good ambience and awesome drink choices. What made it great too is the Patio location. Drinking with the view of the sea and mountains behind you is always an awesome way to cap a busy day or week. We’ll be back that’s for sure!
The outdoor patio was a great experience. Loved the view, the food and the company.
Beautiful day beautiful friends, wine and view. Awesome brunch bowl. Will be back.
Patio was nice! Food and cocktails were less than average. Hostess was unfriendly. Will not go back.
Our server Kristi was a star, friendly, genuine and had us all laughing - thank you Kristi for a wonderful Canada Day afternoon!
Loved that you can actually reserve a patio table instead of first come first served. Great place, noisy with the float planes though.
It was fun, great view, great company! Ate outside great weather.
Service was horrible, we sat without anyone coming over for over 20 minutes. Even after we asked two different people to send over our server. Took forever to get drinks as apparently the bar got slammed but when you looked around no one was there. This is now the second time we've gone there and have had the exact same type of slow service, we will not be going back.
Service was great! Friendly ambiance! Will definitely come back.
Great view, service, and food! Our servers went out of the way to make our meal and experience awesome.
Service fair the appetizers came out with the main meal. I had informed the waitress to make sure the appies are served before the main entree. Did not listen as everything was delivered at the same time. No apology for their below standard service. Food and drinks were average. Will not return to this location again when there are much better restaurants.
Good was great. Service was pretty good. The view was great.
Scrumptious food and drinks. Fun atmosphere and gorgeous view!
ambience was nice, steak was way undercooked, very salty fries and a thin, low quality house wine. There are much better restaurants in the down town area.
Great location and great food. We had pizza and it was awesome.
Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.
Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.3 stars by 290 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.