Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

4.3
238 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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!
What 238 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, really friendly staff. We had drinks and appetizers - quality was spot on, and orders arrived fast. We'll be back.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Messy spot, felt unclean and the food was quite terrible. The fried chicken mac and cheese was dry and tasteless, and the drinks were served messily and dirtily. I used to enjoy coming here before but it has become consistently disappointing..

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LorettaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly and helpful waitress. Lunch was very good and was enjoyed by all three of us. Bonus - 1/2 price on bottles of wine on Tuesdays!

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Marlinia
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We truly enjoyed our first dining experience at Tap & Barrel since dining restrictions were lifted. We were able to book a patio table online and confirm our table via text which is very convenient. The staff working were all excellent. We enjoyed every single item we ordered and really liked the kids menu options which included a drink and ice cream. The kids menu was excellent value for our little one who devoured his bechamel sauce Mac and cheese. My favorite was the truffle waffle fries and I will definitely return to order it again. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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SeanB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

It was fine but started to rain

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vipSteveP
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our serving person was outstanding. We were seated quickly (reservations helped!). Food was good but a little pricey but that is what is expected when waterfront dining. We will 100% be back.

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BelloJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service is bad because they do not know how to communicate.

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Mpal
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The waiters were very rude and disrespectful to us

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Coco
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the view at outside tables. The servers were all friendly and accommodating. We had only small appetizers but look forward to try entree next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

We requested to be sat away from the sun as it was too sunny yesterday. Basically somewhere with umbrella or shade. Then the host lead us to a sit without umbrella and no shade at all. And we even pointed to her where we want to sit. I thought that she will take us there cause it has umbrella. She said that was already taken when no one was there and we were the only one in line with reservations. Eventually, she sat us to where we were expecting to be seated.

The server came and we said we needed 2 minutes to look at the menu and then we asked for water. She didn’t come back after 5mins. And didn’t even brought the water. So we asked another server and she quickly gave us the water because the water station was just steps away from us. Then later on our server came back and took our order.

Food was served and then our server asked if we need anything else so we requested for a few napkins and a set of cutlery. She asked if we need anything else. We said, we are good for now. When my partner took a bite of the burger she said that it needs more salt we couldn’t find our server so asked another server close to us. Again, the other server was quick but the server assigned to us doesn’t feel like she likes what she’s doing or she was choosy with customers.

When we were about to leave and was paying our bill she was asking us what’s our plan and I said we are heading to Robson to look for desserts. Then she asked where in Robson, I was like, “Im not sure yet, do you know any place with good desserts?” Then she replied, “no I thought you are going to recommend something to me”. So I was so speechless. I don’t think she really listens. The customer service is so bad and the server is not approachable.

Customer service at Lonsdale location is way better. They gave us suggestions with food and drinks and even introduced themselves. Offered us water and drinks right away. Even checked with us in a lively mood.

Overall, not coming back to downtown location.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely waiter

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting right on the waterfront. Quasadillas were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely, thank you

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Brookelynn
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

We asked specifically for a table by the water - when we got there we were told it would be atleast a half hour/45 mins. Why make a reso then? We got put beside a very loud drunk table- when we sat down the table had finished eating (plates were being cleared) but we stayed just up until the 2 hour cut off and the table beside us was still being served a bunch of drinks- had to listen to their conversation the entire evening. It was supposed to be an anniversary dinner but often left with empty drinks, the drinks were good but inconsistent with the look/taste. Food was quick, server was nice but we had to flag her down to get more drinks and our bill. Didn’t make for the night we planned- we spent a lot of money for a very mediocre experience. I’m not sure the point of a reso if you’re expected to wait around for it or take a table at your reso time facing the waitress booth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Thanks.

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SusanC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Cobb Salad was unique. A panko crusted soft boiled egg with all the traditional fixings of a Cobb Salad were included in this amazing salad. The sun was shinning, the server was a treat and the beer was cold and delicious!

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great patio and service from the staff. Will be back.

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william
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous scenery\ ambience
Incredible staff
Great food and drink
Overall 5/5*

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful views by the water. Trademark Tap & Barrel food and drink. Enjoyable

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch with an epic view of the mountains! Was happy they were open earlier than 11:00!

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Maik
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

One of the worst experiences that I could get in a restaurant .
First I make a reservation at the dining room but they try to put me in the patio after I specify that I want to take my dinner inside as my reservation say the hostess just say u should wait . Really ok we wait 10 min and after me and my wife finally got a table the server took 10 min to take our drink and after that 20 min to take the food order waiting another 15 min to eat in total we arrive at 9 and got our food at 9:55 pm after we talk with the manager he apologized and say they will try to make a discount or something to fix the problem but not we didn't even ask x the bill and the server just show up with the bill with normal rates, we don't care but x sure we won't be back at this location never ever if u want not even standar service ok go there I would say

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Cherry
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I keep coming back here. The patio is right on the water so really nice at sunset

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DonC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience1

Coffee was 40 minutes late

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hailey
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, super fast service & friendly staff! Loved our experience

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JayneT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was the first time in months that my son and I have spent time together, enjoyed a meal together, due to COVID. As we don't live in the same household our only option is to meet outdoors.

Thanks to you and your staff this was possible and safe.

We felt comfortable, and had the opportunity to relax and enjoy an excellent meal in a beautiful setting. Our server was excellent, personable, relaxed and hats off to all your staff for their professionalism and efforts to ensure our comfort.

I must add that I truly appreciate the efforts of your staff and organization during this time.

Truly, thank you!

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vipGuyW
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great as expected. We got the table we asked for and the new server and trainer were excellent at producing exactly what we ordered and it was nice and hot and delicious. Keep up the great work guys and girls. See you next week!

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JamesD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice views and relaxing atmosphere. Excellent service and great food.

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HoudaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Under the table wasn’t clean. Delay to receive food and no water come and napkins at the table.

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Covid response. Felt safe and that proper social and physical distancing was maintained.

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Mabesy
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and beer selection

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ImtiazA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall very good experience amazing service and very very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful outside oceanfront setting

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Lovetoshine
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is great, but it can be more variety on menu. The patio has a good view and is comfortable with big umbrella. we have a great time.

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MonicaF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Really like beer at Tap&Barrel
Ordered Pizza : was OK

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. But because of Covid we had to dine outside. Even though we have heaters, it was cold on a sunny day. The wind was so strong it blew over a large umbrella and toppled a heater. Luckily the waiter and other diners caught them before they did any damage or hurt anyone. However, grateful that there was somewhere to eat during the restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Superbe expérience!

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vipRossM
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great Covid venue however with distance to kitchen and demand slow service
Food was very good

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CoquitlamGal
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We appreciated being able to reserve a table on the patio as we were coming into town for the Van Gogh. Got lucky with the weather - gorgeous day. Food was fine, nothing to rave about but nothing wrong with it either. Service was prompt & pleasant

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QuynhS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good service. The hostess is very friendly and nice. I told the hostess that I was running late because of outdoor church service. The hostess was very accommodating and changed the reservation time. We had a good polite server. We had excellent view of Coal Harbour. The food was mediocre to good.

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vipbarbiedol
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food took a long time and was cold when it arrived

FAQs

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 238 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.