Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

4.4
337 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!

Experiences

  • Dine Out Vancouver - Lunch/Dinner + Kids

    CA$35.00 per person

    Jan 14 - Feb 7, 2022

    Join us for Dine Out Vancouver! We're offering a very exciting lineup of three course menus during this year's Dine Out Vancouver Festival including a Brunch ($22), Lunch & Dinner ($35), and for the second year, a Kids Menu ($15). Book your table today - we look forward to welcoming you during Dine Out.
  • Dine Out Vancouver - Brunch

    CA$22.00 per person

    Jan 14 - Feb 7, 2022

    Join us for Dine Out Vancouver! We're offering a very exciting lineup of three course menus during this year's Dine Out Vancouver Festival including a Brunch ($22), Lunch & Dinner ($35), and for the second year, a Kids Menu ($15). Book your table today - we look forward to welcoming you during Dine Out.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 337 People Are Saying
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HoldenB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Tap & Barrel for Dine Out Vancouver. Food was spectacular and the service excellent, especially as our servers accommodated our shorter time frame for dining as we had another commitment to attend following dinner.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded 7 hours ago

Hello Holden! Thank you for the kind words for your food and service. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and that you made us part of your evening. I hope we get the chance to meet next time you are in Coal Harbour. Cheers!

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Lneitch
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Our server was great but quite slow. But we loved him

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KiraE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always! Service was fantastic and drinks were nice and cold.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on January 15, 2022

Thank you for the kind words Kira! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipFred
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

It was exactly what we were looking for. More of a Pub atmosphere minus the pretentious patrons of other local establishments. In the VCC area, I much prefer Tap & Barrel to Cactus Club which I find over priced and mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a new years breakfast with a friend and was disappointed in the food. Had a simple bacon and eggs dish but the eggs were over cooked and dry while the tots were slightly undercooked and oily. Overall always a pleasant experience just an off day I assume

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on January 9, 2022

Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a detailed response. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us. I am also grateful for your honesty in how you felt about your meal. Your feedback will help focus our improvement. Have a happy and safe New Year. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

New year eve. Not even a countdown. Our table window reservation had been swiped and no consolation offered. Midnight passed quietly, no countdown, no celebration, no announcement, no happy new year muttered from anyone. The saddest nye ever. Absolute garbage.

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EJHC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, friendly staff, and good food! Recommend this place!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words for our staff and menu. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again soon and have a happy and healthy New Year. Cheers!

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vipDeviR
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Great food marred by a terrible entry experience and seating.

We were early at an empty restaurant on a Sunday at 8pm, we were asked to wait until our booking time. So be it. We are told there is a 2 hour limit to dining. So be it. Did I mention the place was empty?!

Then the hostess puts us in a middle table on the Barrel side not overlooking the water. When I saw an empty table by the wall, socially distanced from everyone, I asked if I could move.

She condescending tells me “we do have other reservations” - but I’m here right now.. !!

Not interesting enough, we dined until 9:20 and nobody new was seated.

So what was it? What was wrong with us?

We left zero tip. Paid our waitress Morgan by cash. When we complained at the end of the meal, she said she covers that beautiful table as well & could’ve moved us.

I do have photos of the empty restaurant before, during and after.

SMH. When travel is so rare and I’m visiting from Atlanta, what causes this terrible attitude and bad service?!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and prompt. All protocols were followed. Good place to meet up with friends for drinks.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! I am very happy that you felt comfortable with your friends and that you enjoyed your service. Cheers!

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FrancescaR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were awesome, very charming and personable. Responsive to our requests, and accommodating when we had an extra person join our table.

Our team is a great holiday outing thanks to our server, Patrick, the bar staff, our food runners and the managers on duty for working so hard and keeping a smile on their faces during what’s always a super busy and stressful time!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you Francesca for the extremely kind words for Patrick's service, as well as those for the rest of our team. I am very happy that your team enjoyed your holiday outing and I hope you get to enjoy the rest of the holiday season. We appreciate the 5 star support. Please visit us again in the New Year! Cheers.

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WendyK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were in the barrell room - great view of the mountains and despite there being several other group dinners, it was quiet enough to chat. Great service!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback, Wendy! The Barrel Room does have a great view and I am happy that you and your guests enjoyed yourselves. Please have a great holiday season and I hope to see you soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time at Tap and Barrel! The ambiance was nice and relaxed as we were there in the afternoon. Gayle was a wonderful server and took good care of us. Food was incredible! Definitely worth another visit!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback on Gayle's service and for the amazing review. I hope you get a chance to visit us again during this holiday season. Cheers!

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DellaBella
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My table mates all had a beef burger and said it was great. I had the Tuna burger, and can honestly say it was the best Tuna burger I’ve had. And I’ve had a lot! The fries were very good as well, and I’m not a huge fry person.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hello DellaBella! Thanks so much for the great feedback! I am glad you found our vegetarian options useful. The kind words for the burgers are very appreciated and will be shared with our culinary team. Please join us for more tuna burgers soon. Enjoy your holidays!

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vipSockbeek
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall a good spot for lunch and drinks. Seems to be a busy place due to its location, especially with the Christmas Market next door.
Had the guac & chips appetizer- guacamole was OK, not outstanding, but came with good fresh-made chips, and the salsa was tasty. My poke bowl was excellent.
Hubby enjoyed his fried pickles as well as the bacon Benny.
Drinks were so-so, service was average but ok.
Good spot to catch the game - lots of tv's.

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JohnA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

In general we had a good meal at a high table that was reasonably separated from others. Our waiter served us in a timely and friendly manner and the drinks and food arrived quickly. All the staff wore masks as did most of the customers when they were not enjoying their meals. Lastly our meals were very good including my steak, fries and salad.

There were however a couple of issues. Near us were two tables of 8 people each who were enjoying a good time. So good they were visiting others in the restaurant and the washroom without masks.

Lastly, we arrived during happy hours and ordered both sets of drinks and our meals during happy hours from the happy hours menu. Everything was fine except for my wife’s two glasses of white wine. Her first glass was 9 oz while get second was 6 oz. The bill charged her $13.50 for the 9 oz and $6 for the 6 oz. The waiter explained that the higher charge was a mistake but the lower charge compensated for it.

We decided not to make a scene and just paid the bill, but we think we may have overpaid and besides the bill should have correctly reflected what we had ordered.

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hoooooo
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

the rudest staff i’ve ever encountered, made us feel like an inconvenience

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MimiN
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Will definately come back.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star support! We look forward to seeing you soon, Mimi! Cheers!

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JanineH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food quality was not great. Service was good. We won’t be rushing back to eat dinner there.

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FrankR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was perfect. Just the right amount of interaction. Love that you deliver a pub atmosphere with no expectations of having to eat. We were not going to eat but felt so good about the atmosphere and service decided to have dinner there.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks so much for the positive comments on your service, Frank. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and decided to try our menu. I hope you get the chance to join us again soon during the holiday season. Cheers.

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KimS
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came down for Eric Church. We booked a hotel and kids wanted to go your your place for food. Never been before and was amazing food and even better service. I for sure will be back in 3 weeks when have hockey tickets. Thank you for a great dinner with my family

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for the great review on your time with us. I'm glad we were part of a great concert experience and I hope we can be part of a great hockey one when you return in 3 weeks! Cheers.

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RoseR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wait staff were very attentive without being instrusive. We especially enjoyed the hummus dip. Would have been nice if the 2 people seated beside us (at a table for four) would have been encouraged to leave a seat-width between our table and theirs.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi Rose. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such great feedback, and for your observations. We appreciate the kind words for your service and I am glad you enjoyed the food. We will use your information to create better awareness for guest comfort. Thanks again.

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MaraG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yummy cocktails and burgers, and the server was lovely. Our local restaurants are taking a hit from the service crunch, but the server worked hard to check in, though we could see there was a lot for him (and all the staff) to cover. Worth checking out as a local or visitor, but I recommend doing a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with no kids

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks so much for the awesome review. I am so glad you enjoyed your date night here. Please join us again soon! Cheers.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For craft beer lovers everywhere. Great food, delightful staff; a pleasure to dine there every time.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review! We appreciate the 5 star support. Please drop by again as we bring in new beers and menu items for the upcoming holiday season, Cheers!

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SerenaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation made and had to wait an extra half hour so when we were finally seated we were a bit irritated. However our server was so awesome he definitely turned the night around!
Great drinks and atmosphere, will return again

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RailiM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good casual spot with a creative menu and social atmosphere. Food and service was great.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello and thank you for the kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed the variety on our menu and I hope that you are able to come down and try us again for other new items coming soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Rude waiter that made a snide comment about tips even though I tipped

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Phil was great! Great food great drinks and I will keep coming back 😊

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Elle
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Tap & Barrel did an excellent job accommodating my special request and the warm, professional and personable staff made our dining experience a most enjoyable one. Thank you!

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mmmm
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue with patio outside overlooking water and mountains. Food was ok, nothing outstanding but also nothing to complain about. Good place for mingling with friends.

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NehaL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was incredible, beer tasted great and food was a little disappointing. The bottom of our pizza was a little soggy, flatbread and hummus was delicious and lettuce wraps were mediocre. That being said.. would I go back? 100% yes. Thank you for a great time.

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Mark
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Made a reservation weeks ahead for the patio and when we arrived were told it would take 40 minutes to get a good table. Nice hostess found one in about 20...but it was next to a stag event so we were reseated on another part of the patio but it was right under a speaker and we couldn't hear each other. Finally decided to eat inside instead and had to wait again for a table with a nice view of people's feet walking past. Food was decent and our server was very good. Not the experience we expected at a waterfront restaurant. We could have been anywhere and had a better ambiance.

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DarleneL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very yummy and our server Ryan was awesome, will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food amd service

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jagdeoll
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was an absolute sweetheart!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All great. Perfect table overlooking the water. Great service, even let us linger as it wasn’t too busy. Delicious food. Will come back as often as possible. Thx.

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JohnD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our regular Friday lunch spot for very good reason. This Friday was my birthday and they went above and beyond by giving me a free desert. And the Apple Tart was delicious. I don't usually have deserts but this was much appreciated.

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PaulE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hosting Staff were so friendly and made possible a last minute request for a specific table. Our Server exceeded expectations and made the evening that much more enjoyable-or was it the Irish accent. All in all we are huge fans of Tap n Barrel

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MarjorieS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were in a cute little alcove with other diners fairly close to us. I would have preferred greater distancing. The concrete floors made the noise by the small child echo.

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NathanJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

I booked patio one day before, when I arrived, was told no table available on patios, we were offered a table inside, a few minutes later, I came out and found more than 5 tables on patio available, I was no happy about that. If patio table is available when booking, customers should get it, I hate the face I was told with lie.

FAQs

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.4 stars by 337 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.