Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village

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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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Located in the heart of Vancouver's Olympic Village, our restaurant serves honest, regional food with local craft beer and premium BC wine on tap. Our beer & wine program is the most innovative draft menu program in the province, comprised of a selection of premium BC products that features custom collaborations with local purveyors.

We offer indoor and outdoor seating with breathtaking views of False Creek, Science World, BC Place and Rogers Arena.
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wasn't too busy, and our server was amazing! And I liked how it wasn't too loud and still could have a conversation at the table.

Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Natalie, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave and awesome rating and great review! We'll see you again soon! Nicole

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Birthday

The quality of my steak was not very good. The tables around us were not cleaned in a timely manner. The delivery of the beer took very long. We ordered one steak with sauce and the sauce was not on the steak.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Going to the hockey game

R
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This was a birthday celebration but wasn’t mentioned by the server. Food was good, dine out was on and I did the ribs. Very tasty , just could have used a side car of sauce. Good value . Server was ok, nothing special. Had to go to bar to ask for bill as he took forever to come back after table was cleared. Throughout our dinner, servers kept trying to bring food to our table that wasn’t ours. Great location with really nice views.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great value for Happy Hour Brunch!

Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village
Responded on January 14, 2020

Hey There! Thanks so much for the good rating and great feedback! We're happy to hear that you loved the Happy Hour Brunch! We also offer regular happy hour 3-6 make sure you come check it out! Cheers Nicole

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing experience, especially because of how nice and great our server Cole was. I haven’t had great service like this at a restaurant in a while and definitely will be coming back again. Hope Cole is our server again!

SG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well located to the Cirque location as well as the stadium and arena. Quick and friendly service and good food.

Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hi Sandra, Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food. Will return in near future!

BM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ashley was great.
Food and beer selection was awesome.

MJ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Tap & Barrel Olympic Village is a fun place to people watch and dine by the water close to Science World. The second floor dining area is also fun for groups.

s
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

For such a beautiful location it’s too bad that the food is just average. I ordered the Chinese lettuce wraps and they were bland, watery and had no flavor. My friends both had salads which looks nice but were rather small for the price.

NF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

friendly servers and decent food. It was dead on a wednesday night, which I prefer. But the patio was closed due to lack of staff that day.

GO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The service wasn't great. Wait staff seemed super rushed and when we asked for a drink menu our server acted exasperated and said "I'll see what I can find". Food was good but a bit overpriced for the volume.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience5

The hostess refused to honour my opentable reservation. I was able to make the reso 5 minute before arriving. When I arrive there was a cue and I was told to wait a few minutes before I could be seated. I stepped outside to give them more room at the hostess stand and waited for 15 minutes. When I asked about my table, the lead hostess who wasn’t there earlier, told me because I made my reso so late and they forgot to close their OpenTable system. I was now at the bottom of the list and would have to wait 20-30 minute, on top of the 15 which I had already waited. She also told they didn’t tell me that earlier because they “lost track”. After a heated discussion, the hostess decided to give me a table. When I was finally seated I told her thank you for your trouble which she decided to ignore. She then cancelled my reso, even tho I did honour it, and I had to contact OpenTable for my dining points.

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Great location and fun atmosphere with good service, but the food & drinks were overpriced and lacking. Blackberry moscow mule was more than half-filled with huge chunks of ice so it was very watered down, and the pulled bacon poutine was too expensive for how small the portion was and it was nothing spectacular. For the same amount of money, would much rather go to Cactus Club or Joey!

s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Was disappointed that the sunny patio was closed on such a beautiful day and waterfront. They said they weren’t expecting a big crowd on a Tuesday yet the shady patio side had a wait and line up. It’s a big section of the patio and what people are coming for on a sunny Vancouver day. Our food also took a long time and it was just a pizza and salad.

PM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Reasonable food for a reasonable price. Excellent views and good service.

s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Would go back. But the two of us were seated to a large table so we could hardly hear each other talking. It seemed odd seating us there as there were plenty of vacant tables.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

The Tap and Barrel is great and has been since it opened. The only down side was the reservation system and requesting a table with shade or an umbrella being entirely overlooked. Getting seated was also a challenge for the 4 people at the front, as I was the second in my party they just pointed to the patio...pretty sad when everything else is amazing there

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service wasn't the best, which is rare for Tap & Barrel. However the food, as always was incredible! Definitely will be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We made reservations so we could sit on the patio. There was a long line up and we were told by the hostess we had to sit inside. Once we were seated, we asked for the Manager and she moved us outside to the upstairs patio. Great service since I believe when you make reservations, you should have your pick of seating.

DP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot for an afternoon on the patio with a great view! Great beer selection, nice menu and good too.

s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Nothing special. My salmon benny was small and priced more than local restaurant. Keg still makes the best caesars, this one was fishy tasting and the spice rim was only on a quarter of the glass and not great.
Waitress was great :)
Would I go back, probably as its a convenient and in the summer you can sit outside.

A
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We chose this restaurant because it was close to the show we were going to. It was a wet night so was apprehensive when we were shown to our table on the enclosed patio but there were very good heaters so no problem. Took a while to get some water for our table. Others arriving after us had some before we did but other than that service was good and attentive without being too much. We both chose the same salad with grains which was very good and filling. Mine had salmon added and it was cooked well.
I would say that this is more of a pub than restaurant but overall it was a good experience. On a dry evening it would have a good view towards BC Place and the surrounding waterfront from the patio. I would return another time.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Good food, good service, great view, outstanding cheesecake mouse desert, all in all an amazing dining experience.

MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was good and server nice, but the hostess made us wait for a table close to 15 min even though there were empty tables. She said there were reservations for those tables... which were empty for at least 1m5 hrs while I was there

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cajun chicken burger pretty good

BL
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my first time to this Restaurant. The Food and Service was great. The Upstairs Seating had a beautiful view. Will definitely grab that seat next time. The Seats were comfortable and it was perfect to check out the Game. Will definitely be back. Thank you. Huggies.

MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for dine out and had excellent food and service. There was a problem with one of the main courses, but their response went above and beyond. I would definitely go back for their regular menu.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were awesome. Sweat up a storm with the out door heat lamps. Asked if they could switch ours off. They said "sure". Never followed through. Guy who said he'ed turn off the lamps never made direct eye contact with us the rest of the night. Was funny. Wife and i made a joke of it. And yes we could have asked again but didn't want to make a stink. I'd still go back, especially if I want a simulation of a hot summers day ;)

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Terrific ambiance and great service, however if the food sucks, the review is poor. I've now eaten 5-6 times at various T n B's and the food is consistently between poor and fair. The pad thai is horrible, and my last meal was fish n chips. Two soggy battered pieces of flavourless cod dumped onto a small portion of fries, so the fries were soggy.

BP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Fried pickles, not the best but pretty good would definitely return. Definitely take the opportunity to use the patio in the summer.

GH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We were at the Tap and Barrel for a pre-theatre lunch. The Olympic village location is only a few blocks walk to the Arts Club BMO Theatre. The upstairs dining area was closed so we had to sit either outside in the enclosed patio or sit at a high table with stools in the bar area. We chose the patio because some people in our group are not comfortable on stools. The food was okay; I have had better Pad Thai. Other meals were reportedly 'good'. This would be a great location in the summer but not so special in the winter.

M
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We live in the area and come often.
Service is always great with a great team there. My daughter go on to the Nanaimo jar sadly. Great selection and look after kids well with a superb patio one of the best in vancouver. Great for watching the world go by on the sea wall.

JM
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great menu, fabulous staff, have never been disappointed with entrees here!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was unreal, food was good. Great beers

V
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Don't get a table on the Lower patio in the fall/winter.
The whole place is too noisy.
I think Tap and Barrel has lost its appeal for me.

PH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended Tap & Barrel on our way to a concert at Rogers Arena. Thought we'd try it due to the close proximity to the arena. We were surprised and delighted by the great food and service. Patio has a terrific view of False Creek right beside a walking / riding path - great for people watching. The only suggestion I have is to turn all the tables on the patio by 45 degrees so everyone seated can better enjoy the view. Loved this place - will definitely return!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was good, I had steak and fries and it was tasty. Service could have been better. The Hostess (2 of them) were hardly helpful or friendly. I reserved through Open Table for a business lunch. My guests had arrived and been seated. I arrived at 12.05 and asked for my table. They said I had no booking! I guess they deleted the booking when half the party arrived and then could not recall the name. Unprofessional. I walked around to find my guests. Would not have worked if it were a first business meeting!!
Also, when the sun moved over to where we sat, not one staff - many walking around very importantly with ear pieces! - walked over to ask if we wanted an umbrella. Oh well... the New Gen folks.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This is definitely for a more young crowd.
Very casual

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