Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village

3.9
59 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am

Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(604) 685-2223
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Our dining room boasts waterfront views of False Creek, Science World, and BC Place. Our semi-private room, The Library, seats up to 20 guests and our upper floor is available for private functions and can accommodate groups of up to 90 people. Our team will work with you to customize your function!
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Private Party Contact
Jostin Del Rosario: (604) 685-2223
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Between Manitoba & Ontario, in Olympic Village
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Parking Details
Public Pay parking or Street parking available
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Public Transit
We are fully accessible by public transportation, please see Translink for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 59 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.7
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

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

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

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

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cajun chicken burger pretty good

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BL
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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 ;)

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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BP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

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GH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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M
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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JM
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was unreal, food was good. Great beers

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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.

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PH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is definitely for a more young crowd.
Very casual

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our group of 8 had a great time together and enjoyed sitting in a comfy corner couch area which took up a big chunk of the top deck patio. Only problem was that a bunch of us were blinded to the point of tears by the sun but they would not put the sun umbrella up over our area. Four different people in our group asked our server repeatedly but we were told that the manager said "no, the sun was going to go down soon." We'd been asking since 5:10 and the sun had just set when we left around 8:00 !! ... very very very weird customer service!

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TC
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is an enjoyable location with ambience and very good food.

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time I came here was a Sunday, my friend and I sat upstairs on the patio. I was very happy that the hostess was able to accommodate my request "outdoor patio, but out of the sun"! Haha. Second time was a weekday, unfortunately their upstairs was not open. Anyways, upstairs/downstairs does not matter because their service, food, and quality was consistent. I really enjoyed their PB&J Burger. I highly recommend it! Oh, remember to pair it up with their house salad! Truly enjoyed every (daytime) experience here. Will come back and try again in the evening. I'm sure no matter what time of the day, their amazing view alone is worth the visit.

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b
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Please fix the chicken strip. It looked burnt and it was dry.
Our server was the only thing we enjoyed.

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am sensitive to the sun. I was very pleased that they could put me on the patio and still out of the sun! The food and service was very good as well. Definitely will come back again!

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JV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view of False Creek and Science World. Good price on beer on tap.

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AH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great water views!

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YT
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Reasonable pub like food and an excellent beer selection as usual. A refreshing change was that the audio system was at a more appropriate level than past visits so the music could be enjoyed while conversations were also possible without shouting.

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DM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I usually enjoy Tap and Barrel, however, the menu has changed and not for the better. I provided this feedback to the restaurant specifically via email and I received no response. I was disappointed with this visit.

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v
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delish, servers were wonderful, nice view.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great view

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J
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved my chicken noodle bowl. The upstairs patio in nice with a great view of false creek.

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BP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

quiet initially but too noisy for conversation once the place filled up

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Reserved two weeks in advance for daughter's 24th birthday dinner. Reservation information said patio unreservable and that you had to request it. We didn't want patio, so all should have been fine. Hostess stuck us out there, instead of giving us our reserved inside table. Our thinking is that my husband and I looked too old to fit in with the hip crowd inside. Haywire Pinot Noir came mixed with their rose by mistake and was dreadful! Why didn't they just accept their mistake and call it spillage? Yuck! Arugula and mushroom pizza consisted of a small mountain of arugula! At least that was easy to fix, but pretty ridiculous. Thankfully the three of us found these antics quite humourous and did not let this unfortunate and overpriced restaurant experience spoil our fun.

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KL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The portion for the cauliflower tempura was very small. The pad Thai was salty and sour tasting, it needed more sweetness. The service, drink selection and ambiance was spot on however.

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