Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village

3.9
58 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 58 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.7
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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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3.0Dined on July 6, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

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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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

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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4.0Dined on May 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

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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4.0Dined on March 2, 2017

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2017

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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Cajun chicken burger pretty good

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2017

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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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

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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4.0Dined on January 23, 2017

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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2.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

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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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

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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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Service was unreal, food was good. Great beers

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2016

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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5.0Dined on September 19, 2016

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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3.0Dined on September 14, 2016

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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3.0Dined on August 24, 2016

This is definitely for a more young crowd.
Very casual

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2016

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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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

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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1.0Dined on August 9, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2016

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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5.0Dined on July 10, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2016

Great water views!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

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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2.0Dined on May 1, 2016

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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Food is delish, servers were wonderful, nice view.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2016

Great view

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2016

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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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3.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Although our server was absolutely excellent, I have to say that we were disappointed in the food. Although our shared appetizer of hummus, olives and pita bread was delicious, the main courses did not fare as well. My dining companion's fish (of the fish and chips selection) was unfortunately coated in thick batter which was simply sodden in grease. Our server very kindly took the fish back and had a fresh order made. The second attempt was somewhat better but still more greasy that it should be. He ate the fish but left the batter for compost. My salmon and quinoa salad was acceptable. The wedge of west coast smoked salmon was strongly smoked and salty on the thin side but got much better on the thicker side. We did very much appreciate the interesting selection of tasty beers. I'd return for beer and snacks but not for dinner.

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