Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village

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95 reviews
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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.
What 95 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
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vipPatricia
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat on the patio...it was great! We ordered from the Happy Hour Menu -- chips and guac, hot wings and the mushroom pizza with a few drinks. It was most enjoyable! Great way to spend a few hours!

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marianD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

When we arrived we were seated in a shady spot next to several sunny empty tables. All three of us were quite cold and we asked politely to be moved to one of the empty tables In the sun (before food arrived!). We were told that other patrons waiting downstairs in a line up (no reservations) wanted to sit in the sun also and we could not be moved now. We were told that we should have requested a sunny table while making our reservations online. The heat lamps were also not turned on for us.

Two of the sunny tables were empty for over half an hour while we had our lunch. The manager came by again to tell us that because of Covid, they had to be extra careful so did not want to move people. In the meantime we observed several tables being cleaned and it did not seem like a lengthy or complicated procedure as it consisted of less than a 30 seconds spritz of the tabletop only. Items like Coffee creamer were served to be shared by guests.

Our food was nice but we were cold and put off by the rude service to fully enjoy it. I understand that staff may be stressed under current circumstances (and our main server was very polite) but perhaps you could change or add some of your protocols with your managers to make it more enjoyable for your guests.

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vipHarryB
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful day to be on that patio! Had to wait 10 minutes so they could sanitize our table ..... I really appreciated it. Lunch was yummy. Service was quick and unobtrusive. Will definitely be back!

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foodie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and patio! Food was delicious. Will go again.

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Dutchy
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was average but the patio is great! Service was okay.

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vipPanini
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was fine. The wings should have had an options for sauce or seasoning. The cleaning seems great.

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Patio
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The server was very caring and kindly. I saw some staffs training self and safety at outside. It’s impacted nice and reliable.

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JayG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We received inattentive service from our waitress.. cold food.. late beers and items incorrectly billed on our bill.. my third and last visit to Tap & Barrel was a terrible one to say the least

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PattyL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Happy hour with outdoor seating was great! Drinks and happy hour food was soooo yummy! Definitely will come back and try other things on the menu!

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JanieC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and friendly staff. Lots of beer and wine choices. The pizza is really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The server that served our table had an attitude problem, not friendly and didn't seem happy to be there. Was an unpleasant dine-in experience especially since coming back from the reopening of restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was exploring what it was like to be at a bar/restaurant since they reopened after covid.

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Supes
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The heaters need to be functioning. It was freezing last night even with jackets and scarf on.

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YasmineF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Only problem was calling. I tried calling earlier in the week, and couldn’t get through. Then later made a 2 day in advance reservation, hours before when I wanted to update from 2-4 people, I spent 35 minutes on hold. I finally had to physically show up to make changes to the reservation.

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GabrielaS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Food is very expensive for the amount that you get.

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fakeorforreal
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Reopened too soon and not open as early as the Open Table time slots.

I’m not a regular at T&B but came here because they are taking reservations and their menu advertises a brunch happy hour online. I had a 10:45 reservation but it turns out they open at 11 on Sundays. We sat down and weren’t given instructions on how to order. We called the server over and she told us we had to scan the bar code on the table with our cameras, which would also be how we pay our bill. The menu that opened on our phones didn’t have any brunch items listed so we called the server over again and she brought paper menus. The menu didn’t have the advertised brunch happy hour per their online menu. Called the server over again to clarify and she said she had to check with her manager. The manager came over to explain that they were no longer doing the brunch happy hour and asked if that was okay. Trying to be understanding, we said yes and pointed out that open table has reservations as early as 10AM even though they don’t open till 11AM. So we ordered food and drinks. They brought over some beer samples while we were waiting. Somehow the cocktail arrived before the beer. We called the server again. Turns out that cask had been tapped but no one came to tell us. Picked another beer which didn’t arrive until we were half way through our meal. A different server came with the beer and said it was on the house.

When the bill came, there were two beers on the bill so we called the server over again to clarify...

There couldn’t have been more than 5 tables in the entire restaurant so I’m not quite sure why the experience was so clunky. I’m also a little put off by all the servers wearing fabric gloves and going from one table to the next. From an infection control perspective, it would be best that servers stick to specific tables and perform hand hygiene between tables. Handling everyone’s plates and going from table to table with the same pair of gloves is not very sanitary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Reserved a high top specifically to be downstairs, was instead put upstairs in the far corner at a large table for two of us.
Disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made sure it was clean and used PPE

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JeanneJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So thrilled with how Tap and Barrel have worked though the health and safety guidelines to provide a relaxed and enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

We use to like going there, this last time was a so unprofessional! We had family from out of province as well and I was a bit embarrassed.
- Took a very long time for a server to come and even just acknowledge us, ask if we wanted to order drinks, we were there for at least a good 10 minutes.
-Restaurant had run out of chicken strips for kids but had plenty of chicken strips for the Cobb Salad, I know they're the same.
-Ordered the ice cream for my kids, the ice cream ball was the size of a ping-pong ball and ALL staff couldn't find small spoons to eat it, my kids used a fork until someone finally brought them on.
-We all ordered desert which we never do, deserts arrived and we were given a handful of SOUP spoons to eat it.
-We were very nice and polite the whole time but our waitress with the over inflated injected lips was nice but so unprofessional, worst service ever.
We will drive to North Van if we want to go to Tap & Barrel again.

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vipPatricia
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great happy hour...good selection of food and drink! I enjoyed the poke bowl with a cider and then finished off with the brownie. The service was quick and friendly.

Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Patricia, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a great rating and review! We're happy to hear that you had such a great time hanging out with us and enjoyed happy hour! We'll see you again soon! Nicole

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NatalieA
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 on February 19, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Going to the hockey game

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vipRockyrewind64
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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!

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SandraG
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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RickB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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BlakeM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ashley was great.
Food and beer selection was awesome.

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MelanieJ
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.

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studman
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.

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NathanielF
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.

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GeorgiaO
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Christy
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!

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stellar
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.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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

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sparklymermaid
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.

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Brad
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

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Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 685-2223.

Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village is rated 4.1 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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