Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.4
98 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
We serve honest, regional food with local craft beer and premium BC wine on tap. We source local ingredients and commit to using organic and Ocean Wise products whenever possible. Our beer and wine program is the most innovative of its kind, offering 36 craft beers and 16 premium BC wines, many of which are exclusive.

Located at the foot of Lonsdale, in the heart of the historic Shipyards, our restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with breathtaking views of the Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver.

(Please note that due to unpredictable weather, our patio is first come first serve and all of our reservations are for our interior seating)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Canadian, Global, International
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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) 638-2339
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Carrie Cates Court
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Public Transit
We are conventiently located by the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal and bus loop. Take a short walk down Carrie Cates Court until you see us on the corner and Lonsdale Avenue.
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Entertainment
Large TVs and a projector screen featuring all major sports.
Weekly Trivia night
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
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RL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome experience. Our server was so pleasant and accomodating. The food was great... fresh herbs were outstanding! Great place to eat and hang out!

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W
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great deck. Perfect for the warm weather.Choice of sunny or shaded seats. right on a beautiful water park, with lots of action going on.

Food was good. Would like to see some changes to the menu, or a daily sheet.

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TJ
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves :)

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great patio experience!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Place was busy I guess the four table section was too much for our server, but overall would still return.

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K
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Our server was very attentive. Tap’s taco chips, guac & salsa is soooo good!
We had the chicken salad, chicken burger and chicken fingers & fries. And all were delish!
I have been here many times and will continue to go back.

The only drawback is finding parking!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, even when they don't have half of their listed beers... Food was good!

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

The plates for share were dirty, so we sent them back! Same for some forks. After diner, I was not feeling well for the next full day! Food selection was not that great. Too bad, as they have a wonderful location. The atmosphere was great. I will probably go again for the location and have just bottled drinks!

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RC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location is close to every where, movie , shopping.
The beer and calamari is good .

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

An army of servers await you, service was swift, kind and not overly-solicitous.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service. Wasn’t busy and. Pull barely get our waitresses attention.

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place..................................................

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CN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The food there is mostly really good, the service excellent. The cole slaw was too coarsely chopped for my taste, and lacked a little zip in flavour. I HATED the background music which was too loud and since it was mostly rap....I can't even call it dinner music.

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J
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A good time and great meal with friends, as usual. Enjoyed the drinks and spacious location.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Came for a girls’ birthday celebration, food was fantastic and it came all at once which was great. Would have been nice if server came a little more often to ask if we needed anything, but she seemed to be extremely busy. Maybe more staff help would improve the service. She was very courteous and pleasant. Will definitely come again with a group!

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KM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

No wait time on a busy night--that was a good start. Our server was super personable and helpful. The chips and salsa we're unreal, they were so good. Our order was kind of screwed up but in the end, we had the two pizzas we ordered plus a third one that was the mistake, so we were happy.

Ambience was nice and our booth was comfy.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fast service, good food, great location.

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was nice that our table was ready and we were made to feel welcome. The noise level, however was very high, so conversation was mostly somewhat difficult, otherwise it was a good experience.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We booked in for a date but were not given a space in the dining room. Aside from that, it was enjoyable. Food was great and the service was good. Minimal interruptions which is always appreciated.

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K
Vancouver
70 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had bunch at Tap and Barrel and it was very tasty. Our server was excellent and attentive.
Will be again soon.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was great, service was very poor. Had to flag down a server and after she could not find anyone else to serve our table, she took the initiative to serve us. She was great, but we waited close to 30mins to get our drink order in.

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JC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a really nice lunch and our server was great. I just wish there were some tables of 2 or 4 right at the front as it was a special lunch and I wanted us to have a nice view, but the tables there were all for groups. Otherwise, it was very nice and the food was good.

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P
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I made a reservation and when I got there they were going to sit us at the bar until I said something. I also noted that I was entertaining friends from away so why would they choose the worst place in to sit us? Thankfully they moved us. My guest hated her pizza and didn’t eat it, but everyone else enjoyed the food. They did not compensate the guest for the pizza or apologize, they looked at her as if she had problems. Pretty poor service and a really long time to get the bill. I used to like this place but I won’t be back after how they treated us.

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place ! Spent 4 nights in North Vancouver and eat at the Tap & Barrel 3 of those nights. Great location, wonderful service and food beyond my expectations.

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K
Vancouver
70 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I have been here many time. It’s cozy and the food is good. Usually the service is great. Unfortunately this time the female server I had was not very good. Ordered a soda and she brought it but no straw. It was full of ice and I needed that straw otherwise the ice would be bumping my teeth and lip. When she brought the drink I asked for a straw. She then walked away to deal with another table paying their bill. I thought ok, she will get my straw after that. I watched her as she waited on 3 more other patrons and still no straw. I finally had to get up and politely asked her that when she was finished with those people if she would please get me a straw. She seems to take offence to me asking her again and was totally unfriendly the rest of the meal. I hope I do not get her the next time I go there or I will move to a different section!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and service, but happy to be outside on the beautiful patio, as it was far too noisy inside for conversation and visiting.

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OT
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice relaxed place to eat near Pinnacle hotel. Casual lively dining with good service and reasonable value and quality food

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We decided to make a reservation here for our anniversary. Included in the reservation was to be seated away from the kitchen and someone with A view of the water... that never happened and we ended up being right by the kitchen (very noisy). The server was sub-par at best due to the fact he wasn't very attentive. We are both disappointed.

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was excellent! Accommodate some food sencetivities. Very understanding and nailed the entire order.

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SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun spot right on the water. Great food. Beside outdoor community venue, often live music and adjacent to weekend market. Sunday morning open air church service can make conversation on the patio difficult.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were overall very pleased with the everything from start to finish. I wouldn't ask for anything except maybe a kids steak option for kids meal.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service was really good the food was tasty but the meal I ordered they ran out of the vegetables for it so that was disappointing also I had requested a patio seat but we were seated inside instead
The chairs we're not comfortable and small and the table was too small

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent. I didn't catch her name but even my dad...who's always the toughest customer..... remarked on her attentiveness and positive energy.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Casual room. Largest outdoor patio in the lower mainland.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent server. Kitchen is getting heavier and heavier handed with the salt. Still great service and beer selection but may not come back for meals anymore as it's getting hard to eat some of the dishes.

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K
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Typical bar or pub food. Nothing special but no complaints

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E
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent experience for first time diners at this location. Recommend to all for a casual fare with good food and ambiance

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GH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Casual dining. Good spot on Thursdays and Friday night, lively. Good beer and better wine selection. When the entire patio is complete it will be a hot spot!

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m
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Location location location... with a spectacular view. It is the hot spot to be and often its a wait to get a table. That is the wonderful thing about Open Table.. we got in right away from making a reso 15 mins before arriving. The food is delicious and it's got a happy vibe!

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