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About Tap & Barrel • Shipyards
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.
Comfort Food, Canadian, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Carrie Cates Court
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Large TVs and a projector screen featuring all major sports.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tap & Barrel • Shipyards Ratings and Reviews
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.
Fast service, good food, great location.
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.
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.
We had bunch at Tap and Barrel and it was very tasty. Our server was excellent and attentive.
Will be again soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nice relaxed place to eat near Pinnacle hotel. Casual lively dining with good service and reasonable value and quality food
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.
Our server was excellent! Accommodate some food sencetivities. Very understanding and nailed the entire order.
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.
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.
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
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.
Excellent food and service. Casual room. Largest outdoor patio in the lower mainland.
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.
Excellent experience for first time diners at this location. Recommend to all for a casual fare with good food and ambiance
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!
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!
Great service. Good food and location.
Music was very loud so difficult to have a conversation with family.
Our server should be awarded Server of the Month! She was the best! Always appreciate an honest server
Chose this spot because of its location. Friends from Tsawassen, Surrey, South Van and Squamish all found it easy to get to via sky train/sea bus, etc. Our server was outstanding and the food was perfect for the occasion, not too fussy but fresh and tasty.
My only complaints would be that I made the reservation a week in advance and chose an early start, 5:00pm, to beat the rush and asked for an outside table but was given a table upstairs where it was quite hot. The place was pretty empty still and I felt we should have had a better table. The other thing, which I feel is quite major, is the lack of toilets. The line up was down the hall. That's a deal breaker for me. I would definitely take that into account next time I decide on a place to meet for drinks!
Always a favourite spot to enjoy wings, salads & drinks
The service is always friendly and prompt. The food is delish! Love the nacho chips with cumin!
Really like the atomosphere.
Good varied menu with attentive service. Recommended.
We went there as a surprise for my husband. The wine list was impressive, the food was plentiful and delicious, our server was friendly and efficient, and the ambiance is super cool.
If I had one wish it's that people who bring young kids to restaurants (that aren't typically for young kids) wouldn't let them run around in constant loud crazy circles for hours. Maybe a family section?
Even so, we had an absolutely fabulous time! We'll be back for sure!
A regular favourite nearby. We enjoy it every time.
The space is beautiful, the beer menu very good, and the service was excellent. However it was much too loud to be comfortable.
Meal was nice and the service was excellent... will happily come back again
Great patio! Food was decent. Really like the pb burger. It's surprisingly good.
The only criticism would be that the menu selections for Mother's day brunch were limited.
My third or fourth time here. I love the atmosphere, cozy and yet active. The food is always good. Their focaccia bread with hummus is fantastic! Great salads, tacos and chicken.
Super view of the waterfront looking to downtown Vancouver. Would recommend to anyone!
Unfortunately I do not remember our waitress' name, but she was friendly and provided excellent service. We were initially on the patio and it was potentially going to rain and we asked if we could be moved inside. She found us a table and moved us seamlessly to another table. She took care of all our needs and made sure that our evening was relaxing and enjoyable.
Went to watch hockey game. Good experience except for the chairs. Chair was uncomfortable after ~1.5 hiurs
This was my fourth time at this location and likely my last. Every time there has been something to leave me feeling like it wasn't a great experience: unfriendly hostesses who wouldn't let us ask a question and told us to get in the line for a table; rude staff who said, "That's not my job" when we wanted to order a drink; food dropped all over my friend and her two kids when it was brought to the table; and this last time there was a lot of confusion over my reservation. Three different people tried to seat us and each time we were asked to wait and they themselves seemed very confused. And after putting up with all that, the food has been either mediocre or just bad every time.
A nice venue for an informal meal - good food, with lots of choices. Sometimes a bit busy, but we'll be back!
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