Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.2
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207 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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)
What 207 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Smittytravelsplaces
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and follow covid protocols very well with table spacing and procedures. The service was quick and food excellent. The chocolate chip brownie for dessert was excellent.

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SueL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful table outside on the waterfront. Brunch was tasty and arrived quickly. Only tiny complaint was coffee was luke warm and one our parties couldn’t get a latte as the machine was broken.

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JosephineT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

I really like the Tap & Barrel venue and the location is fantastic but I was a bit disappointed by my recent experience. I made a reservation online in advance for my birthday. It was a lovely sunny day so when we arrived I asked if we could sit outside, we were told we would have to wait 40 minutes for a table outside. We were given the worst table inside despite having made a reservation. Would have been great if there was an option to reserve a table outside on the reservation website. Apart from that we had a great time, the service was great, the happy hour deals were great.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

First time back at the Tap since the virus hit

Much quieter. Bartender waited on our table. Hard to do 2 jobs w/o affecting service.

Didn’t think my meal was up to usual tap level. A dish I had had before.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Gorgeous view from the patio.
Would recommend happy hour.
Service was okay but had to ask for plates and cutlery.

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Whatever
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was ho-hum. The mains were brought out before appys were finished, and they forced everything onto our tiny table instead of waiting until we were done with the appys, so we were forced to stack plates and cups on the table. Just felt like inexperience on the kitchen side of things.

Views were great, ambiance was great, our server was super nice and friendly.

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MarianM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My tuna salad was delicious and my two sailing buddy friends enjoyed their heartier poutine and hamburgers - it was my first venture out for a meal after the lock-down and Tap and Barrel was a great choice - service attentive and pleasant - beautiful ambiance on the deck and the subdued noise level allowed us to hear our ‘distanced’ conversation. Certainly will come again

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LydiaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food is mediocre but the staff and location are amazing.

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GWIW
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy Hour good value , great view from the patio and feel very safe as the restaurant is following all the COVID-19 rules

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RebeccaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tapp and Barrel is one of my favourite restaurants. Great for families or drinks with friends. Location is spectacular, food and drinks are top notch, and the service is excellent. You can’t go wrong planning a meal here for any occasion.

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Jaqi
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We've had better experiences there but this time it wasn't great. Service and food were both in a scale of 'Not Good to Meh'. Nobody seemed to really care. I know it's an "unprecedented time" but nobody seemed to care about being there. I usually leave good reviews but it was a sub par experience.

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AliceP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was good and well set up

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ToddE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great everything greta great great great great great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service.
Our server was from Gallway. She was absolutely charming and super helpful. Simply excellent.

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Mccallum
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was perfect to celebrate our engagement and the service was awesome.

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vipGazza
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Good sized patio. Food okay but nothing special.

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MichelleR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

There were many servers around us, yet we frequently had to ask for things they didn't bring us, such as; side plates and cutlery to eat our shared food with, soy sauce and chopsticks for the sushi as well as getting a second round of drinks. Also, it was half price wine and we ordered 2 bottles of Prosecco and were charged full price. Because we were in a rush to leave no one noticed until later and had to make 3 phone calls to get a refund. In the end, the problem was rectified, but I don't really understand how it happened in the first place. The food was still good and we love the location and ambience. The servers were all nice, just not that 'attentive'/ 'aware' at times. Millennial's. ;-)

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ABCdefg
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, fair pricing, clearly marked tables with distancing measures in place.

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AminS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Highly recommended, great location specially at night which has downtown Vancouver View:)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening with some close friends. This was our first escape from home. Shared several appetizers and a few drinks. Food and service was good.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

My chicken sandwich came in a bun which quickly became soggy. They used to serve them in a chiabatta sandwich, which I much prefer.

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IsaP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, very accomodating with menu modification request. Server (Olivia) very attentive. Quick service & all the staff are very welcoming, can feel their smile, even with their masks.😊

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Lynn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great spot (Shipyards) for a bite and drink on the patio!

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PeterI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good night out for my wife and I
Best wings in the city

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Brad
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful staff ! Thank you tap & barrel !

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andre
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great! we are so happy to come back! LOVE TAP & BARREL

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was fine. Coffee was quite bad and service was slow and I had to find someone for a spoon to stir my coffee. Service not very attentive at all. Venue is nice though and outdoor patio very nice with view of harbor, Canada Place.

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AliceI
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Very pleased with the service ! Thank you!

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GWIW
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With the reopening and COVID-19 rules the Restaurant Staff did everything to make you feel safe with the seating , cleaning tables before you were seated, distancing the tables from the other patrons
Management and All the Staff have really done a great job and will return

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Mwas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Terrible service. Made a reservation and was still made to wait outside in the cold for 15 minutes for a table. Asked me my name 4 times when I had the reservation code in front of them. Slow service. Beers still displayed on menu were actually discontinued.

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JamesBond
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First outing awesome

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SteakGuy
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great 1st visit back since COVID hit. Food & Service were great & felt very safe. They have taken the heath & safety procedures very seriously, but it still felt very comfortable. Shout out to Steve the manager for his Hospitaliy!

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CustomerDS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Decent food, great ambience. Terrible service. We were left unattended for over an hour after getting our food served.

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Beve
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome patio, great staff, love this place and they have my favourite beer on tap; Brewhall IPA!

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Eijam
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SHIPYARDS Tap snd Barrel was my go to for take out during the shut down and it was great to be enjoying the patio once again . As always, staff were quick, I could feel the smiles behind the masks!

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NasrinM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place to relax with your friends and enjoying your moments

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JasonL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, good place to meet and have a talk with somebody you care about.

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GWIW
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Happy Hour Menu and Prices
Location is easy walking and access for people with disabilities

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PKA3300
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice place for a beer on sunny afternoon. Could do better with food though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good!

FAQs

Tap & Barrel • Shipyards does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tap & Barrel • Shipyards also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 638-2339.

Tap & Barrel • Shipyards is rated 4.2 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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