Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.2
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229 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)

Offers

Every Day Happy Hour

Starting Jul 21, 2020·Daily 15:00-18:00 21:00-23:00

Enjoy Happy Hour drinks + bites starting at $4.

What 229 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was great!

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JudithS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nutrition content on the menus would be much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Understand there was a recall on red peppers so no quesadilla or short rib sandwich. I was looking forward to trying the quesadilla.
Disappointed when I asked if it could be made just without them and my server told me no, they are made ahead of time and then heated up. Didn’t even go check with the kitchen to see if they could make one fresh for me. Just nope.
I’ve made quesadillas before, I’ve made them in a professional kitchen during a busy dinner service, it’s not that hard and wouldn’t have taken long to put one together fresh for me. Also I was going to ask for no cilantro and extra banana peppers so they would have probably had to make one fresh anyways.
And it wasn’t so busy they could t take the time to make one.
Other than that, the wings I ordered were tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome location on deck. Good safety precautions.

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aic2vanc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Sadly the brunch food was greasy and poorly cooked. Tator tots is not a good addition to the menu.

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MattK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great restaurant with many options for food and beverages. Always always get the soft baked pretzel with beer cheese dip. Great location.

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LynnK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great time. The server was so lovely. We were seated at a table with good airflow, even though it wasn't outside. Great food, great service, and good prices!

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SusanW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio in North Vancouver plus food and drinks were fabulous. We are regulars because every time it's A plus.

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MikeS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would have appreciated the server informing us of the cost of the glass of wine along with the recommendation of a particular kind we asked about. It was a bit of a surprise when we saw the bill. Other than that is was a wonderful evening.

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MarkP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & tasty food.

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Devman
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location and staff were super helpful with arranging patio seating with a great view of the city. Perfect location. Prices are a bit on the high side for a general night out but as a treat it was perfect.

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Coco
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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George66
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting on the outside patio with two friends on a perfect evening was a treat with excellent food and service.

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PangeaA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Everyone got sick when we got home, I will not be going back I spent $30 on a meal which made all of us sick

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Kayzia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Beautiful view, great food, and mediocre service.

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RalucaC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

They have a great patio and a decent Happy Hour menu!

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Dano
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extensive brunch menu, great food, great service and can’t beat the view from the deck.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great patio space with distance between tables. Felt very safe with staff in masks and pay via phone.

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PatriciaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service. Servers observing all the guidelines for the “new normal”. We felt very safe and relaxed. Great evening.

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NicoleP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great dinner at Tap and Barrel Shipyards. The tables were well spaced out and the server was very firendly. we were seated quickly.

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JoanneT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

It was *ok*. It’s a great room with a great patio and view of the ocean. Our requested “med rare” steak arrived “well done” and the rest of the food was just ok. We were surprised that it was apparently so difficult for them to accommodate a peanut allergy, given how prevalent nut allergies are.

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Roger
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good service, good food, fair pricing. Very nice outside patio with very good physical distancing between tables and other people.
Staff up to speed with Covid-19 precautions- all wearing masks and sanitizing tables, chairs etc.
Beautiful waterfront location - modern, upbeat. All round good lunch experience.

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Smittytravelsplaces
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
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 on July 5, 2020
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 on July 4, 2020
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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vipAliceP
Vancouver
4 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.

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 229 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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