Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.3
384 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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)

Support Tap & Barrel • Shipyards during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 384 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was super friendly and congratulated us on our 8 year anniversary. They reserved a table with an amazing view. It was perfect!

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Febri
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You should go check this place! I had an amazing foods with the best view.

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IvaV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch with amazing service.

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Lbehniwal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved the place. Service and ambience was great!! Food was good but the quantity was a bit less as compared to the price of the item. Overall loved it!

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SallyC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff were friendly and welcoming. It was well organized, they were on top of sanitization, tables were spread out and covid protocols were in placed. They have an extensive outdoor patio and offer reservations which is a plus!

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Gelareh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, Great location and good services
we had brunch the brunch menu was limited though

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JulieC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a treat to be able to enjoy the sunshine and some delicious food.
The shipyards location has breathtaking scenery and a wonderful patio. The staff were friendly and despite the busy time of day we didn't wait long.
Can I suggest a more varied soft drink or alcohol free cocktail menu.

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vipSkyCastle
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best seat on the patio looking to the city from the north shore. Absolutely breathtaking. People walking by with dogs and smiles in the sunshine. Pink bubbles were a flowing and Emily, our server, was fun and efficient. Plenty of variety on the menu. Good times!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for brunch

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Expensive a 9 ounce glass of wine for over 30.00 once tax in is crazy! Food was good, but overall expensive for what you get. The "heaters" on the decks were limited and meant it was VERY cold as a guest.

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NeetuR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for dinner on the patio because of the new restrictions. We got to our table and I asked to be moved as it was cold and there was no heater. Our waitress told us that when making reservations, we have to request a heater for the table, although it wasn’t stated anywhere) Luckily for us, We were moved within 10 minutes to a table with a heater. We order the PB$J burger and the Cajun a chicken Cobb Salad. The egg on top of the salad was perfect! We finished our dinner just in time before the rain started. Definitely would come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times. Location, ambience and drinks are great. The food is good but has room to improve.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Server was nice and kind and amazing!! Nice view with wine and beer...

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy booking - patio right by the water. ONLY con was the table was so long I felt really far from my boyfriend and you can’t move the chairs to be closer.

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HeliaZ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The waitress was not very nice and kind she didn’t seem like she wanted to be there and I felt very uncomfortable and not very welcomed

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Elgringogordo
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our food was great! The service was on point and the ambiance was nice.
Social distance was in practice, felt safe but not overwhelmed.

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AdrianaR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Huge patio area with great view, salmon was very good.

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CourtneyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredibly accommodating and kind.

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PegahH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good environment and friendly people and good food

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CourtneyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

COVID measures were really well done and service was kind and efficient.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

I ordered a lettuce bun for my burger. It literally came with a limp piece of romaine on top of a tiny patty. If I could post a photo here of this poor presentation, I would. Red Robin (of which i should never compare a nice restaurant to) has a thick crispy iceberg lettuce bun beautifully presented. Very disappointing and it’s not just the lack of flavor, the presentation was horrific and the fact that an expediter thought this was good to go is surprising. Too bad. We liked this restaurant

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

There was lipstick on one of our glasses and the service was not great.but the food overall was good. The margarita pizza had a pool of oil on top tho:/

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, got a patio spot, nice and warm with the heaters, good food and drinks, love their happy hour. Nice people & quick service.

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Grumblingtum
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my son to Tap and Barrel to celebrate the Spring Break.

He claims that the kids cheeseburger was the best he has ever had. I had the steak, which was cooked perfectly and came with fresh greens. The wine list included some amazing choices! I selected my favourite local Vancouver Island Unsworth Allegro. We finished our meal with a delicious dish of gelato.

Our table overlooked the water and we enjoyed watching the activity outside while we ate.

Our server was training and did an outstanding job. We are both gluten intolerant and she was well-versed in the options available to us.

We had such a relaxed and enjoyable evening!!

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Huguette
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Still loved what I ordered but our foods especially my companion’s was not hot. Always great service. Merci

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Masood
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It is a great place to be, friendly crew and delicious food. it is made for bear

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GillyB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service. Felt Covid safe. Food was excellent.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was made fresh but a bit greasy. I ordered their tap burger. Customer service was very good.

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Samar
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious and staff are nice and friendly

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Jsquared
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Dined here with husband Saturday night. Twenty minutes after I placed order they told me they sold out of item I ordered. Could find no alternatives on menu. When food arrived both orders were cold and had to be returned. When food eventually arrived the steak, ordered md rate was rare. Service was slow and not very good. I attribute this to uncertainty of server managing a diner affected by a series of unfortunate events. Very poor experience. They offered to pay for my 7.95 French fries. Great venue and vibe but will not return.

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Steen
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view. Lots of beer options. Food is always good.

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Javid
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a culturally and socially a must-see place at Lonsdale Quay with a beautiful vintage shipyard style design and atmosphere. Warm and welcoming staff in addition to delicious food and of course their beers! Eat well and walk at Lonsdale Quay after.

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chrism
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great server ... people always smiling.

Food was great nice venue

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MaxineG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reliably good food. Informal, comfortable atmosphere. Good mix of young, young families and not so young patrons.

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vipHappyDiner
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The menu has changed since I was last here. It was a good meal, server was pleasant

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WestCoaster
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Our food took a long time to come. The table that sat down after us was done eating before our food even came. They came over a couple of times and said it would be out shortly but it wasn’t. We could see the kitchen and 2 of our meals were ready well before the others and were cold when they came. By that point we just wanted to be done and leave so we didn’t complain. They use the QR code on the table to get the menu and pay. Strangely, when I opened safari later in the day it refreshed and I could see what the people now sitting at our table were eating, a family of 6. Then later it update and 2 people were there having beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection. Tried the PB&J burger. Will go back! Fried pickles were a delight ♥️ .

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Ross
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the place, is a lot of room. Food is good, bears are excellent.

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Huguette
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the delicious spicy Cesar! The waffle with crunchy fried chicken and perfectly cooked poached egg Yummy.
The bowl of fruits was not great but difficult to get nice fresh fruits at this time of year. I tasted the banana bread and it was very good and on the light side. I want to go back

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RenaH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We went for the dine out brunch. It was great value for money. My friend had the granola and the double bacon benedict, and lived it. I had the fruit bowl - really fresh! The breakfast burger however was a little disappointing as the beef patty and the fried egg were overcooked. But as I said, great value for money and good ambiance and friendly service. The hot beverages - B52 coffee and Spanish coffee were excellent. Would definitely go back again.

FAQs

Tap & Barrel • Shipyards does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 4.3 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Tap & Barrel • Shipyards does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcard.tapandbarrel.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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