Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.4
438 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 438 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

The service was horrible, the waitress never showed up and we were waiting for so long. Then even after that initial mess up she still didn't come to our table for long periods of time. One of the worst services I've ever had.

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Momofone
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Front of house and wait staff were amazing.

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Dorcia
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Made reservation in advance as it was to be a sunny weekend and thus a popular and busy place. Had a nice table outdoors. Last time we had a wonderful ceviche to start with. Hopefully it will come back? So in lieu of ceviche we decided to start by sharing a grilled holumni cheese sandwich, and were a bit surprised that it arrived with fries, our bad, as the previous time the server must have asked us if we wanted to upgrade to a kale Caesar salad instead of fries. The sandwich was so good as if we were vacationing in Greece, that we went for another order, this time with 2 Caesar sides. Great selection of beers , totally happy with my choice of a Strange Fellows Talisman Pale Ale lighter in alcohol yet full on flavour.

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Goodfellas
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and Food were Excellent! Steak Frites! Our Server was friendly, fast and knew his brews!

GW
vipGWIW
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our afternoon on the patio ..Great View and Happy Hour
Hostess and Servers are very friendly
Feel very comfortable going to the Tap and Barrel Shipyards as they follow the
BC Health Covid rules

NA
NazimA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Great ambience and patio. Thanks for everything

GF
GeraldF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Two of us chose to eat inside. Good service, great beer choices. We chose three appetizers; gyozo dumplings, calamari and quesadilla .
The dumplings and calamari were very good but the quesadilla was disappointing and we didn’t finish it

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virginiap
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for happy hour and shared three appies. It was more than enough for the two of us. The restaurant is right on the water so the view from the patio is awesome. The service was spot on and our server outstanding.

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unhappycustomer2021
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The happy hour at the tap is the worst at the ship yards. It lacks in options and prices. Happy hour is meant to be inexpensive. We should have gone to joey's or pier 7. They have good happy hour options. Maybe management can take a look at your local competitors happy hour options in order to improve yours.

I will not go to the tap again. I have been disappointed several times and never impressed.

You are too expensive for what you offer. The food does not impress nor do your drink options. Cut the prices on your happy hours menu all ready. I am going to Joeys.

DD
DingDong
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food is not as good as their neighbors, Joey's, but perhaps they are more about drinks, which their selection is great. So go for drinks and atmosphere, but if you're hungry, don't expect anything special.

PT
PartTimeDiner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome service, great happy hour!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio! Covid safe, dividers also cut down on noise.

LF
LoriF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great food and patio seating with view is gorgeous.

GC
GeoffC
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the patio ambience so welcome during the pandemic! Service was amazing.

HH
HelenHighwater
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly people and amazing location! Love it here!

JC
JeremyC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

The food and wine menu need work. For instance, the new cauliflower lettuce wraps are a welcome addition but this is a fried dish. Which makes it quite heavy. the menu still needs broader salad offerings that are plant-based and fish-based. I considered getting a tuna burger with a salad and just tossing aside the bun so I could have a tasty tuna salad. The staff were very helpful, professional and friendly. The high top seating outside -- those metal stools get pretty hard after 30-40 minutes and the seating base is small. Finally, wines. We sampled 3 reds, none were very good. I'd rather have one glass of a good red than three of a mediocre one.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived, were seated and greeted by our server it was nothing but positive energy and great service. Our waitress was super accommodating, so kind and just over all a great asset to your team. I sadly missed her name but we were there from 615 till about 10 sitting close to the walkway with the little water “park” /ground beside us (2nd table in from the “exit”). We can’t thank her enough for making our night so wonderful!!

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RobinN
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First day of indoor dining. Terrific server and wonderful food! 50% off house wine was a bonus.

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AAmiry
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat right by the water on the patio! The fried chicken mac n cheese was BOMB and the sangria pretty great too. To top it off had awesome friendly and speedy service and an overall wonderful birthday dinner :) would recommend for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

It’s a cool place don’t bring your car

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fellowtraveller44
London
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good services but average food. Proper pandemic protocol.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service

CP
ChrisP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch on the patio!

GW
vipGWIW
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

View is great , Good Happy Hour Menu , Staff is friendly , Hostess's are great and try to accommodate you with your table request, Tables are distanced and clean

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Steve
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great staff, great view! 10/10 would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Nicholas was great, he got all our food and drinks quick to us. He was super friendly and continued to check up on us throughout our dinner. I will definitely be back.

JD
JenniferD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

I actually got overcharged on my bill as I'd ordered a simple two eggs and toast was charged for a full bacon and eggs meal. I don't eat meat nor did I want hashbrowns. Be careful of how you order

TC
TonyC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice large patio seating. Loved the tater tots served with brunch items!

LT
LynnT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant!! Great location. Food was excellent, service was wonderful. Would definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view and the food was amazing and our server was a darling as well

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Penr
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average food, not the greatest value for money.

TB
TomBarry
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meeting our best friends

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Speechless

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Marco8
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience1

Mother Day
Son arrived early for 1030 seating. He and his younger teen aged sister where carrying gifts and flowers for their mother.

Staff seated them in the coldest and next to a full family of 6 plus two small ones nonsun until 11:45 as our 90 mins booking was ending. .

On this special day no celebration by your staff or setup.

Espresso machine out for maintenance
No proper dispensing of pepper or salt that slow for mixing by your staff and delivered to our table as “pepper”. Which what was ordered.
What was delivered was one pepper pack and 4 salt packs all similar. Salt allergies made for a bad meal.

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CaraR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic time this past weekend at the Shipyards enjoying the patio, the view and the foods and drinks!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome, great staff (dog friendly as well) and lovely drinks and food. Will definitely come again

GM
GeraldineM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mostly good...find a tad expensive especially starters.

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vipGordon
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Checked in, was told my table was being cleaned. So I waited while I watched 3 other parties after me get seated. Appears I had been forgotten and the hostess seemed to imply that

Server was nice but I literally only spoke to him twice as he came to take my order and give me the bill. Didn’t check on how the food was or if I needed a refill.

Been here several times during the newer restrictions and they’ve been good except this visit

JK
JKffff
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great view, great vibe, and food was pretty good too. Go during happy hour to get the best bang for your buck

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Doums
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

20 mn to get a table we booked. People with no reservation getting better sitting.

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 4.4 stars by 438 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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