Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.4
403 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 403 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomBarry
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meeting our best friends

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Marco8
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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GeraldineM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Gordon
Vancouver
4 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

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Ruby
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food, service & view. But the pop music kills the weekend morning vibe. Cool jazz or ambient tunes would've been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience. Manager was outstanding. Sincerely pays attention to his customers.
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Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

FOR A DETAILED REVIEW KEEP READING ! ✨

Came here for a friends birthday! we were a party of 5 and dined during the restrictions of patio / outdoor dining only.

They have a lot of tables outdoor and it’s really nice, have umbrellas and heaters around and since we were a big table we had a large umbrella that covered us whilst it was raining but I would say if you’re a smaller party you could possibly get wet as they have smaller umbrellas.


Our server was really kind but I think you could kinda tell she was new as she had to come back to ask us things (totally fine! ) but the part I got a bit flustered about is that she got our orders wrong for the desserts.

Our mains were pretty good .. I had the salmon which I enjoyed! However they brought our desserts at the SAME TIME that our mains came out????? The whole table ordered a milk chocolate brownie which had a scoop of ice cream and they came out at the same time as our mains. We were kinda upset because the ice cream would have melted by the time we finished our mains and the brownie wouldn’t have been warm anymore ..... from sitting out in the cold so we really don’t understand why they served it at the same time.

After asking them to put the desserts in the fridge or something because we didn’t want our ice cream to melt ... they agreed but when they came out again they were ROCK SOLID!!!! literally couldn’t even cut through it and it felt like a rock if you were knocking your spoon against it. It was a huge let down and literally none of us finished our desserts which was $10. On top of that I ordered 2 desserts and she only gave me one so I guess our server forgot about one of the orders. It was ok tho in the end because The brownies were soooo rock hard I didn’t even wanna eat.

Otherwise, I think the mains were nice and so is the ambiance. I would try to go on a sunny day! Otherwise ,,, the experience dining here was nice. Overall 3.5/5 maybe.

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Cole2dine
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked lunch for my mom and I about 5 days before the reso and they gave us the best seat on the patio! Such a fabulous experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfrct lunch

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JessiS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great time at Tap and Barrel! The staff were all incredibly nice, the food was delicious and the selection of drinks was great. The patio is huge and we had tons of space between us and other groups. I'll definitely be coming back here!

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Hambone
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a great server. Lovely evening. Problem was we called ahead with a special request details were discussed with day manager who assured that night team would be prepared. When we arrived nothing had been prepared as asked. This was a special occasion and it was very frustrating.

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KikiP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very cheerful and prompt. Even with all the restrictions in place we were able to enjoy a very tasty meal. Personally I love the extra space and all the tables outside. I often can’t get a table outside because there isn’t enough so bring on the extra outdoor seating!

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NellyR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, view and service. Our waitress Sierra was fabulous

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CoreyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was really nice and put us at the table with a gorgeous view of the Skyline (Requested ahead of time 🙂)

Food was super delicious and servers came around enough without feeling overwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
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
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
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 on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch with amazing service.

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Lbehniwal
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I came for lunch with my parents... and our server was not friendly at all... he didn’t do proper quality checks or asked if we needed anything else when we got the food, And the food was cold (not his fault). I asked for extra well done fries (I know a big ask, but my child won’t eat them unless they’re done that way) and they were super soggy. The deep fried pickles are usually my favourite and I order them every time without a doubt, but this time they had SO much batter on them I just felt sick after eating. I had also ordered a strange fellows beer and it wasn’t cold, it was just a little under Luke warm.

I normally don’t complain but the last few times I’ve been there the quality of service and food has been pretty bad. I understand we’re in a pandemic and everyone is just doing the best they can, but you’re running half capacity.. more focus should be on quality not quantity while people are choosing to spend their money at your place- to support your business.

I had my two young children with me 10 months and 3 years and I had called prior to ask if I could put my name down for the wait list as it was really hot out and I couldn’t have my younger one in the sun (totally understand this isn’t your problem). The hostess said there’s nothing I can do I will have to just come, put my name down and wait. I called back hoping to speak with a different hostess and she then explained to me that I can go on the wait list on open table, which helped me out A LOT.

Sorry to sound like a Karen.. but after 3 times of the same thing happening I feel like it’s best you guys know so you can improve.

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Gelareh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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JulieC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
Vancouver
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
Vancouver
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
4 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
Vancouver
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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vipElgringogordo
Vancouver
5 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
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

CB
CourtneyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredibly accommodating and kind.

PH
PegahH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good environment and friendly people and good food

CB
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
Vancouver
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
Vancouver
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.

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 403 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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