Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.5
475 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)

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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 475 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KirstyR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

The brunch food was very overprices for what you got. The bacon was like the microwave bacon, the meat in all dishes was minimal. Not great value. Great location and nice staff, but the food wasn't great

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vipPippin66
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time here. We remembered the fantastic menu and service from our visit in Feb this year, so we came back for my husband’s bday dinner today. We had the same very friendly service and the food was excellent! We sat outside right next to the water. Beautiful view of the Vancouver waterfront! We had the tuna poke bowl, Cajun chicken rice bowl and fried chicken burger. Plus the happy hour waffle fries and guacamole/salsa & chips. My husband received a complimentary dessert for his bday - he chose the mini apple pie with gelato. Everything was delicious! We will definitely be back!!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Was very indecisive about a table when I arrived, looked at 4 with Hannah before deciding that table would be OK. Hannah took it all in her stride with a smile on her face.

Sydney, our server, was fab. So, so patient while we chatted before making our choices from the menu. Also, her communication was spot on!

The interactions between us and Hannah and Sydney made for a great experience!

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vipKotori
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our favourite place to go on north shore! Ample room and great food and ambiance!

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GuyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

For the most part food and service very good however they couldn't give us a table that was to our liking even with an entire adjacent section empty.

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NickyC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must try spicy margarita and Moroccan salad best paring IMO.
It was very relaxing and view was breathtaking. I never get tired of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Best poke bowl in lower mainland. Selection of hazy ipas was excellent

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BeverleyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Too expensive by a long shot.
Happy Hour prices are not good.
Food was okay but not worth the prices.
Location was excellent.
Service was okay.
Definitely not a place I'd go frequently.

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vipmafi
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice pub with great location and large selection of BC beers

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LiaJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and the drinks were great but the service was not the greatest. Cups and dishes were quite dirty.

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MelanieF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Beautiful location! Our server just seemed a little unengaged with our table once she saw that we were only ordering waters to drink! We all modified our meals a bit, and none of them came with the modifications. Other that that, it was good!

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We like dining here! Beautiful location and we had a great server!

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Drew
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The best place to watch the big game in Greater Vancouver!

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BruceD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Our first server was disinterested in serving us. Our second server could not tell us his name and proceeded to get our drink order wrong twice and then forgot a third order. He proceeded to then bill us for the 2 incorrect drinks and his witty remark was... how else can I disappoint you today. The incorrect drinks were removed from our bill, without even an apology. Would not recommend Tap and Barrel at the Shipyard.

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Ruby
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The music is top 40 / pop which isn't my taste Try cooler sounds. Also, go for a more a more chilled soundtrack during brunch or happy hour.

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MamaC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great with good suggestions for beer. Noise level was minimal outside and this was pleasant. Staff went out of their way to ensure a special spot for a birthday celebration.

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vipJoanneK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the staff

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DavidP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you want me to write a review of more than 50 words, then think about providing an incentive.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very nice setting in a spectacular area. Service was great, bistro food was not remarkable but that was expected.

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the most delicious Poke Bowl....tried wine I wasnt familiar with and loved the enthusiastic crowd watching the hockey game

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AyeshaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Just ok for brunch, although a great location. Service was good as always

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Shorty
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I would say that the service was a little slow. I ordered power bowl without rice. I have had this before and the staff adjusted by adding more of each other ingredients. This time I mostly got green leaves with the dressing. It took a while for our waitress to come and do a quality check, and when she finally did arrive, to her credit she was quick to remedy the situation and my meal was great. Overall a great setting, and food was good, but frustrating to wait for a meal and then have to wait quite a while to remedy the errors made with it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was above average. Nice location and decent food, though nothing special about the food. I like the patio, it’s huge. My cocktail was fantastic though yum

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dionysis
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience1

I understand the stanley cup playoffs are important but the TV volume was beyond loud.
Also patio doors open letting in the 40* heat? Would not close upon request. Canned pineapple in poke bowl was gross.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great time

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Dorcia
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A fantastic heat wave day spend on the patio. Great service from Tania , fanning us with memories of cool St.Petersburg. Shared our favourite grilled halumni cheese sandwich with kale salad to start with, followed with lettuce wraps, and poke tuna bowl. Even though we had an umbrella we needed extra ice to keep our beer from boiling. Little suggestion would love to have had freezer chilled beer glass.

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JQuazz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch was yummy - the chicken and waffles is goood. The waffle is more on the crispy side than fluffy even with the maple syrup. But the chicken was crispy and super flavourful. The cayenne honey drizzle was delicious but def could have been a bit more of it. We were sat outside and it was so nice on such a hot day being by the ocean with a bit of a breeze (it was the start of June’s heatwave). Our second coffee refill was cold :( yes it was a hot day but still wanted our coffee to be hot. Service was friendly and fast.

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ValM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We were seated in the shady area of the restaurant which is what we requested. We were very happy with our location. Service was friendly and helpful. Check ins with us were done on a regular basis. Restaurant is in a fabulous location.

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NancyP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had two little kids. We had the perfect table on the museum side of the restaurant and the kids could splash around in the water in front of the museum.

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amazing
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Amazing service with lovely staff. I ordered Tap burger and I wished there was more lettuce, tomato and sauce in it as the beef was juicy but missed freshness. Overall love this place and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food has vastly improved over the years. Great service. The music was (and usually is) too loud, though.

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NadiaI
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and personnel were very nice. Service became a little slow when the restaurant got busy. We waited over half an hour to get a chance to order desert. The server brought it but forgot the coffee

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Scott
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed Father's Day on the east (shaded in late day) patio. Service was great! Happy Hour everyday 3 - 6. Maybe could get a few cheaper items on the food specials and about $1 less per drink. Can't beat the area!

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JillS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here. Staff are amazing. Food and drink superb. Been coming on my own to watch euros and always feel welcome and comfortable!!

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LorF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had outstanding service. Food was tasty. I do find the prices to be a littler higher for the same dishes then other similar restaurants.

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JasonD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, and a picture perfect view from the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Front of house and wait staff were amazing.

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Dorcia
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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 4.5 stars by 475 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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