The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

4.2
213 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
The Distillery Bar + Kitchen opened in the Spring of 2013 serving up straight forward Italian-American style dishes and boozy handcrafted cocktails. The menu was developed with an emphasis on sourcing local ingredients, taking the time to make products from scratch and being inspired by the way that ‘Mama used to make it’.

The restaurant hosts a long 30 person communal table ideal for large groups, family-style dining or getting to know your neighbour. Guests can also sit outside on the heated patio to people-watch with a bottle of wine and flavourful pasta.

You may reserve seats online for a maximum of six guests. Please note that due to the style of our restaurant service parties of 4 or more may be sat at a communal dining table. Cheers!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 213 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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MariaA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch on Saturday around 12:30pm and had a lovely time. The food was delicious and service was excellent. The only thing that was slightly annoying was they would not accommodate a substitution because of "covid". I don't see how subbing bacon instead of prosciutto on a benedict has anything to do with covid; I checked the prices of the sides before asking and saw the bacon was less expensive so I don't understand the reasoning behind it. Despite that, I will definitely go back because we had a great time.

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vipSharonH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Comfortable setting excellent service, food average but only had appetizers so to be fair try it here, great ambiance

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Gastowngirl
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Can't go wrong with a mimosa pitcher and the salmon eggs benedict.

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Raebomb
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and very tasty meals

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KatieS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!!! and comfy seating and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The Calamari, garlic prawns and smoked salmon was heavily seasoned with salt. Otherwise, entire experience was good.

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JennyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Our server made no effort to speak with us, and then out of nowhere, told us we were not allowed to order any additional alcoholic beverages. Our bill showed we only consumed 1 beverage per hour. He was very rude to us, while we were providing business and sitting quietly in the corner. I will never return to this establishment. My party was shocked and offended by this server's accusation. If you want to drink more than a couple beverages, AVOID THIS PLACE.

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vipNancyB
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at the Distillery. Great food and great staff.

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PatriciaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great time here for brunch this weekend! The vibe was great, food was actually amazing! :)

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GSood
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meatball Benny was awesome; the lady had the avocado toast and enjoyed it very much!

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GASTON
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Absolutely recommended to visit.

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The morning brunch there was great. Great foods n service. Quiet booth not to noisy. 👍 on this 💝Day 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Food really tasty. Maybe a bit too salty for my European’s palet but would definitely go back for another great brunch time.

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vipYYZg
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience1

Shoved into a corner

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vipTrishM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite happy hour spots - good/smart deals on wine (probably beer too), with an impressive cocktail menu and tasty food to go along with it - this is a nice big living room that, especially in these times, is a nice place to go to feel almost like you're meeting in your own home. Chick pea fries are definitely worth trying - but do yourself a favour: let them COOL first :o

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adv9999999
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always fun before a Canucks game!
We pop in whenever we are in Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was great! and the food was amazing! great Italian food

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Ciaobella30
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Valentine dinner with the Gals!

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Favourite brunch spot!! Great value and always fun
Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

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DougB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reception was quick and we were offered several seating options and when seated people arriving were not seated next to each other. Service was quick and we were not rushed and were able to carry on a conversation without excessive noise.Great menu selection at various prices. I love Veal and there were 5 choices which the waiter quickly explained. Overall a great dinner experience

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I do love the Distillery Bar + Kitchen. Ever since I "found" it last year, I haven't gone anywhere else in Vancouver. Great food, reasonable price point, excellent Happy Hour offerings, and the Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini is to-die-for-worthy.

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice for brunch. Amazing menu and well priced. Best value in Vancouver!

Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

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TylerC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Service was amazing. Will definitely come again.

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vipYVRV6B
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good Italian food options and quality. Appetizers are great, pasta dishes are good as well. I had a veal milanese which was a little over-fried and the veal was dry. Calamari, meatballs and pasta was very good. Recommend for a casual lunch.

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remarkablerebma
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great pre-hockey game dinner.
We shared a salad and two flatbreads (the mushroom and sage was our favourite) as well as cocktails (their Kentucky Sour was excellent). The close proximity to the sky train, plus free trolley to Rogers Arena were bonuses! We will be back next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

we waited at our table for 30 minutes with no service, asked about it and still no service so we left

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ShaeS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best service!! Our waiter and the staff were excellent. Hard to come by now adays!

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YasminA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Overpriced for mediocre food. I do not recommend.

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect for brunch! And great value and quality of food. My weekend go to when in Vancouver

Noelle Halcrow

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MP50
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met here prior to game at BC Place. Venue was perfect, we dined on heated outside patio.
Good location in Yaletown..food was very good!! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always excellent. Several good veggie options. Try the jalapeño vodka Caesar!

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Britt
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Friends and I reserved a party of 3 for a brunch birthday surprise and noted same during reservation. On arrival, we were seated and greeted by a server on his 2nd shift. We introduced ourselves, advised it was a birthday and asked our drinks to always be full. It appeared that our server ended up with a group table and we were quickly ignored for the rest of our experience. They returned to take our food order (all orders with errors) and dealt with a total of 4 different servers/staff throughout our dining experience. The food was mediocre and bennies were cold on arrival. We unfortunately had to keep flagging servers to get drink refills and eventually gave up asking for our bills.

Neat drink menu, underwhelming food and bummer timing re server training.

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vipMremac
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Really disappointed in the service and food. The waitress was a mess of confusion. The only thing she was able to do well was able to bring water. Will not be going back again. Too bad.

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vipPaulaB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I love Distillery for drinks and casual appies! The place has an awesome vibe and it's great for bigger groups but also for date nights. I like that it's a bit different than the other similar spots in Yaletown as they have Italian/Meditarean dishes and much healthier options. Brunch is good too and the happy hour!

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GIke
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Or first time in the Distillery.
A co worker suggested it for breakfast. Decor and design was tasteful.
Seating and spacing was very comfortable.
Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks that were ordered.
We found the service to be...ok.
Noticeable enough that we all commented on the ambivalence of our server.
Will try again and strike it up to a tired server.

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vipYaletownFoodie
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food at a fair price. But sitting in view of the kitchen can be off-putting! I saw cooks licking their fingers and they had cooked up something they were sharing and eating while cooking our meals. My preference would be that they don't eat in the meal prep area and licking their fingers while making food is just yucky.

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Mick
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a go to, brunch establishment in Yaletown. A must for any local or visitor.

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LynnB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Food wasn’t as great as I expected for the price Shrimp
Cocktail where tasteless watery flatbread spaghetti and meatballs where very salty

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JoanF
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

In for a quick dinner prior to a Whitecaps game. Good fast service. Friendly staff

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The Distillery Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

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.