Kingston Taphouse & Grille
Kingston Taphouse & Grille

Kingston Taphouse & Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kingstontaphouse.com/
  • Phone: 6046817011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11:30am - Late

    Saturday - Sunday Brunch 10am - Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Simon Mcleod
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our large party organizer to book an event. We have an area "The Wrec Room" that can be booked for up to 100 people.
    Complete with pool tables, dart boards and a full service bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Lien Tran 6046817011
  • Entertainment: NFL Sunday ticket.
    Canucks PPV.
    Three giant projection screens.
    DJ capabilities.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Georgia and Robson
  • Public Transit: We are within walking distance to Granville Street Skytrain Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are within walking distance of 3 public parking lots. Street parking available.
A word from Kingston Taphouse & Grille
Located in the heart of downtown, the Kingston is the place for all downtown events. Let the Kingston start your night off right before the game or show, or catch all the action on one of the many HD big screens.

On any hot summer day head to the patio and enjoy the best kept secret in the city, The Kingston's two level patio in the middle of the busy city, truly is an urban oasis.

The Kingston is an ideal location for group events. Six unique rooms allow for multiple experiences, from intimate sit down dinners to lively cocktail and appetizer receptions.
Mingle in the Taphouse, the heart of the Kingston. Dine in our contemporary, 110-seat restaurant, with its comfortable private booths, inviting fireplace, exposed brick walls and display kitchen. Or come downstairs and party in our Wrec Room. Guests can lounge by the fire,or enjoy one of our signature drinks over a game of pool. For small intimate functions, consider The Wine Library.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Kingston Taphouse & Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Before the show...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Kingston is a great place for a drink and an upscale burger before the show.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good before the game or concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Kingston is good for drinks and dinner before going to BC Place or Rogers Arena.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Overall Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ambience is great, good food, overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very poor experience
    Not2Great
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I made a reservation for 8 on the rooftop patio thru opentable. I then called the Kingston to change my reservation to 14, I even spoke to the manager. Unable to book for 14. I had to get my daughter to call and make a reservation for the patio (girl that answered even confirmed this with the mgr). When we got there we were informed unable to go to the rooftop, the reservation should not have been accepted. Got put in the basement where someone had forgotten to turn on the a/c, the beer was also warm. We then got moved upstairs in front of the kitchen (not much better). Half our party ended up outside. Our party was even going up to the bar to get their own beers. Very poor service. Definitely was a huge disappointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pub food
    AmandaD
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good place to grab a bite before a game or concert at Roger's Arena or BC Place. Fairly standard pub food. Service is quick & friendly. Lots of beers on tap & burgers come with fries AND salad, which is nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lions Games
    lionsfan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is a great place for before and after BC Lions games. It has great food, close to BC Place, and the service is always good even when a lot of people are leaving at the same time for the game. Always enjoy it there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great place together in the Library Square area downtown. Nothing like that in the area. Great patio on sunny days. Menu offers good selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    dover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is the second time I have been here. Once was for brunch and once for dinner. Nice comfortable seating, sat in booth both times. Nice ambiance. Food was good and proportions for burgers was great. I am not into sports at all and unfortunately for me I came with a friend from out of province for dinner and it was extremely noisy. This is probably not the norm I am thinking so I would give the restaurant another try for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • alright.
    thenicknameichose
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The best part of our time here was the zeppelin playing on the speakers. The Food i thought was good however my Girlfriend did not like her dish. The Servers brought out our mains before we were done with the appys and i had to ask 3 times for a glass of water. The decor was cool though and the number of people on there on a Sunday night indicated it was a popular place. overall it was good, id go back there with my buddys if we were in the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 249 reviews are from the Kingston Taphouse & Grille reviews archive.
  • Happy campers!
    HappyCampers
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our group of six had a very nice dinner and drinks. The menu has something for everyone and the bar is very competent. Our server was prompt and courteous. We are planning to have our next dinner there in the months to come.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable & Location
    Eperienced
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Vibrant but comfortable spot for meeting people and attending any downtown entertainment or sporting venue. Varied menu provide enough choices for everyone to find something that will satisfy their eating and drinking appetit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon
    Boomer
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Bought a groupon for our first visit which really was not a deal. The coupon was for burger and beer for two, but when added up it barely got you a free beer which had to be Budweiser. The burger was very basic and if you added cheese etc, the groupon was no value. The service was excellent and very prompt. We watched hockey game while visiting. Lady's had a salad, which looked very good; they are also desert jocky's but only ate 1/4. It was a crumb desert with ice cream. Visit was okay but they are competing in a difficult restaurant space; there are so many that are better. If I was them, I would really not have highlighted a burger and beer when it was far below average; which set the tone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Getting "Construction Munched" ...
    seasonedtester
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    …but carrying on, what a great place! The food was good and plentiful, service attentive, it was a great relaxed brunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place pre and post game
    canucksgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    My husband and I usually go to the Kingston before we go to the Canucks game. The service is swift and we always get what we ordered in a very timely fashion allowing us to be in our seats for puck drop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sports bar, great, accommodat
    canuckfan
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    great sports bar, great, accommodating service from Sam
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for a beer.
    luclaverdiere
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    always a good spot for a quick beer before a Canucks game. they'll have room for your bigger groups and a decent burger...but I wouldn't recommend it for much more other than that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre show spot
    Skye
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The Kingston did not disappoint! We had a great table for our group of seven. And had excellent service, friendly and quick. The food was tasty. Would recommend this for anyone who wants a good bite before a game or show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch available on the weekends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great brunch and service. It was pretty quiet as it seems not a lot of people know about their brunch yet. I had the corn beef hash which was so tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hockey watching...
    LovetoEat
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Upbeat bar, lots of TV's playing the hockey... Good beer choices
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most important-amazing service
    CoolL
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Food was excellent, great portion and great price. Service was great and you see all the service people were on their toe ensuring their customers are well taken care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kingston tap house
    Wendy
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Great location near Rogers arena. Food was Very good and service was great too ! Huge place too, good pub atmosphere I would go back for sure !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-event dinner
    TravelBugVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We've been coming here for years for dinner before hockey games or concerts. The menu has lots of variety and the food is consistently good. I'm hooked on the Teriyaki Salmon Burger and my husband has the Sirloin Burger. The calamari starter is also very good. Wine list is good and the service is always prompt and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch! Very
    GeoffH
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Great place for lunch! Very good food, pizza was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy and quiet for a pub.
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    This was exactly what we were looking for. Wanted comfort food, a relaxed, cozy atmosphere and not too noisy. We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was able to seat us right away. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was enjoyable - something for everyone. I'd go back here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    moejoe
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    A great place to go after the Caps game. Good food, drinks, people.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place to eat
    Susan
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Had a wonderful lunch. Six people in group and could hear everyone just fine around the table. Was already a favourite with two of the group and is now a favourite of all of us. Would definitely come back to sample more of their menu. Would also highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before theater dinner
    screaminCVO
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Met friends before the comedy show at Orpheum. Love the old building architecture. Good for watching sporting events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good dining experiences.
    PM2010
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    My partner and I visit WAG for dinner probably once a month. The food, staff and service are always great. Any minor issues are fixed promptly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-concert
    sundawnjoyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Great location, walking distance from GM & Rogers Arena. One of best nachos in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot before the game/show
    reviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Always reliable, food comes out fast and delicious every time. Game night specials are great, location helps too. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good after a long day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We arrived early for our reservation and were welcomed with a sense of humor by the bartender. We had just arrived to Vancouver after a long day of travel from the east coast. We were hungry and tired. It was early on a Monday night and really not very busy. Our waitress had some great suggestions for food and drink and also helped us feel welcomed to town. It was a great way to start our 10 day trip to Canada.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprized!
    GeoffH
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We went to the Kingston for Mothers Day lunch, and were very pleased with the food, the service, the atmosphere, the music, and the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice room to watch the big game.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food was upscale pub food, well executed, but nothing too you can't get any where else. Would like a better craft draft selection in a 'Taphouse', however my gal set me up with some tasty choices. It was a quite night so the staff were smooth in their delivery and nothing took any time. You can tell they are used to being very busy. Having said that the gals serving me were fun and energetic. Would love to be there for the big game!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and the
    Sidney
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Excellent service and the burgers and salads taste great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic! Awesome service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Fantastic! Awesome service as well as great food. The sports fans dream! Everything that I could have hoped for and more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great p.lace to meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Always a great p.lace to meet prior to going to "Unique Lives" concert series.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back.Had people from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Will be back.Had people from Aussie Land, and they loved the place, before we went to the game.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was great and not to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    food was great and not to expensive. The service was awesome always someone around to clean off the table or refill a drink. I would definately check it out again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to the Kingston for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    I went to the Kingston for a business lunch and the food was good, better than most pub fare. The menu offers a good selection of food. There are not a whole lot of restaurants to choose from in this part of downtown, but this place is great for casual dining. Service can be a bit slow when it gets busy, so if you're on a time-crunch you may want to keep that in mind and tell your server.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time, food
    JeanE
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    We had a great time, food good plus server was delightful etc.. there were four of us, our complaint would be the noise /music, made it very difficult to carry on a conversation..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic