Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre

4.4
120 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
We serve honest, regional food with local craft beer and premium BC wine on tap. Our beer and wine program is the most innovative draft menu program of its kind, comprised of a selection of premium BC products that features custom collaborations with local purveyors.

Our restaurant is located at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre West in downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour district. Look for the Douglas Coupland Digital Orca sculpture and our vast patio with 300 waterfront patio seats and large red umbrellas. If you are interested in private dining, we have a spectacular private waterfront room, called the Barrel Room, overlooking the inlet. We look forward to serving you!
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CookieLyon
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chicken wings with Korean chili sauce were good. Sliders are good but might as well get a whole burger and fries.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded a day ago

Thank you for leaving us a great review ! Happy that you enjoyed the Korean wings ! Looking forward to you coming in again soon!

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Excellent food. The apple tart dessert was amazing. Can sometimes be too loud inside but with COVID it was quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed my dinner a lot.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great rating Steve. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SheilaL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner and our server was GREAT! We did not appreciate being offered the back corner table. When greeted she began by saying... you requested a window table... then walked us to the furthest darkest corner table?? And asked is this OK?? The restaurant was not full we said no and she took us to a WINDOW TABLE!

After seated it was very nice!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on January 7, 2021

Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review regarding your experience. We are pleased to hear we were able to remedy your initial unwanted seating arrangement! Also happy you enjoyed the rest of your time and we look forward to that next visit!

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not really impressed with this location. It was New Years Eve and we had reservations. Restaurant was about 25% full so not busy at all. My wife and I were seated at a lower long table so we had to sit next to one another and basically this killed all atmosphere that an enjoyable dinner typically has. There were several booths and lounge tables available but I guess this was the assigned table for the reservation.

Service was slow but with no where to go we did wait it out. Food was sub par to what I was expecting and also overpriced. Pizza was over saused and under cooked.

I guess this should have been expected when I was able make reservations last minute...

I’ll perhaps try a different location in the future and see if it’s any better.

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KelseyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ben the manager provided excellent and personalized customer service. We were seated in the "Barrel Room" which was quieter than the main restaurant. The food was lovely. Would recommend for groups, couples or individuals.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Kelsey for leaving a great review! Happy to read about your experience and how happy you were with everything. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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vipSteakGuy
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the service was great, Tap & Barrel have really stepped up their game. They suggested some of their new menu items and they did not disappoint. The French Onion Sliders are one of the best sliders I’ve had. Our server and the manager were very friendly & helpful and their COVID procedures made us feel safe.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 8, 2020

Hi! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such an extensive and thoughtful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our brand new menu items! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MayankS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The overall experience was good. Loved the local wild mushroom pizza. They no longer have chicken gyoza. Instead, they now have chicken pork gyoza. That was a bummer because we specially went for chicken gyoza. We've had it many times in past so wanted to try again.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Mayank! We are please you enjoyed your time and apologize for the inability to eat the Gyozas again due to a recipe change. We look forward to seeing you again to enjoy the rest of our menu offerings!

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HarperN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner and great atmosphere. Would definitely keep coming back

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Responded on November 17, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review Harper! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipAmeliaF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location will definitely go again. And recommend to my friends

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hi Amelia, Thanks for your wonderful feedback! We look forward to seeing you again with your friends too!

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff. Very accommodating. Delicious food. Good value. Great location. Would come back again!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Cristina! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came at 6 and and stayed until 10. Service was fast and the wait staff was very attentive. Happy hour menu had good variety of options. Love the glass permanent dividers between booths, looks tasteful and not distracting.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and compliments on our glass dividers which we installed to keep everyone safe. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we know we will see you again soon!

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SanjayM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food1service2ambience5

The worst fish n chips I have had , soggy and no taste

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall had a great experience, they were able to accommodate our family of 6 to sit together and get a window seat on a busy Saturday night. The food and service was very good.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review. We are so happy your experience was all time and we look forward to your families next visit!

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vipSteakGuy
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new Best of B.C. Menu!! Food and service were amazing.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review! SO happy you enjoyed our new menu items and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We specifically reserved an outside table because of COVID. We arrived and were told we had to sit inside because they were closing the patio. Not acceptable at 6:30pm during the pandemic.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of appetizers to munch on while admiring the beauty of Coal Harbour and the North Shore. Our server was attentive, our drinks cold, and our food warm - great antidote to the COVID blahs

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Responded on October 3, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review Larry! We are so happy we were able to give you what you needed to fix your Covid woes. See you again soon!

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vipZinniaP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the calamari starter is just amazing. my steak was tough but the hostess gave us a compliemenatry house dessert which was declicious. So in all a very pleasant evening. thanks!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thanks for leaving a fantastic review Zinnia. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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DonS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was closed but Justin and the server were very happy to help and let us sit outside. The drinks were great and the food was great! The service was fantastic! Will definitely be back!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 29, 2020

Great having you and your wife Don! Thanks for the visit and review. We know we will see you again soon!

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11111sad
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous.. had a great time
Thank you

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hello! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick friendly attentive staff. They make you feel welcome and the food make you feel at home.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!

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MatthewY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have to mention the felt the fish was over cooked. Tasty but was very dark. It looked like it was forgotten in the fryer . I was there a week or so ago and saw it passing us. It did not look burnt. The cod was tasty though. Being in the patio was nice and my 93 year old aunt enjoyed the view and the cod. Did it mention it to the waiter but should have but I did not want to wait to much longer. Thanks for checking in. 😷

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Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Matthew, We take all feedback very seriously and appreciate yours in regards to your fish looking darker than normal and the lack of a quality check on your meal. However, we are happy you enjoyed the patio and overall experience. We really look forward to seeing you again to have another crack at our Fish N Chips!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server was very friendly, but forgot to ring in parts of our food order. Management did handle it very well. Gorgeous views. The wine by the glass list is better than most.

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Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are happy we were able to remedy our mistake quickly and ensure the rest of your experience was fantastic! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipSuleman
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times nigh out with Execs

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Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for leaving an excellent rating. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and know we will see you and your team again!

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PKA3300
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely view. Good wine. Food could be better. Overall nice.

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Responded on September 15, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review and we look forward to your next visit!

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MahM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I live close by and visit Tap and Barrel regularly! I’ve often enjoyed the service, the views and food there and that’s why I offered to celebrate my friend’s anniversary there. Unfortunately this time was a bit of disappointment.

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KatherineP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Food and drink is top notch.

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Responded on September 12, 2020

Thanks for leaving a fantastic review Katherine and we look forward to your next visit!

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FerdzG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brunch menu is not on the scanned menu.
The server messed up with order, but quickly resolved it.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi Ferdz, We are working with our programming team to be able to display our brunch menu on weekends digitally along side our regular menu selections! Due to this we follow strict protocols to ensure every menu that goes out has been sanitized thoroughly. We seriously appreciate your feedback, your patience and understanding. We look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor experience you’ve created here and will be very sad when winter is here and we can’t dine outside! Felt so safe and distanced!

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi! Thanks for leaving a great review. We are so happy your patio experience was awesome and felt extremely safe. Although we won't be able to replicate a patio experience this winter, we will continue to have our rigorous health and safety measures in place for our dining room. Looking forward to your next visit!

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AlyssiaB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken strips and fries
The whole meal was good

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Alyssia, Thanks for leaving a fantastic review. We are excited your experience was wonderful and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great but some of the utensils and plates were not properly cleaned. Besides that it was good food and ambiance

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Although we are very happy you enjoyed your experience, we are unsatisfied with you receiving utensils that were anything less than perfect. We take all feedback seriously, especially of this nature. We look forward to your next visit!

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was an overall good experience just a bit slow for our drink orders to come out

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Debbie, Thanks for leaving a great review. We look forward to improving your experience on your next visit!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

My boyfriend and I had a great dinner!! I had been there before but it was his first time and he really enjoyed it. He had the pbj burger with fries and I had the chicken burger with fries. Both were really good and well cooked.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi Lauren, We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner and overall experience! Thank you for leaving a review and we look forward to hosting you for another pleasant evening soon!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time on their patio with my dog (dog friendly patio). Great service and food was good too. Would come here again. Oh I love how the hostess noticed my dogs due and decide to move me to a more shaded area. Wish I got her name cos she took the time to notice details and made a decision without me needing to make the request.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hi! We love dogs as much as you do as well as the opportunity to have ample space to host you and your pups. We are so happy our team was able to accommodate and go beyond to make sure you and your dog had an amazing experience!

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TatumH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great area looking over the ocean, food and service were on par

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Tatum. We are excited your experience was all time and look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun. Thanks

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great rating! We will see you again soon!

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Cynbad
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved seating on patio deck and it was fantastic on a sunny day overlooking the water. Service with a smile and courteous. Food looked good and tasted just as good. Social distancing was in place and overall a good experience during this time.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for leaving a super review Cynthia. We are glad your experience was top notch this visit! We look forward to continuing this excellence when we see you again, hopefully before patio season is over!

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Peyton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. The reservation process is very convenient. Location is beautiful.

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Responded on August 25, 2020

Thanks for leaving a great review Payton! We are so excited your experience was top notch. Looking forward to your next visit while there's still some patio season left!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a little bit dark in the evening, they can use some candles.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hello! Thank you for your recommendation. We take all feedback seriously and this is a great and simple one. Happy you enjoyed yourself otherwise on the patio. Looking forward to your next visit!

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BennyL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, receptionist was flexible in getting us a patio waterfront seating.

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Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Benny, Thank you for the review and we look forward to your next visit!

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AnthonyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Nice staff. Food was nothing special. Beers were pricey but I guess that comes with the location.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Anthony. We appreciate your feedback with regards to our food and beers. We look forward to your next visit on the patio!

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FAQs

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Tap & Barrel • Convention Centre is rated 4.4 stars by 120 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.