Tap & Barrel • Shipyards

4.3
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267 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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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What 267 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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shadir
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Standard tables are not for four people only two or three !

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DRC123
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I think this is a place for people to get drunk rather than eat. I don’t recommend for a sober dinner. The food was poorly presented and microwave quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service wasn't up to the usual expectations. Food and drinks were okay.

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Pamela
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Julian was amazing. Very friendly and accommodating. The noise was slightly to much for me. A little arming with it being covid and that many people were in the same restaurant.

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Tony
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great service. plenty of room well spaced. BC rules followed

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AvisR
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Felt very safe dining at this venue during the pandemic and would definitely go again.

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GWIW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside and felt safe as now have plastic barriers between the tables

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amandarwanda
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That Hot Honey Calabrese pizza is delish! Service was great. Sat indoors, but felt safe with COVID precautions clearly in place.

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DeniseH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The noise level was beyond "energetic", it was freaking loud! And with Covid the health officer had mandated that all restaurants should have the volume at conversation level.
They accommodated us well by moving us to a quieter area, but that wasn't the point. It is dangerous to have loud background sound because people have to shout to be heard. The food was good and the service was very good and we had a good time. Really, it was just the noise that was the issue.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

$9.50 pints and $8.00 sleeves of beer is a bit over the top but otherwise very nice. Great atmosphere and plenty of space on the patio

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JenniferO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing staff, all around perfect experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun @ tap & barrel!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was great really, nice service, good beer, good food. Would go again.

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vipShaggy
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was overload of salt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watching football

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SharonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and well presented; service was very good; attention to COVID 19 protocols was good. Would definitely return, and recommend to others.

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Carby
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Drink choice is great. Service is awesome

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vipKotori
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy Happy Hour here!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Food was cold, service was poor - waited at table for 15 minutes before even being acknowledged - and it wasn’t busy. Nicest thing was the actual restaurant building. Nicely done.

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vipkfnd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful spot on the patio, right near the water. Our server was friendly and the food was great. Would definitely order the chicken & waffles again!

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JGKC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view from the patio of downtown Vancouver across the water was stunning on beautiful Labour Day. All hostesses and servers followed Covid 19 protocols and tables were spaced far enough apart. Food was good and the fries that accompanied the burgers were nice and crispy and seasoned just right. We liked that the menu had lots of variety. Definitely a patio worth visiting to enjoy the view while having your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly atmosphere! We will be back soon!

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vipAlyR
Vancouver
62 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location and drink menu but prices were a bit high overall compared to size of portion for food. Also, we noticed some minor service issues as well as price gouging wherever possible (i.e. $4 for extra kids scoop of ice cream for my daughter even though it was pretty much a half scoop of vanilla!)

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vipGWIW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go and sit on the patio and Enjoy Happy Hour
Service was fabulous as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Stopped by for a 5 month reunion with friends. We showed up early and were seated immediately. We enjoyed some happy hour appetizers and wonderful conversation. While the TVs were a little loud and it took several hints and finally we had to ask for our check, overall it was a pleasurable experience.

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Fantastic
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this location often and always enjoy

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margaretr
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great patio, on the water. We enjoyed handhelds all around (burgers, chicken sandwich, etc) and all were delicious. Great beer list as well. We’ll be back!

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karent
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. As always. My go to eatery. Even though I live in downtown. Hop the Seabus and there.

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ThisLittlePiggy
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The deck and view are amazing, and the service is good, but the food was tasteless. We both ordered the tuna poke bowl and it was BORING! Not good value either at $19.
Too many great restaurants in the area to bother going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff !

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ShannonT
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is delicious if not unique. The cornbread pancakes were delicious. Quantities are modest. The view can not be beat. Overall, would recommend!

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ChantaleP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and service on a nice patio. A nice spot for lunch or dinner after a stroll on the spirit trail.

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Evan
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great location, typical west coast food with reasonable service. Altogether a pretty good experience.

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Easton
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views, friendly service, good food! A great place for friends and family.

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Kalai
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food and good drinks. Overall had a great time!

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Krissyd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. It was my dad’s first meal out since the beginning of the pandemic. Your staff made sure we had a nice table in the patio, in the shade. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great!

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PABLO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Nice people. Very clean. Wonderful beer and chicken wings

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JudithS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nutrition content on the menus would be much appreciated.

FAQs

Tap & Barrel • Shipyards does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.3 stars by 267 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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