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The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

4.3
4.3
272 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 669-2255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jarrod Swanson

  • Private party facilities

    The Distillery Bar is a truly unique destination for a cocktail as it is one of the first bars in North America with a distillery on-site. Guests can enjoy a beautifully proportioned cocktail and have the rare opportunity to know exactly how the spirit was made and where it came from. The atmosphere in The Distillery Bar is as unforgettable as the drinks; with a stunning vintage chandelier, grand fireplace, full view of the distillery and spacious design that provides the ultimate venue for a cocktail party. The resident DJs are not to be missed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights mixing classics and turning the feeling in the room to one of celebration.

  • Private party contact

    aisha@mjg.ca: (604) 669-2255

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Cross street

    Helmcken

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Just steps away from the Canada Line, Roundhouse Station terminal with the skytrain running until 1am.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver

    Great for brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and a great time. Our waiter Rob was excellent and made our evening a blast! Much thanks!
  2. CK

    CKapur

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch with a friend on her birthday. The staff were really nice and even got a tiramisu with a candle for her. The food was delicious.
  3. BC

    BillC

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Fun place, the drink menu was very interesting. Tried a few that I thought would be good ( and they were ). We ordered a couple of appetizers and pizzas ( all of it was just ok ). Would I go back ? Ya, probably. Cool ambiance
  4. RF

    RuthF

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had 3 half-chickens-under-a-brick and a broccolini pizza. Everything was hot and delicious. Our waitress was very good and attentive. I appreciated that she advised us when we ordered it the chicken would take 25 minutes to cook. The decor was nice too, warm and welcoming.
  5. DB

    DeirdreB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was very disappointing unfortunately. It came out very cold. I had to pay 8 dollars to add on chicken and I was lucky to find 4 small scraps. I’ve dined here before and it was a good experience, but won’t be rushing back again after that dinner. Expensive and a let down.
  6. B

    Brent

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very personable, and the food was really good. We'll be back again1
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Karen was exceptional!
  8. MB

    MarinaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall a good place to eat. Food is good, drinks were good. I just wish they would have sat us inside in the pretty area. We were told those table were reserved, we also made reservations. But they told us we can only sit outside or in the part next to the kitchen. Not inside the actual restaurant. So that kinda bummed us out, because I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday..
  9. TC

    TimC

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent
  10. DP

    DebbieP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Would recommend this place to anyone.
  11. MH

    MelindaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service. Food average. Terrible attitude from our waitress when she did show up. Won’t be back.
  12. RC

    RenaudCParadis

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful place to go. Great location, ambiance, music, and mood. Lovely.
  13. T

    Travelordie

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Mediocre Italian food at gourmet prices. The selection was limited. When we tried to substitute a different pasta as the accompaniment it took two trips to the kitchen and in the end we had to pay an extra $15 to get what we wanted. The food was VERY salty and boring. We won’t be returning.
  14. L

    Lara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was great but didn't make up for the overcharged poor food. Tasteless and not worth it. Had to ask for different sauces to try to make it taste like something. ended up spending $40 on a plate and juice
  15. PH

    PierreH

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savana, Oh Savana. Both my partner, Dora, and myself absolutely loved you, your attitude and your amazing service. We were a bit flustered at first and did not expect much, but oh boy oh boy were we wrong. Distillery did you ever surpass our expectations: the prawns spaghettini and the veal parmigiana AND The Best Service from Savanna. 10 out of 10. Highly Recommended
  16. LR

    LauraR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Cute place but the server was short and very unhelpful. Her bad attitude caused us to leave. Clearly making the customers happy was not in her employee handbook. Menu is a fraction of what you see on the Open Table app. The seem to have removed most healthy items like good salads as entrees and are working on a ’Covid-conservative’ business plan 🤷‍♀️
  17. JH

    JamesH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy to book; good selection of pasta and pizza and beverage; easy and friendly service and good ambience.
  18. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I love your restaurant, but terrible treatment from the racist waiter, I had to leave. Very friendly the hostess, she had to give me the menu because the waiter did not want to serve me.
  19. LS

    LS2018

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the tomato kale Benny and it was actually the tastiest breakfast I have had at a restaurant in a while!
  20. AM

    AMBR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food is dry and not tasteful. Expensive when compared to how good other places around it are that provide authentic italian.
  21. S

    Shawn

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Overall, its fine. the food was pretty basic. we were there for happy hour and the menu is limited to a few options. the fried cauliflower was great. the rest was ordinary. Service was good!
  22. EM

    ErnieM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have had brunch at the Distillery many times are have previously enjoyed our visit. On this occasion the food was sub par and the music far too loud. E&C
  23. D

    Darcy

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and fast service! Enjoyed the Kale Caesar and Chicken Parmigiana. Highly recommend this place.
  24. RE

    RobEss

    Vancouver

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we will be back. Good menu for casual style Italian. Great patio for people watching. Good service. Highly recommend.
  25. MP

    MarianaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good, but there weren't many vegetarian options.
  26. MS

    MichelleS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Cocktails are fabulous, service was attentive, the chandelier is to die for, the decor is great, but the food is only average. My spaghetti bolognese was so salty it was barely edible, and there wasn't enough pasta ratio. My friend's shrimp pasta was meh for flavour as well. You can dress a restaurant up but if the food isn't good, it's hard to go back.
  27. EM

    ErnieM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. It would be beneficial for the music to be turned down so that people could converse easier.
  28. SH

    SHW16Reviews

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a great time at the Distillery. We sat on the covered patio and the staff was wonderful.
  29. JA

    JanetA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here. Best Happy Hour and server Rob is why we keep coming back!
  30. JT

    JTBee

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This place is my fave. Great decor and space design. Always well staffed and professional. Food is fairly basic but that’s good for me!
  31. SK

    SarahK

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a lovely setting for a weekend brunch. The food was delicious, approx $20 for breakfast which is not bad value, only criticism I have is a coffee is not included, in my opinion every breakfast dish in the world should come with a cup of coffee!
  32. g

    gloriar

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been eating at distillery many times, always good
  33. TB

    TamaraB

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    thank you for being so accommodating coming with two little dogs. The patio is great, the heaters make it cozy, the service was great as well as the food. The drinks need a touch up, but that's all.
  34. WS

    WendyS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server and food was fantastic
  35. S

    Sapio

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was on the bland side. Needed more flavour, sauce or something. Server was very nice, but it took me almost 10 minutes to get her attention to bring me the check. Understaffed? The most annoying thing for us was the music. It was way too loud, and the choice of super up-beat rap music didn’t really go well with the overall ambiance. Made us rush out!
  36. MP

    MelanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food so good! Service amazing . The flavour profiles in the food was mind blowing. The atmosphere was relaxed. Will definitely come back.
  37. F

    Fullsend

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Sunday pasta special is a great deal, but regular price is a bit steep. The cocktails are good, with the proper large ice cubes for whisky highballs.
  38. RC

    RobynC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved sitting out on the patio in this resurrected area of town.
  39. MG

    MarcelloG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Our server was cheerful and nice. Food was great. The surprised tiramisu at the end offered for the bday celebration was delicious .
  40. AS

    AS9876

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service not the greatest - took a long time to get the check. The seat had torn up upholstery. Nothing too great overall.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

The Distillery Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Helmcken

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Just steps away from the Canada Line, Roundhouse Station terminal with the skytrain running until 1am.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jarrod Swanson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 669-2255

  • Private party facilities

    The Distillery Bar is a truly unique destination for a cocktail as it is one of the first bars in North America with a distillery on-site. Guests can enjoy a beautifully proportioned cocktail and have the rare opportunity to know exactly how the spirit was made and where it came from. The atmosphere in The Distillery Bar is as unforgettable as the drinks; with a stunning vintage chandelier, grand fireplace, full view of the distillery and spacious design that provides the ultimate venue for a cocktail party. The resident DJs are not to be missed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights mixing classics and turning the feeling in the room to one of celebration.

  • Private party contact

    aisha@mjg.ca: (604) 669-2255

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