We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Revel Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown
Southwestern
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Cordova)
10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
+1 604-687-4088
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bourbon cocktails and southern fare. Kitchen open late. Live music...
Bourbon cocktails and southern fare. Kitchen open late. Live music Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. We cater to event groups of all sizes - birthdays, corporate, meetups, engagements. Email us for more info! Revel is independently owned and operated by a small, tight knit crew. We opened our doors in 2008 with the goal of bringing a little bit of southern hospitality to Vancouver's funkiest neighbourhood in Gastown. Five years and many whisky sours later, we thank our patrons for all their support and hope to serve you into the future.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun little place with live music and tasty food

This is a different little place with a relaxed fun atmosphere. The live band were playing a touch of New Orleans rock and roll - not jazz in case you were wondering. Food was plentiful, it appeared to be cooked on the premises and the gumbo is highly recommended. Owner and bar staff all very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
TJD744
,
Surrey, England
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Surrey, England
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a different little place with a relaxed fun atmosphere. The live band were playing a touch of New Orleans rock and roll - not jazz in case you were wondering. Food was plentiful, it appeared to be cooked on the premises and the gumbo is highly recommended. Owner and bar staff all very friendly and overall a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place reminds me of Portland, OR - BUT with a comfortable amount of people (not packed full, thankfully). They had live entertainment, which was awesome! The crowd was especially lively since the Vancouver Canucks had just won! The food is very worth the trip. The gumbo and jambalaya tastes so very good. Hearty meal. All in all - worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited for drinks/dinner while stopping over in Vancouver. There was a 3 piece band playing jazz/blues/soul..felt like I was back in New Orleans! Waitress was very attentive, cocktails were imaginative and food includes jambalaya, spicy slaw and st Louis ribs. Great vibe, close to gastown, I would visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Langley, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Came here with a group of friends for the music, and was super impressed with the creative cocktails! So much so, that I had to go sit at the bar to watch the bartender Chris for a while! His use of fresh herbs and fruits to make the infused liquors and syrups for the drinks was imaginative. I loved the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whistler, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I loved this place, so quaint and lively. Food was amazing, good sized portions and great prices. Signature cocktails were pricey but sounded really interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Comox,British Columbia,Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quaint little Revel Room and just how I like it.If I lived in the city this would be a place I would frequent.Happened to be Blues night my favorite style of music for sitting in a small venue.Music was good,beverages were very enjoyable,bartender was excellent.I didn't try the food but seeing it served it looked good.Nothing fancy here but just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Revel Room's a great Gastown venue to enjoy some food, several drinks and listen and dance to really good live music. We've been there on several occasions both as a couple and with a group of friends and our favourite time is a Wednesday night when "The Revellers" are playing rockabilly. The venue's warm and welcoming, the food is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We found Revel one of the best evening places for fun during a brief visit to Vancouver, enjoying excellent service, good bar keeping and excellent food along with the small bands and great vocalists. This is an eclectic and intimate place run, we were told, by a musician, with all sorts of weird stuff on the walls, seating and tables... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When in Vancouver, must stop by revel room. We went just for drinks but loved the drinks and atmosphere. They had a band playing, it is small and quaint. Great service, however, my only suggestion is that the servers know which table is who's. Each server asked us 100 times if we need anything. Just made it come off a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stumblmed upon this place as everywhere else in the area was charging cover and all we wanted was to sit down talk and have a drink... this place was so much more than expected. The bartenders were just outstanding, very friendly, very knowledgeable, and oh so talented. The place itself offers so much to look at - I don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Revel Room also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Revel Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Cordova)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Bourbon cocktails and southern fare. Kitchen open late. Live music Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. We cater to event groups of all sizes - birthdays, corporate, meetups, engagements. Email us for more info! Revel is independently owned and operated by a small, tight knit crew. We opened our doors in 2008 with the goal of bringing a little bit of southern hospitality to Vancouver's funkiest neighbourhood in Gastown. Five years and many whisky sours later, we thank our patrons for all their support and hope to serve you into the future.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Revel Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?