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Revel Room

238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-687-4088
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Ranked #110 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cordova
Transit: 10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
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.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Revel My husband, Michael, and I went there last night. It’s more of a bar with good food than a restaurant. It’s noisy and the priority is on serving cocktails (not food). The food was pretty darn good for bar food. The service was the attentive with the right mix of friendliness and professionalism, though it was a little slow.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A knock-out little spot. A waiter at a nearby restaurant sent us here -- enthusiastically. We couldn't have been happier. The food is fabulous and the staff is friendly. Based on the videos I've seen on Facebook, the joint also gets jumping. Good live music. I had a Red Snapper filet that was outstanding...I ate every morsel. Bartender Chris Enns... More

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Shropshire, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We recently celebrated my wife's 50th birthday at the Revel Room whilst on holiday from the UK. Everything about the experience was superb, from the really useful email exchange with Genni when making the reservation to the welcome we got on the night. Even though Genni wasn't there she'd made arrangements for us to have complimentary drinks on arrival which... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stopped by on a thursday night with a friend expecting to see some live music at 7pm. Unfortunately, live music didnt come till around 9pm, but no worries we were still around to catch it. Mixed drinks were great, the bartender obviously knows what he's doing. The decor and private vibe is awesome, however, I really did not love the... More

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Ravenna, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went there for a small party and we made a reservation just a few hours in advanced but they were nice and helpful. The cocktails are good and the service is great.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I hosted a large joint birthday bash at Revel Room last Saturday and things were absolutely perfect. I made the reservation with Genni a month in advance and she was so thorough in explaining their seating policies and large party procedures. I asked her a million questions and she was always quick to respond. Unlike some restaurants in Vancouver she... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The room is filled with interesting decor that creates a uniquely inviting setting. From the red walls, disco ball and retro chandelier to a collection of Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Men, it's bound to make you smile. The cocktails are delicious and the food is casual and scruptous. My favourites are the Buttermilk Chicken Bites and the house made Black... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I live in the neighbourhood and the Revel Room is a standard. Whether you're really hungry or just want a snack you'll find something to suit your palate. The appies are great for sharing (enough for two or a small meal for one). And the mains are almost too much. Too much just means leftovers for lunch. And the live... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We go to the RR often. The tone is kind of hipster without making a big thing of it. The food is excellent - especially the tapas (the tacos are terrific, mac cheese too). There's music some week nights which is often great - especially when the group keeps their volume down to a conversation friendly level. If quiet conversation... More

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Langley City, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

after the 'Caps game our group of 7 w/reservations dropped in for dinner. A great spot ...southwestern fare with a rockabilly vibe.... loud and proud. Service was great, the ambiance was perfect for those not looking for a quiet time and the food overall excellent.

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