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238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-687-4088
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Ranked #133 of 2,869 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Southwestern
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I celebrated at the Revel Room while on our 25th anniversary trip. We went on Wed. night so we could listen to the house band (The Revellers) play Texas Swing and Rockabilly. We had some great food and cocktails. The cocktails were unique. Hats off to the bartenders. The customer service was great and the band was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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British Columbia, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about Revel Room

Address: 238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-687-4088
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Southwestern

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