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Revel Room

#217 of 3,029 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Gastown
Southwestern
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238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Cordova)
10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
+1 604-687-4088
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely staff!

Lovely hostess, good food and drinks lovely little bar with good music to relax to, would visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgia L
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Vancouver, Canada
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159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After trying to get in on other occasions when in the area this time we made a reservation on the phone only to be told when confirming it a week or two later that the you can only make online reservations?? Luckily we could still get a table for 6. We arrived at the appointed time and there was no... More 

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Thank Sabcfamily
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hostess, good food and drinks lovely little bar with good music to relax to, would visit again!

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Thank Georgia L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Revel Room for the first time on Dec 23rd. I understand that it was the day before Christmas Eve and people want to close up so they can go home and start enjoying their holiday, but that doesn't excuse the terrible service I received while there. Our server hardly made any trips to our table, and... More 

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Thank Alexandra K
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My husband and I decided on the Revel Room to celebrate our anniversary. I had looked at their menu before and was very excited about eating southern food. Fried chicken, po boys.. you name it! I made a reservation because I had read that you should make a reso and not just so up - it gets busy. So glad... More 

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Thank Alisha D
Pemberton, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We met up with some friends for a drink. They had a nice cocktail selection. We didn't try it, but they had a cocktail with a toasted marshmallow. The smell in the place was amazing every time they made one. If I visit again I'll be trying one.

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Thank bluebirdskies
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Small little restaurant, with a almost pub feel to it. Live music, which is great, but a little loud for conversation. Cajun style food, got to try something a bit different from your usual menu options. Big plates of food.

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Thank happyann3
Lacey, Washington
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in search of some live Friday night jazz/blues in Gastown on a rainy Dall evening. The Revel Room seemed to be the only live music venue on this night And their menu was advertised as informal, Cajun "Louisiana" food. So we sat upstairs in a lively balcony area and ordered the crab cakes and the gumbo, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

What a find on Abbot Street. Our friends found this place for dinner, enjoyed it immensely and brought our group back for fantastic live music and excellent service. A must do is their Brussels sprout, kale, cauliflower dish and French fries. Dance the evening away!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband and I made a reservation for Monday night at this spot that comes highly recommended from several friends. The food was fantastic (loved the Jambalaya)--and as a true southerner I was surprised at how spot-on this Vancouver joint gets their southern dishes! Cocktails were delicious, too. But the best part was enjoying the live music ... blues/country/rockabilly vibe.... More 

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Thank SPassmore
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Been in Vancouver for a while & my husband and his friend visited Revel Rooms one Tuesday night, they said the food was good & the live music worth listening to. We planned to go together one Tuesday but as usual we didn't quite make it, but decided we'd go the Wednesday instead - THE BEST DECISION EVER!! The food... More 

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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>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.