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Revel Room

238 Abbott Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-687-4088
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Ranked #174 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It's a nice casual restaurant. They have live music start at 7 pm. Nice band. Great food (appy and entree). I had Duck Quesadilla for appy and Chilli Rub Rib Eye for the entree. Was very good and the portion is generous. They also have a good list of drink. I ordered Stay Puft S'more, it's rock. But the desert... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Funky Gastown eatery with ambiance aplenty. Great Southern style food with generous portions and a great price point. Good wine and drinks list, personal service and live music to boot. It's one of our "go to" places. Check it out. Open in the evening until late at night!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I loved the laid back vibe here, the rockabilly music and the drinks. SO many great drinks. Oh, and the food ain't so bad either.

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Went with our adult children for birthday celebration. We voted the Caesar cocktail the best we had ever had. The menu was varied enough for all of us including the Gluten Free boyfriend. The ahi tuna nicoise salad was a delicious and a nice change. Portions were generous, especially the desserts. Service was excellent, music was great and atmosphere was... More

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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

chose this place on a whim based on the fact it had live music. (apparently they offer that 4 days/week). they offer an intriguing menu of cajun-influenced fares, each with appropriate portion sizes. the bonus comes from the cocktail offers; very unique signature drinks (ie: smores drink that includes liqueur-soaked toasted marshmallows), and a "bartender's choice" option called "cocktail roulette",... More

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Pender Island, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have walked by this place many times over the years, and just recently went in and had a delicious spare ribs and vegetable for dinner. It was a solo affair but excellent. I sat at the bar, enjoyed a beer, and chatted with the barkeeper, while enjoying the atmosphere. I will be back again soon.

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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was just a guess and we were not disappointed. The food was great and very flavorful. We enjoyed the chicken which came with jalapeño mashed potatoes and jalapeño corn bread - very tasty. I had a glass of the firesteed pino noir and it pared well with the spices. Certainly worth a try but a little pricy.

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Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We looked at a lot of Gastown restaurants before deciding on Revel for dinner, and were not disappointed. The appetizer/small plate menu was so intriguing we made a meal from that - the Cajun fried chicken bites with an outstanding buttermilk dipping sauce were my favorite; we also had two kinds of mini-tacos and the chili fried shrimp. Everything was... More

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Sunnyvale, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit to Vancouver from the San Francisco Bay area and our first to Revel Room. The moment I walked in I felt at home; maybe because those bar chairs are so comfortable. My favorite drink? The Louisiana party punch. We tried several appetizers--all delicious.I can't wait to return on a music night. Yes, the food is... More

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Bend, OR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I found this gem in Gastown during my first trip to Vancouver six months ago. Now it is my first stop whenever I return. Let's go down the list shall we. Service: Excellent Upon our most recent visit my girlfriend and I didn't arrive until around midnight after a long day of driving. We had barely eaten all day and... More

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