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Raw Canvas

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Downtown
Spanish, Tapas
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1046 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Helmcken)
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Last Stop for the cute outfit.

This is the place to wear that outfit that's hot enough to party in, but ready to be thrown out. This includes anything from jeans to party shoes. Leave the fancy dresses for another event. The snacks are ok and the wine list too, but the fun part is to hang out with friends and enjoy some great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2014
estylostyle
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

The experience was amazing at the time. Trying to pick up my artwork couple days latwr...total disaster. Red'd notice landlord locked business owner out and I can't pick up my painting. Very, very disappointing :(

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went to Raw Canvas with a large group of professionals. It was an excellent team bonding experience. A lovely relaxed and inviting atmosphere with a really cool vibe. The service was awesome, the onsite artist was friendly and social - and very helpful! A great overall experience and recommend to anyone!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food is limited to charcuterie items. Cured meats and cheese. Not bad. Deco is very rustic. Be prepared for the paint pit. It is very messy and paint everywhere. The aprons provided are not clean. However there is a variety of color paints to choose from. And choice of canvas size. There is not much guidance for would-be artists. Just... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went last night with a group to Raw Canvas, as we had all been once before and had a wonderful time using a social shopper coupon. Unfortunately this time was a shock as this coupon didn't include a drink with your food and when I say food they only serve 3 small pieces of cheese or 3 small pieces of... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went to Raw Canvas for the first time last night using a SocialShopper voucher. I was really excited but unfortunately there were a few small issues that made us enjoy the experience less than we would have. I will say that our server was polite and tried to be helpful but the customer service was lacking somewhat from other... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went to Raw Canvas last night. My friend and I had a Social Shopper (coupon) which included a tasting plate each and a canvas to paint on after we ate. Paid $79 for a $144 value. 1. We ordered the Ganache to share for dessert. It was freezer burnt and not tasty at all. We could not offer up our... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Awesome place with a great concept. Don't come too hungry as they mostly serve plates of cheeses and meats. They have a decent selection of wines and, as the title states, absinthe is on the menu. They serve it very authentically with water dripped over the drink with a sugar cube. The painting portion can get messy so watch out!... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Awesome concept. Atmosphere was great, people were friendly. Menu is more of a appetizer type, but still great to have with all the different types of beer and the painting was fun. Great date spot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the place to wear that outfit that's hot enough to party in, but ready to be thrown out. This includes anything from jeans to party shoes. Leave the fancy dresses for another event. The snacks are ok and the wine list too, but the fun part is to hang out with friends and enjoy some great laughs over... More 

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Bellingham
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great experience for a team building. Only dislike was that the paint available was missing 2 to 3 colors including white. I would think this would be a general maintenance issue. We also requested a total vegan menu and sausage on almost every plate. But a very fun experience and would recommend to others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1046 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Helmcken)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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