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Revel Room

#226 of 2,832 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, American, Southwestern, Canadian
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238 Abbott St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K8, Canada (Cordova)
+1 604-687-4088
Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Victoria, Canada
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379 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Revel is definitely a place to go to with your friends and enjoy some drinks and conversation. The location is close enough to lots. Check it out!

Thank ProfAragon
Dallas, Texas
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love great music in a small venue with an cozy atmosphere this is the place for you. Wednesday night Dennis the owner sings with his rockabilly band. Amazing music. The food is southern classic and well done.

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Thank Wyliegal
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is legit here. The cocktails are great and the service very accommodating. The New Orleans food seemed pretty authentic. There was live music the night we were there - not spectacular but it made the place a bit more lively.

Thank Ian E
Kamloops, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Like a classic cocktail lounge from the days of yore. Live piano was being played as we sat by the window to people watch. A black and white movie was projected above our heads into the old brick wall. The service was prompt and attentive. I had the classic Boston Whiskey Sour that was presented nicely with the bitters on... More 

Thank Jpkamloops
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I went here during our weekend in Vancouver. We were looking for a little live music and good drinks but didn't want the clubbing scene or grunge-style sound. The music was perfect with a blues/jazz group. We were greeted at the door by the owner who seated us immediately. Our seats were perfect for listening and being... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great place to celebrate a birthday with friends or go solo, they make you feel welcome here. We had a great time dancing to local band Kelly Haigh with Do-Rites plus guests! They play every Sunday evening. Snapper dinner was great too! Will definitely go back and highly recommend it.

Thank ThePamster123
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We went here twice. The first time we sat at the bar and the bar tender made our concoctions in front of us which was pure entertainment and delicious. There were piano players that night and people danced, good spirits. The second night we went it was much busier and we sat upstairs at a table and just had a... More 

Thank Lepidoptera888
Vancouver, Canada
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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 

Thank Sabcfamily
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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

Thank Georgia L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

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 

Thank Alexandra K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Bar, American, Southwestern, Canadian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Abbott St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K8, Canada
  • Public Transportation: 10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-4088
Supper Club & Live Music Lounge showcasing Southern Inspired comfort food, Craft Cocktails, and Local music acts. Daily Boogie Piano for Happy Hour 4-6pm and evening shows from 7 until late. Rockabilly, Duelling Pianos, Blues and Old Country. 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. 8 years and thousands of whisky sours later, we thank our patrons for all their support and hope to serve you into the future.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
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.