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“Great patio and views”

Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village
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Ranked #189 of 3,894 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southeast False Creek
Description: The heart of the neighbourhood - celebrating life with the best products that BC has to offer. We serve the province's best selection of local craft beer and premium wines on tap, and our regional food is locally sourced and made from scratch. Our home is your home... welcome to Tap & Barrel!
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We've been to the Tap and Barrel several times, both for lunch when riding around the seawall and for snacks and drinks in the evening. They have a really great patio downstairs and a huge balcony seating area upstairs; even with all this space, on a sunny summer day or warm evening, the place is packed and has a lineup to get in. On a recent visit there were lineups many people deep for both inside and outside seating and several groups of people walked right in past the lines, saying that they were going to "sit at the bar", only to take the inside seating that we had by then waited over half an hour for. We were not impressed. Management should do something about this unfair practice. Other than that, the food is decent pub food and they have a good selection of beers and wine and the service is good.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This place has one of the best decks in Vancouver. That's why we keep going back. The view is beautiful!
The last time we were there, we were lucky enough to have an experienced server who definitely added to our experience. He was able to recommend which menu items were the 'least bad'. Don't have a burger! Cobb salad was not a very good Cobb salad but probably one of the best choices on the menu.
They have a decent selection of wine on tap. Many BC choices.... The Nichol Pinot is fantastic. Also a variety of beer to sample.
Lots of parking in the area or a one block walk along the seawall from the skytrain.
It's a great summertime place to visit with friends.

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1  Thank likeheat
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Cycling the Seaside trail with my wife and stopped at the Tap and Barrel for lunch. We shared the wild mushroom pizza with truffle oil. It was one of the best pizzas we've had in years. I would highly recommend this place. Not only is the food great, the location and view is outstanding.

1  Thank Will S
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Hands down, this location (they are soon to open another in Coal Harbour) is one of the best patios in the city. The view looking over False Creek into downtown and the stadiums/Science World are unparalleled. Decent beer selection (taps) and lots of wine variety also (barrels). The beer/wine flights are a really good deal and allow you to try out several options. The menu has some ups and downs, but from what i sampled, pretty tasty. The sticky yam fries are a particular fave (think dessert poutine). The service i've had both times has been AMAZING. I don't know where they find these people, but keep up the great work. The last time i went we were with a larger group and they were SUPER accommodating. Had it been me attending us, i would have been pretty grouchy towards us. This is a fantastic spot for drinks and snacks in particular.

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1  Thank jennD719
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

One of the best locations in Vancouver, on the water, at the seawalk, near the science museum. Very good food, a few cuts above most pubs. Excellent beer choices. Great wine on tap. VViewis great. Fresh ingredients. Outside seating. Upstairs seating as well. Don't mis this place!

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