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Beer Available At Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village (arranged by most recent)
Driftwood Farmhand Ale 71, Central City Red Racer ISA 83, Russell Brewmaster Series White Rabbit Hoppy Hefeweizen 77, Vancouver Island Beachcomber Summer Ale 40, Stanley Park Noble Pilsner 12, Whistler Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale 28, Howe Sound Youíre My Boy Blue! Blueberry Wheat Ale 46, Dead Frog Spring Loaded Saison , Tree "For Peteís Sake" Raspberry IPA , Dead Frog The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire 90, Tree Peat Smoked Red Ale , Russell Winter Porter 35, Hoyne Off the Grid 42, Whistler Chocolate Winter Dunkel 42, Old Yale Sasquatch Stout 78, Persephone Rum Runner Red Ale 72
stantheman (31) British Columbia | October 6, 2013| Updated October 7, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
They do have a decent selection of BC craft beers, but Iím personally not a fan of the big gulp (20 oz) approach to draft beer, and definitely not a fan of high prices. The server frowned when I asked for a smaller glass, but when I persisted, he allowed as how he could help me out with a 16 oz jar at a still high price.
Best approach and value here for those that like variety in their beer is the 3 beer paddle for 8 bucks. Itís not a paddle, actually. Itís 3 short 7 oz glasses on a sheet of paper listing the beers. Best deal in the house IMO.
Minus: The glassware in this joint is ridiculous. The 20 oz is a very tall slender glass stein. The 16 oz is one of those silly mugs that looks like a canning jar with a handle. Not sure who dreamt up that bit of nonsense.
Plus: The WiFi didnít work, but staff were willing and able to reboot it for me, after which it worked just fine. The floor manager was even kind enough to drop by and ask how it was working. Thumbs up to that!
brokensail (845) Orange County, California | September 7, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A great location, much like the Coal Harbour edition. Great patio seating which looks out over the water on False Creek. You get a pretty good view of the city with downtown, TELUS Science Center, etc. all visible.
As with the other location, they have a largely BC comprised tap list. A few "exclusives", but the same ones at both locations. Flights available here as well.
Friendly and prompt service. Kind of expensive if you get full pours.
Oakes (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 5, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Not gonna lie, the patio is great. You can get city view or sparrow view. Selection is solid, but I will say that they are a little weird at times with the patio. The patio will be half empty and there will be a line outside the place. That makes no sense. And Iíve never even bothered to sit inside.
Beershine (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 4, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Currently this and the other Tap & Barrel have the best (huge and outstanding view) patios in all of Vancouver. The service is usually very friendly, but best to come on sunny weekday afternoon; weekends there is often a long line with sometimes an hour wait and with all the other beer places in the area itís not worth waiting for. The beer selections are good with a few special house beers. Canít complain.
Ferris (475) Burnaby, British Columbia | October 14, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Trendy, but no real substance. Tap selection in BC craft, but the mainstays. Service was decent but food was on the chain side and expensive for what it was. I would give it a miss considering what is available close by.
nate2g (630) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 4, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Place was heaving with the after work crowd. Bar was full but managed to grab a seat to the side. Some good local BC options on tap but otherwise a lot of familiarity. Staff were running ragged. Nice views.
MrFecesious (30) British Columbia | December 6, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
I have to partially agree with the previous review. Food is average and overpriced. Service is friendly (maybe not late night or weekends). Nice looking location. Seems that it could get pretty douchey at certain times. All the beers on tap are BC. It's no surprise when the staff are wearing shirts stating "BC on TAP". Fairly standard selection tho. Most everything scattered places serve, but this is where you'll get it in 1 spot. Only 1-2 lines are seasonal. Beer prices are okay, when accounting for the 20oz pints, and that most spots in the city are about $0.75 less for 16oz sleeves. All in, it's an ok place, with a sexy view. Not handy for public transit options tho.
mcberko (286) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 2, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 6/20
Wasnít a fan of this place. Decent taplist, pretty much offering mostly BC locals. Prices are absurd, nearly totalling $10 per pint after taxes / tip. Service was decent. Food is average at best - the salad I had was insufficient, not varied and very overpriced. Wonít be coming back here anytime soon.
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