The Run Down:
My fellow designer, Sean and myself stopped in for lunch on Wednesday.
Tap and Barrel is a little nook in the wall of the convention centre; with exposed wood, steel beams, and a bookcase filled with vintage books at the back for good measure. The overall feel is laid back and unhurried; you can come for drinks, or stay for food. Just a good spot for a conversation.
And damn what a view from the patio. Especially in the summer; there’s two patio sections out by the Olympic Cauldrons. Personally, I love sitting out there watching the planes take off from the water. AND they’ve got one of my favourite local wines on tap, Monster Vineyard’s Malbec.
Sean had a Vancouver Island – Hermannator Ice Bock (9.5%)($7.50/14oz pour) and I had myself the Cannery – Blackberry Porter (6.5%)($7.50 for a proper 20oz pint)
I had a Tavern Burger ($14.95) which had caramelized onions, house mustard and mayo, and all that other standard issue burger stuff. Sean had a charcuterie board ($9.95) that had cured meats, some cheese, cornichons, grapes, and some bread.
Can’t Find It:
Look under David Copeland’s giant pixelated orca
To Try Next Time:
An order of the Tomato Bisque & Grilled Cheese Toasties ($11.95). And maybe a wine tasting flight since so many are on tap!
Location / Hours:
7 Days a Week: 11am – Midnight
Weekend & Holiday Brunch: 10am – 2pm
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3