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Alibi Room

#165 of 2,874 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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157 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B8, Canada
+1 604-623-3383
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Today
17:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a busy Saturday night, knowing there would be a wait. I was blown away by how great and efficient the staff were, from the hostess to the servers, kitchen staff, and bartenders. Had a lovely time lingering over a few different beers, and while we were only a group of two, we were kindly attended to despite... More 

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Thank Kristina M
College Station, Texas
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676 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Some might call it a hipster joint. However, the good quality of the food, as well as the beer selection speak otherwise. It is always a treat to come here, especially because of the wonderfully attentive service. Note that if you want to carry a conversation or have a business meeting, the downstair area is best suited.

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Thank Helmut K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to just have a beer at the bar , there were to spear seats being held for someone I said I would move when they came but they won't let me sit there , no one turned up for 30 minutes witch is when l left

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Thank Matt T
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is buzzing!!! We were recommended this place by a local for a great place for ales and thus I am recommending to you all! There is a vast amount of craft beer on offer along with all the other normal drinks you would expect! The food is immense and way surpassing what you think you will get..smoked salmon,... More 

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Thank Luke T
Southampton
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you love beer and good hearty food to accompany a few pints or maybe an adventurous flight of some new craft beer then go to the Alibi Room. The atmosphere is down to earth and the choice of beers abundant. I had an amazing and wholesome smoked chicken salad which was a lot more filling than it sounds. As... More 

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Thank mrcrdeacon
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This place knows its beers and it serves very good comfort food. Great meats and cheeses and yummy burgers make for a tasty menu. Good Happy Hour deals. Nothing fancy about this place but, if you are looking for a good time in a relaxed atmosphere, the Alibi Room will fit the bill.

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Thank Peter D
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were spending a couple nights in town with friends and they took us to Gastown for a few beers, but we didn't make it past this place. We sat downstairs where you walk up the bar to order your beer and food, which is actually nice as you can set your own pace for the night. We enjoyed flight... More 

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Thank Ron W
Eugene, Oregon
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to Alibi room and it was great again...the beer list has something for everyone and our server was well informed about the selections and able to make suggestions. We had food, smoked salmon small plate and a cheese board, both were great though I did feel for 18 bucks the cheese could have been a... More 

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Thank anne g
brussels
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Was looking for a good place to drink local beer and have a locally caught salmon dish and Alibi Room far exceeded my expectations. The place has a lively atmosphere and a great gastropub decor. I had a Twin Sails Pilsner and Hefeweizen, which were both excellent. The biggest highlight was the food as the Pan-Fried Salmon with Risotto was... More 

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Thank Mars1256
Lethbridge, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Extensive beer menu with knowledgeable waiting staff. Great selection on the food menu also. Veggie burger was very tasty with generous portion size. Will definitely be back to sample more. Frat bats available to sample a few beers at a time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-623-3383

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

Staying in Gastown

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Gastown
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.
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