Taps: 50 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by CBA:
British Indian Ocean Territory
4.64/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Has to easily be the best spot in Vancouver for great beer, excellent food, and knowledgeable staff. It shows these guys love beer with thoughtful attention paid to both local beer and regionally sourced food. Three rotating import guest taps (they had Rogue Dry Hopped Red, Anderson Hop Ottin, and North Coast Red Seal) and the ability to order a flight (4 samples) of any of their 19 taps.
Only caveat: Do not walk two blocks south after an evening of extended pints as you'll wander into Main & East Hastings where you're liable to end up in a dumpster never to be heard from again...just sayin'
Definitely spend your money here next time you're in Vancouver.
10-31-2008 20:32:06 | More by CBA
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.58/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to the Alibi room about 5 times now, so I thought it was time for a review as I don't even see any from 2013 yet. I live about an hour out of Vancouver, so a trip in (usually before a Canucks game or concert) is always a treat. The bottom line - in a city with a number of bars and places to eat, this place is simply tough to beat.
Selection of local craft brew (almost every new brewery/brewer around has something on tap) as well as others mainly from the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, and California) is amazing. Though most beer styles are very well represented, hopheads will be very pleased. The beer menu is always loaded with lots of hoppy choices.
The place is usually quite busy and can be downright packed if there is some sort of special event, but there always seems to be a place to sit and grab some great beer. The beer menu is so large, it's almost always best to try as many different beer you can with a flight.
I've always been impressed with the service and the food is solid.
The Alibi room is a must stop for anyone coming into Vancouver and looking for a great experience.
08-12-2013 22:48:10 | More by bumchilly25
4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
A: My wife, mom in law and myself strolled in here after leaving Gastown around 1PM on a Saturday, Parked on the street(by thge way, meters are broken and steal your money). We walked in met by a host and seated. The place is setup much like biergarden or haus with pseudo long tables which you may be sharing with other patrons. There were about 50 people here on this day. A mixed crowd but it seemed more popular with the young mid 20 to 30 crowd, seemed somewhat of a "place to be". Everyone sordove in clicks and keeping to themselves. The bathroom downstairs revealed another bar area and the bar upstairs had maybe a dozen seats to it right next to the door.
Q: All of the beer on the menu was quality stuff. I had two beers and all seemed nice, clean and infection free
S: The service was nice, not really outgoing but prompt. My only issue was this; after I finished my first beer, the waitress picked up my glass and never asked me if I wanted another. I sat for another 30 minutes and flagged her down for another.
S: The selection was great! I had a Thor's Hammer barleywine with my brunch and a Two Trees Double Hophead IIPA which was less than stellar. I spotted some Odin Brewing courtesy of Seattle, lots of BC brewries including Fat Tug on draft plus some Rogue Old Crusty 2001
F: Food was PHENOM! They serve brunch on Saturdays until dinner and wow. We were all impressed on the portion and quality.
My only issue is $7.50 beers, especially whe the beer is below average.
06-10-2012 14:01:39 | More by barleywinefiend
Alibi Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.