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Alibi Room

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Alibi RoomAlibi Room
BA SCORE
99
world-class

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: 50
Bottles: 25
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

157 Alexander St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1B8
Canada
phone: (604) 623-3383

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @alibiroom

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I stumbled across this place in an article when researching my trip to Vancouver, and am I ever glad that I did. I had the opportunity to go on a Friday evening. The place was packed. There were three bars in here and my friend and I were lucky enough to find a couple seats.

The beer menu was phenomenal. It was tough to select a few beers to try. My palate had grown weary of the IPA's, amber ale, and pale ales that were prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. I was happy to see a wide variety of styles. I had a porter, pumpkin stout, barrel aged wheat wine, a Flanders red. They were all great. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable.

The only drawback to the experience was the guy I sat next to. He seemed mentally unstable. When he went to the restroom one of the bartenders asked if he was bugging me and offered to remove him from the premises. I was having such a great time trying the beers that he was merely a minor annoyance to my evening.

I ordered the bison cheese steak sandwich. I'm not gonna lie. I don't remember how it tasted. It just soaked up some of the fantastic beers that I was trying. But it's probably safe to say that it was great considering how awesome everything else was.

I really liked this place and wish I would have had a couple nights to sit in this place and try more of the beer and food. I would go back any chance that I had. It was THE highlight of my trip to the northwest.

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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.

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4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Alibi Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada
99 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.