Alibi Room

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Alibi RoomAlibi Room
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99
world-class

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 50
Bottles: 25
Cask: Y
[ 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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Place added by: Sammy on 05-12-2008

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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 27
Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

What a fantastic little bar in Vancouver.
Visited here on a Sunday afternoon in June 2009. Sat at the bar.

It's in a neat building right alongside the railroad tracks, not far from the gaslight district. Inside is brown, wood, rusty metal combo. Like a ship's insides, but open and airy. Downstairs is like a wooden cave.

Service was glacially slow, but when we did get attention the two bartenders were friendly and talkative. Still, for 1PM on a Sunday with only about 12 people in the whole place, the pace of the two bartenders was just agonizing.

Selection was great. About 20 on tap, plus 2 on cask and 20 more in bottles. Lots of BC / Canadian / West Coast brews. I was impressed, although I'm probably biased because I certainly can't get any of the BC brews in Atlanta. Bottle selection was mostly Belgian.

Prices were about $5.75 a pint. Didn't try the food.

I would definitely recommend the Alibi room if you're in Vancouver.

Photo of jp11801
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Spent my first night in town at the Alibi Room. Great beer selection with three casks on, two were IPAs and a Porter. All beers are well selected and were local to B.C. for the most part. All tasted great and the bartenders know there stuff and offered great suggestions.

The space is outstanding, get a seat near the end of the bar for a great view of the mountains just outside the city.

I has the cheese plate and again it was well done with three Canadian cheeses. The people next to me had an olive app that was really good as well.

If you are a local this should be your go to spot and if you are a visitor it should be tops on your list. Prices are higher than average but worth it.

Photo of mhewes
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A nice beer bar that I found in Vancouver on vacation. Their draft selection is almost exclusively British Columbia beers and there were about 20 on draft. They also had 3 locals on cask. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the beers and the different styles and not afraid to recommend some of the lesser common styles to people. The food menu is not huge and like they said, small kitchen, small menu. However, their food is all based on fresh and local ingredients. Everything we had was extremely delicious. The service was quick and friendly the entire time we were there.

We never go to a place twice on vacation and yet we ended up here twice. Great beer, great food, great times.

Photo of CBA
4.64/5  rDev +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.

Photo of canucklehead
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I went into this place on a quiet Sunday afternoon and it took me a second to realize just how incredible the beer selection was. Now, if you come from Portland you might think this was an OK selction but honestly for BC this is outstanding. The owner actually drives to the island to pick up kegs from Longwood, Craig St, Spinnakers, Swans, Phillips. They also have Mt Begbie, Tin Whistle, Mission Springs, Old Yale, Steamworks, Yaletown, Crannog, R&B, Howe Sound, Tree, Rogue,Fat Cat, Lighthouse and other rotating taps. The bottle list quite extensive though all of them can be found at better Private Stores.

The food was great with large portions and fresh local ingredients.(I had an burrito). The service is friendly and helpfull. I hear it gets quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights but the always changing beer selection makes this a must stop in Vancouver. (If you are not visiting Victoria you will find many Island beers on tap>)

Photo of colebenoit
4.88/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best place around to get BC beer on tap with a huge range of local beers and breweries. At least 14 beers on tap, all BC brewed, one of the best bottled beer selections around, beer dinners and tastings, and more. They just did a chocolate and beer pairing that was a top notch experience. The owner, Nigel, is doing a lot to help beer in Vancouver which is always appreciated. I also cant forget to mention the stellar food these guys serve up! A definite must for anyone in Vancouver seeking out good beer.

Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A go-to place unknown to even the local beer geeks and recommended to me by Gerry of BC Creek store. They work their butt off to be friendly and accomodating here to the micro scene, with 14 taps from 13 brewerie across BC. Noone else does this and Tigglmtl and I enjoyed more than one good round. A few bottles on their list I had not seen elsewhere, including private orders. All taps fresh and extra points for style diversification. A must stopin Vancouver. Marginally seedy part of town, but parking not too difficult.

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Alibi Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada
99 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.