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The Alibi Room

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Address: 157 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B8, Canada
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30

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Excellent local tap list, interesting spot!

The Alibi Room is an excellent place to visit if you are into trying local wine and beer! Situated near Gastown, this bar came recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alibi Room is an excellent place to visit if you are into trying local wine and beer! Situated near Gastown, this bar came recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. I enjoy trying local beers when I travel and the Alibi Room has an impressive tap list of mainly BC beers. The decor is comfortable and the... More 

Thank Ed B
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alibi Room is next to the train track, which makes for a lively scene as trains go by (not frequently enough for it to be a problem). The view outside, trains or not, is lovely, with the mountains in the distance. We enjoyed their beer tasting option, and I have to say, A++ on the beers and the atmosphere.... More 

Thank DSchuurm22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time at the Alibi room. I was only in Vancouver for 2 nights and I think this is a great way to experience the quintessential hipster Vancouver scene. They have a lot of local beers on tap, so I asked the waiter for a flight and his recommendation on what I should get. He came back... More 

Thank Jeff H
Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Alibi room was recommended to us for the large amount of craft beers on tap and it did not disappoint! The spot is located in the downtown east side and used to be the Taxi Club. The space is cool, with single and family style tables. There is an area downstairs that is a bit darker and a good... More 

Thank BCShel
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot in Vancouver especially if you like your beer. Very trendy people indeed and a must haunt to visit in Vancouver!!!

Thank MHJ17
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cracking bar, great beers ranging from regular IPA to crazy sours! Every palate covered. The range of food is very pleasurable, although I didnt delve much past the tender and tasty wings! - I was there for the beer. Superb atmosphere and I recommend going early as it fills up fast.

Thank Rachwelshy
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

First time back in a while and still a good place. Best is summer when they have the windows open and the patio going. The thing that makes the Alibi Room is the food. For a bar/pub the food is a cut above normal and in fact is very good. Good portions and unique food at a fair price. Two... More 

Thank MartinP926
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I came to Canada to do two things, harvest hops, and drink Canadian Craft beer. And guess what? I'm aaaaall out of hops to harvest. This place is the bomb. Admittedly I did drink some u.s aswell, but it was modern times and it had 'dank' in the description, what am I to do? The selection was very well priced,... More 

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a big industrial space, all steel and exposed brick, and it can get a little noisy especially downstairs. Even if beer isn't your thing, the Alibi Room has a nice wine list (small but perfectly formed) and some cracking cocktails too. The food menu is varied with something for everyone. We had a mezze share plate, a chicken salad... More 

Thank pddownunder
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Although it's tucked away down the road from the main part of Gastown, The Alibi is a very cool, trendy bar with a massive variety of beers. We didn't eat there but the food all looked good and my wife was happy as there was a good veggie burger on the menu! The decor is sparse and industrial which fits... More 

Thank Tom K

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