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The Refinery Event Space

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West End
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1115 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1M1, Canada (1115 Granville Street)
+1 604-687-8001
19:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a private party here on a friends recommendation and we found exactly what we were looking for. Good vibes, intimate conversations & great drinks. Ray the owner seriously went out of his way to make sure he sorted us out. He listened to our needs and took exceptional care of us and our guests. We would definitely book... More 

Thank Iram S
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I made a reservation for 15 people. We were greeted by friendly staff and welcomed in. Ray one of the owners of the restaurant was regularly present and asking if he could contribute in any way. We ordered food family style and had steak and ribs. The ribs were excellent and melted off the bone, I highly recommend them. It... More 

Thank Rob P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was at the refinery last night for a birthday party. Got the steak for dinner and it was just lovely. We were all very impressed with our food. Want to go back asap.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place with a delicious tapas and variety of drinks, friendly staff. Great place to drink while chatting with friends.

Thank Elvavb
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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant one evening, and immediately knew we were in the right place. We were greeted by our friendly and professional server Jessica, and she made our visit very memorable by recommending more spots for our bar-hopping adventure that evening. We tried the duck wings, the vegetable flat bread and the popcorns and all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We were in 2 minds having read the other reviews, especially as the entrance is very off putting. However we 4 friends, after a week of good food on a cruise ship, were blown away by the flavours and tastes served up. We had 3 mixed plates of tapas. They were the best we could remember ever having had. For... More 

Thank Simon B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a bite to eat before a show. It was Loko Ono - a kitchen swap for Hawaiian fare and cocktails. While we didn't try the cocktails, we did try the $9.95 dishes. He had the Kahlua pork poutine, I had the Mahi Mahi poke and we shared the wings. The poutine was great, salty from the... More 

Thank Heather E
New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The restaurant accommodated our last minute reservation for 6 and provided amazing service despite a large party also going on. They were very attentive. The drinks are tasty with house made bitters. The food wasn't amazing but not bad pricing anyway.

Thank Melisa J
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

The Refinery provides some excellent spirits to help you as you walk around the other areas of Vancouver.

Thank Charles C
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We came here for a birthday party and the restaurant was pretty packed. The menu is definitely quite limited in what they offer but the food itself was very good. They were very accommodating about letting us mingle in the back room. Overall a good experience. If you're looking for more selection in food though, this is not your place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1M1, Canada
    (1115 Granville Street)
  • Public Transportation: Granville and Yaletown skytrain stations within 5 minute walk.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-8001
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this unique and exclusive second level event location features beautiful decor, elegant lighting, a 18ft full-service bar, and much more. We offer a diversity of customizable options to book a semi-private section or the entire location. The Refinery is the perfect fit for a wide range of functions from 20 to 75 people. From corporate functions, staff parties, engagement parties, birthdays to presentations. The Refinery provides a laid back, comfortable atmosphere to our diners through our music, dimly lit room, and elegant décor. The Refinery is nestled in the heart of downtown, but tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the Granville Entertainment District, we are upstairs at 1115 Granville Street, between Helmcken and Davie.

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