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Revel Room

#288 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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238 Abbott St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Cordova)
+1 604-687-4088
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Revel Room Sunday April 16, 2017 to hear Kelly Haigh play. Kelly and her band were excellent, very entertaining. We sat near the band on the ground floor (there is an upstairs) and there was a lively vibe and it was not too loud. The menu seems to have changed since I was last there. I... More 

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Thank Colleen W
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The star is for the band and the band only. First and last time to Revel Room The Revel Room was recommended to me by a friend who said the band who performs on Saturday nights is amazing. This past Saturday my friend made a reservation for 3 of us for 7pm. A table facing the piano was reserved for... More 

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Revelroom, Owner at Revel Room, responded to this review

Hi Tassia, this is Genni, I am one of the owners of Revel Room and also the person who "slammed your money on the table and yelled at you to leave the restaurant". I'm not sure how one can slam money in a leather billfold and its odd that nobody else heard me "shouting" but hey, potato potaatoe, I did... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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260 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went here hoping for an evening of good music and revelry and hopefully good southern food but came away less than satisfied. When the menu lists a fried green tomato vegie burger, you can't use a ripe tomato. just turns to mush. The rockfish was oversalted and the sauteed greens way overdone. (However the skillet cornbread was great) We had... More 

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Thank Harry J
Parksville, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Go here. Amazing ambience. Fantastic staff. Your every need is taken care of. Dennis the manager (owner?) is amazing. Seriously go here. The food is incredible. Chicken bites will make you come back again and again.

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Thank pandem
Phuket, Thailand
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The live music is nice, a little on the pricey side, and the tables a little wobbly, food was so so. but other than that a great place for drinks and some live music.

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Thank ForexTaurus
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went here last night after dinner. What a fantastic bar. The band were excellent playing some great old music and the whole place had a fantastic feel to it. A great bar for late night drinks and live music in Gastown.

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Thank bbaker71
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity on a Thursday evening to join a friend for dinner, drinks and some great piano playing this evening at the Revel Room. My wife and teenage boys were in Vangroovy a week ago and recommended this location for dinner for the business trip I'm on. I had the gumbo for dinner. It was very tasty, though I... More 

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Thank Lauder_Calgary
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to Gastown about 9pm hoping to find a good pub for New Years evening and we found it. We stumbled on the Revel Room, they kept us outside waiting for a table to clear but we expected that at New Year. We just had drinks, no food, and there was the usual fizzy lager but a couple of... More 

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Thank Colin S
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have visited this spot quite a few times. The first time was by accident but each visit since was intentional. Thursday nights present the "Duelling pianos" and they are high energy, crowd run fabulous musicians. Small but cozy. The upstairs could use a facelift. The food is so so but the location and hands on ownership with Ginny? proves... More 

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Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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292 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Revel Room has got it all. Small place and not all seats can see the musicians and it can be and usually is in my experience,crowded here Busy little place but good vibe,good live music and a fun atmosphere Staff were good Food was flavourful,some very good deals for happy (sour hour) as well If you want good seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Abbott St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Cordova)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-4088
Description
Supper Club & Live Music Lounge showcasing Southern Inspired comfort food, Craft Cocktails, and Local music acts. Daily Boogie Piano for Happy Hour 4-6pm and evening shows from 7 until late. Rockabilly, Duelling Pianos, Blues and Old Country. We cater to event groups of all sizes - birthdays, corporate, meetups, engagements. Email us for more info! Revel is independently owned and operated by a small, tight knit crew. We opened our doors in 2008 with the goal of bringing a little bit of southern hospitality to Vancouver's funkiest neighbourhood in Gastown. 8 years and thousands of whisky sours later, we thank our patrons for all their support and hope to serve you into the future.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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