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Alibi Room

#192 of 2,904 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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157 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B8, Canada
+1 604-623-3383
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Today
17:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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United States
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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of character and excellent beer selection including choice of beer flight. Elevated pub food is highlighted by the dessert which is incredible. Perfect place for unwinding while enjoying a couple of beers with friends.

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Thank galaxy1
British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Huge selection of craft beer on tap. Not a huge food menu but still great quality of food and taste. A little out of the way from the gastown area but well worth it if you're looking try out some different local brews. We were seated in the bsmt which was bar service only.

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Thank MNelson09
Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

fun spot to have all day brekkie. had a caesar drink as well which was different but delicious. clam juice is a first for me. nice staff and cool interior.

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Thank elnino58
Vancouver, Canada
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172 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner with friends. There was a wait list so we waited about 20 minutes. Then we were taken downstairs and told as we sat down that there is no service in this area and we had to go to the bar for everything. The downstairs basically smells like a bathroom. There is no service and all the... More 

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Thank ptrpdrm
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

When a place is near full after 10 pm on a Monday, you know it's good. Yes there is a great selection of beer, but it's the ford and the atmosphere that packs the place. Younger crowd (how can they afford a place like this on a Monday?) but not exclusively. Beautiful decor - large communal tables. Crowd of 6... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Vancouver, Canada
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175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Came here on a busy Saturday night, knowing there would be a wait. I was blown away by how great and efficient the staff were, from the hostess to the servers, kitchen staff, and bartenders. Had a lovely time lingering over a few different beers, and while we were only a group of two, we were kindly attended to despite... More 

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Thank Kristina M
Texas
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718 reviews
513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Some might call it a hipster joint. However, the good quality of the food, as well as the beer selection speak otherwise. It is always a treat to come here, especially because of the wonderfully attentive service. Note that if you want to carry a conversation or have a business meeting, the downstair area is best suited.

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Thank icanhazdesser
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to just have a beer at the bar , there were to spear seats being held for someone I said I would move when they came but they won't let me sit there , no one turned up for 30 minutes witch is when l left

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Thank Matt T
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is buzzing!!! We were recommended this place by a local for a great place for ales and thus I am recommending to you all! There is a vast amount of craft beer on offer along with all the other normal drinks you would expect! The food is immense and way surpassing what you think you will get..smoked salmon,... More 

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Thank Luke T
Southampton
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you love beer and good hearty food to accompany a few pints or maybe an adventurous flight of some new craft beer then go to the Alibi Room. The atmosphere is down to earth and the choice of beers abundant. I had an amazing and wholesome smoked chicken salad which was a lot more filling than it sounds. As... 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$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-623-3383

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

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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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