What do we mean, “Modern Tavern”? – Well, we feel this term best sums up what we are trying to achieve here at the Alibi Room.

Since summer 2006, new owners Raya Audet & Nigel Springthorpe have been quietly turning the Alibi Room into the place for local craft beer on tap. We have become a true Free House, pouring guest beers from all over the province and beyond.

Head chef Greg Armstrong has added an understated sophistication to our very accessible menu. The menu reflects a strong desire to provide familar, comforting dishes with an emphasis on quality ingredients.

All of our meat, fish & poultry are either sourced locally, ocean friendly, naturally raised or free run.

We are of the belief that beer can be at least as versatile as wine when it comes to food pairing. We pour multiple taps, plus a rotating cask selection from our beer engines. Each usually representing a local brewery, often available exclusively at the Alibi. Occasionally we are approached by some U.S. micro breweries with “one off” kegs. We have put together one of the most diverse selections in the province & encourage you to come try the best beer B.C. has to offer.

However, we are not total beer snobs. Our wine list features local boutique & organically grown wines. We also have a very creative house cocktail list.

The building is a heritage site, which was erected over 100 years ago. It is positioned along the railyard only a short distance from Vancouver’s trade and shipping ports. All of these elements combined make for a unique and inspiring experience. The Alibi has established itself as a place for neighbours and community to share in great food, fantastic beer and culture.


The Alibi Room will be closed to the general public on Sunday June 1st (including brunch) and Monday June 2nd to host our annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week events (“Hoppapalooza” on the first and “CAMRApalooza/Hoppy Seconds” on the second).

We will reopen for business as usual at 5pm on Tuesday June 3rd (and not to worry! There will still be plenty of special brews leftover for those who weren’t able to get tickets!!)

For ticketing information please visit VCBW’s events page at:

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