Visited during the week and they have great specials from Monday to Friday. Especially the personal jug and pizza special, I belive on Thursdays. The pizza are thin crust and are really good, lots of varieties to chose from. The waitresses are great and they seem to come by at just the right time. Good values for the specials while the ambiance is a bit old looking, sort of fits the type of restaurant. They have live music on Sat's which is a great alternative to other pubs/restaurants.
We've come here for a while now, not often but enough.
3 of us met to watch the hockey game on wednesday night, they had a special that was well worth the price and quite good. $15 for a pizza and a personal pint which is about 2 1/2 beers of your choice. I had the jalapeno/pepperoni pizza, it was delicious, thin crust, not greasy and hot, both in temperature and taste.
There were about 12 pizzas to choose from and about 7 beers. I was very impressed. Most people in the place were there to watch the game, (they had about 9 tv's going) and take advantage of the deal as we saw most of them had pizza and beer. It was full-ish, not like their typical weekend craziness but more tamed - I prefered it on a wednesday.
On the weekend even though it's super busy the service is pretty good,it's always packed and the live music is generally good.
The washroom situation is gross. It's unpleasant but then again, typical of a pub. For a cheap mid week meal wednesdays is a good day to go.
It's Sat., around 8 pm. We are 5. The place is not rockin' busy when we show up.
The server approaches us with a snarl - "Um, like, do you *have* a reservation?" For a pub? Well, no, though there are tables...
"Everything is just for 2 people right now?" (I love it when people talk in questions.) And I guess they're allergic to throwing a couple of tables together, pity the thought. She indicates a small square table in the corner for 2, though there are 4 chairs. She throws her pointed finger in that direction, "Well, you can only sit there? Or else...?" and then she actually pointed to the door.
I was floored. You know, Vancouver's got to be the only town I know where patronizing an establishment is a crime. How dare you interrupt someone's evening? If I hadn't been with out-of-towners, I would have left post-haste, but we were tired and hungry, and didn't want to start the typical conversation of, "Where do you want to go?" "I dunno, where's good?"
The beer was extra cold and served in extra cold glasses. That's an A+ in my books.
We ordered a slew of appies to share, and they delivered them all at the same time (not necessarily a bad thing - but bad when you have no table space - ok, our bad for ordering them at the beginning - but isn't *service* supposed to be where those, um, SERVERS, make it work?) Well, they handed us the plates, and each of us were left holding, in the air, a number of plates - and the server WALKED AWAY. Like, figure it out, folks. You should know better than to go out on a Sat. nite, looking to spend money at our place, and then you order FOOD? How dare you.
The food was not great. I wouldn't go back for the food to begin with, but the service galvanized it for me.
Oh, alas, why, oh why in Vancouver do restaurants hire staff members who are upset when the establishment gets business? This is a recurring theme...
I have been to this pub a few times with friends for some casual drinking and snacking.
The price is right, sometimes they have live bands coming in to perform at night.
The atmosphere, people, and food are all pretty good!
Do yourself a favor and do not order the nachos!!! It cost $20 for a large order of nachos and all it was was nacho chips with melted cheese on it. No other toppings! On top of that, the nachos were really dry. We also had wings which ok. We were there on a Friday night, and I thought that the service was pretty good considering how busy it was. It was very loud as they had a band playing. Overall, I do not think I will go back to this place voluntarily.
Good place for a beer and some live music.
Pizza is not bad, I like the Tank (deep dish pizza) a lot. The rest of the food is mediocre.
The service is really bad, but it is a pub and mainly a student hangout so that's somewhat forgivable. Decent pizza & beer place.
Upon entering the door, you are typically greeted by the bartender who tells you to sit anywhere you like. I typically sit at the bar when I go, and I do so because the owner and the other bartenders are super friendly. The beer and drink specials are priced right, and the thin crust pizza is tasty. Two thumbs up....
Service may be a matter of perspective, but I've received more attentive service here than most other local fine-dining establishments I've frequented in Greater Vancouver. The pizza ranks among the best in the city (although I can only give 4-stars, as convincing the chef to bake a well-done crust borders on impossible). Ambiance is top-notch.
Hint: instead of yelling across the bar to get the waitress's attention - which DOES work, but can leave you with a sore throat the next morning - purchase 2 walkie-talkies, give one to her, and pre-order drinks from a block away. It works, and is merely one example of this great pub going the extra mile to earn my business.
My friends wanted to come here to watch the Canucks/Flames game and had had good experiences here before but tonight was a completely awful experience.
- Waitress spent more time behind the counter with her peers or with her friends than on the floor. As a result she never checked in on us and we frequently were out of drinks for 15 minutes at a time.
- Forgot my friend's order and never apologized or offer to make it up. He was charged for the food
- When I asked to have my pizza packed up I was given a box instead of having it taken away for me.
- We waited over 10 minutes to try to pay our bill but she was behind the counter the whole time.
The food was okay for a pub and the atmosphere was pretty good as well but the horrible service (other tables seemed to be getting the same treatment) means I'll never return and will definitely be spreading the word on the negative experience I had.
I have been drinking in the coppertank for 5years with my brother . I moved to Canada from england and this is the nearest bar in Vanouver that compares to back home.
The food is decent, good vale for money and the poutine kicks ass. If the people above me in this review want quality burgers and imported beers they need to visit feenies or lumier for high end grub. This pub is for true sports fans and people who can appreciate good live music and a pint after a hard days graft (work). Support your local watering hole instead off knocking the joint.
Its a great establishment owned and run by a great couple
Tina you kick ass
Simply saying stop being bloody snobs and enjoy a good neighbourhood bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look after the waitressess and they'll look after you$$$$$$$$$$$
Great bar and I will fly thr co;;er tank flag as long as I live here.......
The Club sandwiche rocks...........theres too many stuck up students eating and drinking in copper tank
I was finding it hard to add anything to the conversation happening at our table (as it was doing fine without me XD !) but even the walls will keep you entertained. The signs and general decor are quirky/ kitsch/ random :)
It's easier to be with a smaller crowd at this venue unless you have a naturally loud voice because the place is usually packed! The most recent time I was there, I think something must've happened re: fire hazard checks because they kept more watch on keeping the aisles a little more clear.
Very fun place to be with close friends :)
Just went to the Tank, have been there before for the pizza (which is good) but I try not to go too much cause the service is SOOOO bad. I went tonight for the Burger and Brew for 10.99. The burger was burnt and I am pretty sure it was a pre-made Costco type patty. It was served with yummy fries and a decent salad, but I was given maybe two tablespoons of ketchup. I wanted more, but the waitress was never around. She came to take the order and drop off the food. We finished and waited and waited for the bill, we eventually just had to go find her. She was talking to a fellow waitress and sitting down at a booth. The place was dead, a little attention would not have killed her. All in all we decided never to go back there for Burger and Brew night, and maybe never again period. We prefer gargoyles which is a few blocks down. The burgies there are really good!