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  • Reviews9

Coppertank Grill

3835 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V3P1
Tel: (604) 569-2494
Neighbourhood: Main Street
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Pizza, Pub
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Television
  • The Coppertank Grill's latest location features a newly renovated, sleek space wth 2 floors and ample televisions. Simple menu focuses on sandwiches, burgers, pizza and other standard pub fare.

Reviews

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Good place to watch the game
By thecritic of Vancouver (374 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 29, 2009 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

This would be a great place to watch the game as they have large flat screens pretty much lining all of the walls. I have eaten nachos and wings here and both were mediocre. The wings weren't very crispy on the outside and were luke warm. Not that they were bad, they just weren't that great. This is pretty standard fare, you come here for beer and sports, not fine dining. The beer was decently priced and they have a good selection. I will return most likely since I live in the area and they are open til midnight on weekdays however I will not have high expectations on the food.

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A disappointing experience
By rmctavish of Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver, BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2012 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

This was my first and last visit here:

The salt and pepper chicken wings were excellent. The rest of the food was terrible. I order a burger that was the most sloppy, unappetizing thing I've ever eaten - the meat fell apart, and not because it was so amazing and tender, but because it was soggy, like it had been soaked in water prior to being served. It had the same texture and look as shredded cardboard left to soak in beef broth. The fries were cold within minutes (and kind of icky). The beer they served was warm.

I didn't finish the meal, and felt pretty sick for most of the evening afterward.

We were one of three tables in there that evening, and the music was so loud you'd think the places was packed with people. We had to nearly yell our orders and conversations. Also, electronica is about as relaxing as eyeball surgery when you're trying to eat. It's OK for a club, or even for later in the evening when the place is packed, but not at 6:30 on a Monday. Too loud. Very obnoxious.

Our server, listed as "Manager" on the bill, was not very knowledgeable about the food or beer, and incredibly slow/inefficient. Our bill was done incorrectly (though, she did fix it with good grace) and I left there feeling pretty ill and wishing I'd spend my money elsewhere.

Chicken wings notwithstanding, I'd never go back.

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terrible service
By jessica1973 of Mt Pleasant (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 10:40am [Dine in]

I ate here a little while ago and thought I'd should write this review to save some people the totally bad experience that this place give you. The food was cheap but cold, greasy and small portions. Beer was good and cheap but trying to get more than one was difficult as our server, Wes, was so slow that we will never go back. The server was also pretty rude and creepy as he kept trying to hit on me and my friend when we were totally not interested.
I definately will not go back here and am going to post this everywhere I can so nobody will

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Occasional visitor
By leighnie of Vancouver (Commercial Drive) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

I had a burger, it was burnt and tasted like leather...totally terrible. For $11 I definatley expect something better, I will never buy food here again. Service was kind of crappy too. I wasn't even asked if I wanted anything to drink, and when a waitress finally passed I asked for a water and there was no ice or straw in it...which my friends all had. Poor poor poor....too bad.

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Bad service
By foodluva of Vancouver (35 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 12:05am [Dine in]

Came here on a friday night and found the place to be quite empty. Ordered some food but no drinks and immediately started getting attitude from the waitress. My poutine was extremely salty and when we tried to communicate this to the waitress she replied by saying that "its suppose to be salty, the gravy's salty, and the fries are salty" with no apology whatsover. It was so salty i couldnt even eat it. She offered to exchange it for another item but could do nothing about the poutine. Hmm oK. The food is mediocre at best, nothing to write home about. I could see this to be a great place to watch sports but the service was just so bad i will never come here again!

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Great place to relax and watch the game!!
By nadja of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

A bunch of us went to the Copper Tank last weekend not knowing what to expect, as we had never been there before. It was awesome! We sat at the bar with a friendly bartender called Thor (yeah! cool name huh?!). Food was good, wings were pretty good, and we'll definitely go there again.

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Service and Vibe is what makes this place
By jazzdot of Cambie St. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:30am [Dine in]

I had a great time at this Coppertank last weekend. I was a little skeptical, based on my experience at the one on broadway, but this one blew me away. Myself and my girlfriend sat at the bar as there were no other seats available but instead of being ignored by the busy bartender we had his full attention. Usually I dislike male bartenders (stereotypical douchey dudes who are more interested in hooking up with some chick than serving you...) but this guy was awesome. Super down to earth and comfortable having a casual conversation. Our meal was tasty, good cheesey nachos and chicken poppers, but the beer prices were a little expensive...common Russel beer at premium prices? Oh and great local tunes that bartender had on his ipod, we walked away with a list of new bands. I will definitely be going again! especially for hockey games!

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Decent sports bar
By The Main Street Troll of Vancouver, BC Canada (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 21, 2009 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

When I go to a sports bar I can pretty much name off half the menu before even looking at it. Such items that seem to be consistent of all sports bars are burgers, clubhouses, chicken wings, nachos, pizzas, etc. With this being said, I don't expect anything extraordinary from a menu. As long as there is ketchup on a cooked burger and the right toppings on my pizza I'm usually content. This is pretty much what you'll find at CopperTank but I suggest sticking with the pizzas or wings. Most other things are quite bland.
This is perhaps one of the biggest - or the biggest - sports bars on the Main street strip. It is elegant in a subtle way and it boasts 10+ large flat screen TVs. This is a great place to catch the game and is often full.
One thing I can't let go is the refusal of the owner to buy in to the ever popular UFC events. I don't understand how he can't see the success he will have. Currently The Five Point has a monopoly on UFC events and if you don't get there an hour beforehand, don't even bother coming. This place has the potential for a loyal UFC fan base and I believe they are actually losing a lot money by not showing the UFC.
Mr. owner if you're reading this please give it a try and you will have my business and a lot of others!

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average
By lobsterK of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 23, 2009 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

there was nothing crazy about his place. friends really enjoyed the aesthetics, but I thought it was a bit over the top. service wasnt friendly in particular until the bill was brought, which didn't impress me in the least.

dinner came out to be 60 bucks for myself, which isnt the greatest value

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