Okay, so this post is a LITTLE dated, but to be honest, I just forgot about it for a little while. But never fear, I remembered it now and here it is! Mary from Mary In Vancity and I were supposed to check out Ask for Luigi but seeing that we arrived super early and they were already full, we walked down back towards Gastown and came across Alibi Room. Self described as a “modern tavern”, they couldn’t be more spot on. Definitely a nice, generous sized tavern with tall ceilings and exposed brick and wooden beams that is just so authentically Gastown.

They offer a formidable beer menu but serve some great wines and cocktails as well.

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We started off with their Mezze Plate ($13) which includes white bean and green olive dip, house made rosemary garlic flatbread, goat feta, olives and caponata. Loved all flavours and textures on the dish – also a good amount for two people to share.

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Mary ordered a dark and stormy ($8.25). It’s made with house ginger syrup, dark rum, fresh lime and soda. They are very heavy handed here with their drinks, so you definitely get your money’s worth!

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I ordered the Pork Belly Sandwich ($14) – served with beer braised onions, jalapeño slaw and fries. A nicely put together sandwich that had tender pork belly between buns (teehee) that stood up to it’s greasiness.

Mary ordered the Seared Albacore Tuna ($18) which looked good.

For dessert, we shared the chocolate and blood orange bread pudding. A nice, sweet ending to a great meal.

Food: mini3forks

Service: mini3forks

Value: mini3forks

Ambiance: mini4forks

OVERALL: 3forks

For menu and hours, check out their website here.

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