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Barrel House American Bar

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252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4523
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“steak frites” (6 reviews)
“brie fondue” (5 reviews)
“oysters” (5 reviews)
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252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4523
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No one really goes for the quality of the food in this place. Although the quality of The food is very good. People go here for The old traditional beauty of the place and To possibly bump into friends. Dress is casual. This is big...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Unfortunately, we won't return to Barrel House again. We went for dinner, ( our 2nd visit) and both times were disappointing. On our most recent visit, we were seated at a table directly in view to the restroom hallway and our dinner background noise was...More

Thank Annie W
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Our group of 4 were thrilled with our drinks at Barrel House American Bar. The Saladito, made with Mezcal, lime, honey, chili salt, was delicious and my personal favorite

Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed March 15, 2017

great drinks, whiskey selection. food is a little overpriced and a bit fancier than i'd prefer, but it's good. good date spot.

Thank Kendra O
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The food was very good the last 2 visits. The whiskey smash is a great drink- but all that ice and at 10.00 for a short glass I was disappointed.

Thank angelasn2003
Reviewed January 30, 2017

I have not found a bar outside of Boston that takes as much pride, in not just their incredibly long list of spirits and beers, but also, much like Barbara Lynch's Drink at Fort Point, is dedicated to their craft. They take their drinks very...More

Thank David D
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Serious cocktail bar, worthy of the city. Very good spot for a business dinner or night out. Try the bacon and eggs!

Thank Sean M
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Had dinner hear last night. Started off with a couple of great drinks, then moved on to Brussel Sprout Fritters, which were delicious and a nice group of oysters -- which were tasty -- particularly with the mignonette sauce and horseradish/cocktail prep -- some of...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed December 19, 2016

First time and Barrel house based on a good recommendation from a friend that lives locally. The staff is spot on and very knowledgeable about the drink and food menus. If you don’t see a drink that tickles your fancy, just tell the waiter what...More

Thank DodgerMom668
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My girls recently moved to Beverly and we went to the barrel house. Service: was top notch, and very knowledgeable about the drinks and meals Drinks: very creative over priced as usual Food: Poutine was amazing. I got the duck and it was cooked well...More

Thank jay d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4523 (Formerly Barrel House)
    (essex street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Beverly
  • Phone Number: 978-998-4627
  • E-mail
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