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Barrel House American Bar

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252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4523 (Formerly Barrel House) (essex street)
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:30
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198 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Somerville, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 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
Beverly, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 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
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 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 seriously and it shows. And their menu and atmosphere are as good. They pour one... More 

Thank David D
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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 the tastiest I have ever found! We finished it off with Their fluke -- which... More 

Thank Walter C
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179 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 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 things you normally like to drink and the bartender will come up with a creative... More 

Thank DodgerMom668
Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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 but the sides we mediocre for the price. My girlfriend got the steak which was... More 

Thank jay d
Newfoundland, Canada
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had been at this restaurant a couple of times when it first opened, it was OK but not terrific. We went about a month ago and I can say it has improved.

Thank jaemichael
Beverly, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a joint that specializes in the most American of spirits: whiskey. They make a mind-numbingly good Old Fashioned (get it with Knob). The chops and entrees are great as well.

Thank Jay_the_Triathlete

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?