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Barrel House American Bar

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252 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4523 (Formerly Barrel House) (essex street)
16:00 - 00:30
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:30
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Salem, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ACTION! I could not believe how beautiful this place was. The staff just finished up their annual fashion show, where they invite locals to show off their collection of paper from the 70's! Thank goodness! I absolutely recommend this bar, I love the view!

Thank juneof87
Boston, Massachusetts
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232 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance, serious cocktail menu and creative, varied menu! Our group had the short ribs, roasted salmon and the burger. All were happy. Wonderful Balvenie Doublewood 12 yr Scotch (rum cask) to end the night. Great service as well from Jamie!

Thank Miketheworldtraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?