The Barrel

The Barrel

(Now Closed)
Tapas Restaurant, Bar, and Wine Bar$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Caroline
    CarolineAugust 22, 2015
    This place is NOT GOOD. The service is good, but unfortunately the food is not. The oysters were served warm-ish and tasted off, and the sangria was very weak.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaAugust 22, 2015
    Don't go here unless you have to. The food is mediocre at best and the pitcher of sangria was primarily ice. Must say the service wasn't bad at all.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JacobsonAugust 21, 2015
    Great happy hour. $4 beer, $6 carafe of wine, and $1.25 oysters!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmonAugust 10, 2015
    The main reason to eat at the Barrel is the covered sidewalk patio, which is lovely on a warm summer afternoon. The garlic shrimp is tasty too. Service is slow.
  • Maureen B.
    The cocktails and food were are on point. Service was kinda bad. They totally forgot about our table several times.
  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    Jorge Ayauhtli OMay 6, 2015
    Pretty good happy hour til 7pm with $6 and $5 drinks as well as $4 drafts
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"April 15, 2015
    Check out the outdoor seating when the weather gets nice.
  • Dominique B.
    Dominique BrittenApril 8, 2015
    This place is great for a casual lunch with a lovely glass of wine. The music is also a plus.
  • Gabby D.
    Gabby DiFigliaApril 4, 2015
    Rosemary sausage is delish!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisApril 1, 2015
    They have a great happy hour that includes drinks and food. Good place for groups to have some cocktails and share a few snacks (love the beet and shrimp pintxos).
  • Malcolm R.
    Malcolm RingMarch 19, 2015
    $1 oysters at happy hour, all night S-Th at the bar.
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 18, 2015
    Best happy hour ever! Delicious tapas, crafted drinks, and awesome wine! Perfect for dates, catching up with friends, drinking after work
  • 🍚
    🍚March 14, 2015
    Okay for happy hour. Wouldn't come here for the full priced menu
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JoshiFebruary 23, 2015
    Awesome bartender 👍
  • Randall
    RandallFebruary 15, 2015
    Darrin is an amazing bartender!
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroDecember 31, 2014
    Great HH deals! Try the oysters and mussels - both were delish!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PearsallSeptember 28, 2014
    Great decor & price-- always wonder why it's empty for brunch. Then I hear the corny 80's music, see one server manning the place, and remember how unmemorable the food is. And keep walking past.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GuttillaAugust 11, 2014
    Love this place. Their duck is delicious and I love their chorizo flatbread pizza .
  • FranCisco V.
    FranCisco VegasAugust 10, 2014
    Great food options & the drinks are really tasty. Weather permitting sitting outside is awesome for people watching.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyAugust 3, 2014
    They do a surprisingly good brunch here and it is never crowded.
  • Ilia M.
    Ilia MMay 8, 2014
    Our go-to place for group drinks. Great drinks and snacks, good value, nice atmosphere and not too crowded.
  • Kata Stroff B.
    Kata Stroff BoomApril 20, 2014
    Come here during off hours to appreciate the ambiance and the fact that pretty much everything is made of wood.
  • FMA KvD
    FMA KvDNovember 22, 2013
    Cute wine bar - but disappointing food. Go for the drinks.
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonOctober 3, 2013
    Don't sit outside. Too close to the sewers.
  • Nina B.
    Nina B.September 20, 2013
    Great place for happy hour after work! Love the decor.
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MarlboroughSeptember 15, 2013
    Beet and goat cheese salad= heaven
  • Ryan I.
    Ryan IsmailAugust 26, 2013
    Fresh oysters and clams, sooo good and $1 each, and a mixology bar with fresh cocktails, the whole place makes you feel like youre inside a giant barrel. A must go!!!!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SJuly 20, 2013
    Not what I expected. This is what it would taste like if TGI Fridays served "tapas". Generally heavy, greasy, and with low quality ingredients (tomatoes specifically). Sangria tastes like grape juice.
  • Nora E.
    Nora ElmonoufyJuly 1, 2013
    They used to have an amazing Jazz band that would play.... Owner decided to take that away. BRING BACK THE JAZZ!!!Daniel was an awesome server though!
  • Kareemah B.
    Kareemah BattsMay 5, 2013
    The duck spaghetti, is a must have!
  • Kurumi
    KurumiMay 1, 2013
    love this place! so cute and perfect with a small group for some vino. dinner is cozy and brunch is bright & energizing. a must try in the east village!
  • Max V.
    Max VanHornApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cocktails are to die for - especially if Dan, Jeremy or Irena are the bartenders!
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie Rodic MarsanMarch 24, 2013
    Good food good drinks friendly staff perfect location never crowded. Even on a Saturday. This place is underrated. You're welcome ;)
  • adam t.
    adam thompsonFebruary 14, 2013
    Happy hour at the bar all night Sun-Thurs
  • Jude G.
    Jude GeigerDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetarians beware. They sporadically make their veggie-sounding soups with chicken stock. It depends on the chef. What a waste.
  • Jade B.
    Jade Bailey-AssamNovember 8, 2012
    Great happy hour!!
  • TEV N.
    TEV NYCOctober 9, 2012
    What makes for a good Sunday? The fact that The Barrel extends their already happy hour every Sunday – Thursday from 7 p.m. to close if you sit at the bar. That's right.
  • Kara L.
    Kara LandsmanOctober 6, 2012
    Everything is awesome here- highly recommend the bucket of mussels, Mac n cheese, sangria, tiramisu, & beef sliders. Make a reservation on the weekends!
  • Jessika W.
    Jessika WJuly 17, 2012
    $5 sangria for happy hour and delicious tapas!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MMay 30, 2012
    This restaurant is very cozy.
  • BULLDOG Gin
    BULLDOG GinMay 6, 2012
    Come as you wish, order as you are. Call for a dirty martini made with BULLDOG Gin. BULLDOG, meet olive juice.
  • Barry R.
    Barry RowellApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of our favorite places for brunch: it's never crowded when we've gone, not too loud and ALWAYS excellent food at a great price!
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas MuthApril 1, 2012
    If you order the "KGB" drink while wearing a Russian fur hat, the bartender will call you "Komrade". True story!
  • Sinalco S.
    Sinalco StephApril 1, 2012
    Beware of the cheese or charcuterie selection : expensive and not much to eat...
  • Позитив Б.
    The croquette !
  • Farah A.
    Farah AliMarch 25, 2012
    Amazing brunch specials on Sat&Sun!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 23, 2012
    Impress your date and enjoy delicious tapas - try the braised beans, black ink calamari, tenderloin carpaccio and pork loin – in a inventive & modern setting.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BMarch 15, 2012
    I absolutely LOVE their brunch specials. Fresh veggies, hot coffee, great set of options.
  • Larry M.
    Larry MartinMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The mixed wild mushrooms are amazing. Seriously.
  • @HungryEditor B.
    Happy hour is extended for bar seating
  • @HungryEditor B.
    Live jazz on Mondays
  • Abby
    AbbyNovember 12, 2011
    Cute decor, decent brunch prices (with drink included) and a patio.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BOctober 22, 2011
    The KGB is one of the best drinks on the planet!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoOctober 20, 2011
    Sit in the triangle booth and order a glass of Malbec. This place is srsly good value. Cozy too.
  • Rose W.
    Rose WOctober 19, 2011
    check in and get a pintos!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KernOctober 17, 2011
    Nice waitstaff. Great lunch specials!
  • Kris N.
    Kris NikiSeptember 24, 2011
    Super nice server! A nice spot to sit and have a nice conversation while people watching.
  • Jason w.
    Jason worflarSeptember 19, 2011
    Great prices! 2 for one drinks at the bar on Sunday nights. Get the olives.
  • Chao L.
    Chao LiaoAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch special! Yay
  • Val P.
    Val PankovAugust 23, 2011
    Amazing value for $ during lunch. Food portions are large and most importantly food quality is superb.
  • Jeena B.
    Jeena BridgeJuly 1, 2011
    Great food and great staff... The Mac and cheese with the lamb is good
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MissenJune 11, 2011
    The covered sidewalk patio is still nice on rainy days
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MissenJune 11, 2011
    "Tasty & Sober" Brunch menu - $6!
  • Niel B.
    Niel BekkerJune 2, 2011
    The lunch special is great value: filling sandwich, good salad, homefries, soup AND drink for $9.
  • el d.
    el doctorFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome drink selection
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarJanuary 5, 2011
    2 for 1 (very delicious) drinks on Tuesday. If you're adventurous, try the space cadet. Food is also fantastic and well priced.
  • Julianna
    JuliannaSeptember 4, 2010
    Bartender does look a little like Greg Kinnear lol
  • L M.
    L M.August 5, 2010
    Order the fresh mozzarella salad!!! So good!
  • Daniella Grace T.
    This is my new favourite restaurant !!!! I love the salad and the pasta with wild mushrooms. Amazing amazing. Manager is so sweet too. GO HERE NOW!
  • Nate W.
    Nate WestheimerJune 19, 2010
    Awesome new place. Good beer. Club sandwich is delish
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey CaseApril 25, 2010
    Excellent food, excellent service. I will definitely go back.
  • Khirsten m.
    Khirsten mApril 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food. Great drinks. Bartender looks like greg kinear
  • Jen J.
    Jen JohnsonMarch 28, 2010
    Infused vodkas, awesome wine, great atmosphere, great bartender
  • Jade M.
    Jade MuttamaraFebruary 2, 2010
    Tapas restaurant. Good food. Nice for catching up with a friend over wine and tapas. Attractive interior.
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