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The Barrelhouse Flat

2624 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

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(773) 857-0421

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars

View more restaurants at exit 48b on I-94.

4.8 of 5.0 from 88 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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The Barrelhouse Flat in Chicago, IL
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  • Tunisia C.The fried pickles, truffle fries and double cheeseburger are very good. The jade sour, peach emoji and pink lady are very good.

    55555 by Tunisia C.

  • Matthew S.If you're into sazeracs, get theirs. 10/10 would order again.

    33333 by Matthew S.

  • Damon MNice cocktails. Made a good Negroni

    55555 by Damon M

  • Bobby KennedyApparently there's an upstairs that's calmer. Should probably try that, as downstairs gets louder and more bro-filled each visit.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy

  • A TExcellent cocktails and a good beer list as well

    55555 by A T

  • Emily SullivanHighly recommend the upstairs section with the live pianist. Great date spot.

    55555 by Emily Sullivan

  • Zak TGo upstairs to the lounge for a calmer, relaxing vibe.

    55555 by Zak T

  • Natalie V.Great whisky based cocktails.

    55555 by Natalie V.

  • Jeremy C.If you really like whiskey cocktails - this is your spot. You can select from several Bourbon or Rye brands as your base and then choose from a variety of classics and new creations.

    55555 by Jeremy C.

  • Mike TAmazing, well cared for beverages and very friendly staff!

    55555 by Mike T

  • Evelyn LopezGreat snacks and cocktails. Try the Reply to All or Mamie Taylor. For a quieter setting or a large group, try the speakeasy upstairs.

    55555 by Evelyn Lopez

  • Colin R.Unnecessarily large wine/spirits list with a variety of expensive cocktail options and a decent, albeit abbreviated, beer list. Both made better by the popcorn we snacked on. LOUD environment.

    55555 by Colin R.

  • Alexandr K.One of best old fashioned in Chicago. Sets the bar very high.

    55555 by Alexandr K.

  • Rad TGreat popcorn

    55555 by Rad T

  • Ricky S.They make a nice old fashioned along with some other bourbon cocktails.

    55555 by Ricky S.

  • Claire PistekGreat atmosphere, get the poutine fries. Cocktail selection was good.

    55555 by Claire Pistek

  • Jen MarquezMake sure to get a spot upstairs. Fantastic date night spot. Dimly lit and romantic. Great bartenders. You won't be sorry.

    55555 by Jen Marquez

  • Zach S.Great atmosphere and drink menu

    55555 by Zach S.

  • Zach S.Great atmosphere

    55555 by Zach S.

  • Jamie OldsGreat cocktails, but it can get loud inside (i.e. lots of bros)

    55555 by Jamie Olds

  • John KGreat cocktail selections. If you're on a date, definitely put your name on the list, and make your way upstairs. Much more intimate vibe compared to downstairs.

    55555 by John K

  • Rebecca RickertVery crowded, however awesome hand crafted cocktails. Great bartenders!

    55555 by Rebecca Rickert

  • Melissa E.Wonderful cocktails. Go with egg white for some yummy foam. Popcorn is the best! Also head upstairs for a cool environment.

    55555 by Melissa E.

  • Emily SteingartHip, super nice ambiance. Servers are super knowledgeable - ask them to surprise you with a cocktail of their choice!

    55555 by Emily Steingart

  • Rose MWhiskey time!

    55555 by Rose M

  • MikeOne of my favorite places for a manhattan.

    55555 by Mike

  • ®yka- 승.Upstairs! (Speakeasy vibe) I love truffle fries. Staff is very polite, great place to drink :D

    55555 by ®yka- 승.

  • Joseph BlewittMost of the unique cocktails are worth a try. Dark and classy inside.

    55555 by Joseph Blewitt

  • Melissa E.Great place to a cocktail. Also can't pass up the flavored popcorn if you're sticking around for a while.

    55555 by Melissa E.

  • Jessica KimThe cocktails are great and the upstairs atmosphere is relaxing.

    55555 by Jessica Kim

  • Redeye ChicagoThis sexy cocktail bar doesn't have much in common with British pubs, save for one all-important detail: a proper Pimm's cup ($11).

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • Redeye ChicagoA sexy two-floor lounge where progressive bartenders push the envelope when it comes to fun ingredients while still respecting the classics.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • Sarah D."Simply making the many classic drinks on its enticing list as good as possible, with minimal ego." -Esquire write-up

    55555 by Sarah D.

  • Jeff W.See if you can get the upstairs big table for 6ish people. Great (but expensive) cocktails. I'd skip the food. Reservations see to be required for busy nights.

    55555 by Jeff W.

  • LizTry the Montego Bay, rum and absinthe is never a bad decision.

    55555 by Liz

  • Rohini J.The creole cocktail is excellent!

    55555 by Rohini J.

  • @MisterHirschOne of the best beverage programs in Chicago.

    55555 by @MisterHirsch

  • Jason G.All the mixologists are dope but ask for Griffen

    55555 by Jason G.

  • Michael G.This place is dope

    55555 by Michael G.

  • Danielle N.Such fun cocktails and atmosphere. Try Pimm's Cup - it's delicious.

    55555 by Danielle N.

  • Tim H.Trust the bartenders...

    33333 by Tim H.

  • Nick C.What to Order || Purple Fizz: Sloe gin, soda, grapefruit, lemon, simple syrup.

    55555 by Nick C.

  • Shannon S.Their griddle burger wasn't that good, the patty tasted super fishy

    22222 by Shannon S.

  • Mutineer MagazineYou can't go wrong with an Aviation!

    55555 by Mutineer Magazine

  • EaterStephen Cole's temple to cocktailing is still shaking things up in Lincoln Park with some deceptively strong craft drinks.

    55555 by Eater

  • Shilan A.The drinks are best conditionality..tip the bartender

    55555 by Shilan A.

  • Samantha A.Poutine, popcorn an Hawaiian beer!:)

    55555 by Samantha A.

  • Allyson ⚡.Good drinks and a great atmosphere, but the staff that controls who goes upstairs always seems kind of salty. Pool table upstairs is a lot of fun!

    55555 by Allyson ⚡.

  • Time Out ChicagoMake a meal out of small plates like the wings, slicked in a gingery soy-caramel glaze and tossed with cucumber kimchi and sip on the perfect stirred Sazerac: http://tmoutchi.us/13EV7jr

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • AshleyA tad pricey. But worth the chill atmosphere and nice drink menu. Come early before a line starts, and try the mint julep.

    55555 by Ashley

  • Jake S.The cocktail menu is a bit intimidating (7 pages!) but it is divided by drink type with useful words like "bubbles," "stirred," or "egg."

    55555 by Jake S.

  • Lucretia B.Food was okay, (not great) but the drinks were AWESOME. Stick to the drinks!

    55555 by Lucretia B.

  • LeiThere are 3 bartenders named Jess...my favorite is tall hair Jess.

    55555 by Lei

  • Chris W.Loved it a whole lot!

    55555 by Chris W.

  • Shannon H.Order the "Purple Fizz"

    33333 by Shannon H.

  • SharonOk drinks, not the best crowd, subpar staff. Maybe it's better when it's not late night.

    33333 by Sharon

  • Philip A.I would like to say Thank You to James Wright!! This is place is a recommended place if you wanna have a good sit down dinner and socialize! The ambience and the atmosphere is great!

    55555 by Philip A.

  • Mary Kay H.Eater says try The La Catrina ($13) a warming concoction of Reposado tequila, Punt e Mes, lemon, ginger syrup, and chocolate bitters.

    55555 by Mary Kay H.

  • Edward H.If you like star fruit, you need to have the Aviation.

    55555 by Edward H.

  • Talia M.Amazing cocktails. Sit upstairs and luxuriate on the velvet chairs.

    55555 by Talia M.

  • Kristina V.Great drinks and great atmosphere!!

    55555 by Kristina V.

  • Renaissance HotelsTry the Pig Face Poutine - a combination of sweetbreads and fries, it's the richest, and the most popular dish. Served late into the night, of course.

    55555 by Renaissance Hotels

  • tankboyDrinking upstairs? Service can be slow so order your next round when the current one arrives!

    33333 by tankboy

  • Chicago magazineTry the Mamie Taylor, which pairs Scotch with ginger beer.

    55555 by Chicago magazine

  • Tasting TableEnjoy this rotating repertoire of cocktails, and be sure to come back again for next month’s batch:

    55555 by Tasting Table

  • Tommy GordonWorst old fashioned ever. They start with bourbon then do everything else. Effing terrible.

    33333 by Tommy Gordon

  • Dan H.Rude bartenders and bad drinks

    11111 by Dan H.

  • Sol M.Great bar staff and door staff:) amazing drinks and only happy faces:)

    55555 by Sol M.

  • Hayden R.Love their aviation cocktail

    55555 by Hayden R.

  • Matt P.See this? This may look like popcorn, but it's more than that. It tastes like ITALIAN SAUSAGE... Yeah... ITALIAN SAUSAGE. Amazing. Also, the cocktails are surreal.

    55555 by Matt P.

  • Katie G.No matter what, I start my night with the Airmail and a plate of chicken and waffles.

    33333 by Katie G.

  • Jason G.DRINK the Elk's Own: Bonded Rye Whiskey, Port, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Egg White

    55555 by Jason G.

  • Bee K.They best not suck

    55555 by Bee K.

  • Derek JExcellent specialty cocktails. Racketeer and Corduroy Suit were great!

    55555 by Derek J

  • Anna J.The "Jack Rose" is a real kicker in terms of flavor and alcohol content. A definitely winner for anyone who likes brandy.

    55555 by Anna J.

  • Corbin B.Can't go wrong with the creole cocktail, deviled eggs, and chicken and waffles

    55555 by Corbin B.

  • Chicago magazineMust-try cocktail: Creole Cocktail. A seldom-seen classic (bourbon, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, Amer Picon) done exactly right.

    55555 by Chicago magazine

  • Time Out ChicagoTry the blue-cheese-and-mushroom beignets from our 100 Best list:We went for the cocktails. We came back for these meltingly rich puffs.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Meredith B.Interesting cocktails & fun atmosphere. Go upstairs to the lounge after you grab a drink at the bar downstairs.

    55555 by Meredith B.

  • Meredith B.If you're lucky enough to get Kenny as a server, treasure it. He is fantastic!

    55555 by Meredith B.

  • Ashley P.Kenny is the best server upstairs!

    55555 by Ashley P.

  • Lindsay K.When you're upstairs - ask for Kenny. He's awesome!

    55555 by Lindsay K.

  • Ellen T.Kenny is the best! He'll help you navigate through the menu and you won't regret the choices you end up w

    55555 by Ellen T.

  • AskMenA two-story mixology mecca in the heart of Lincoln Park that boasts more than 70 classic cocktails on its menu.

    55555 by AskMen

  • Kelley K.Check out the upstairs bar, its a gem

    55555 by Kelley K.

  • Lauren M.I am in love with the clover club...definitely an amazing cocktail! try it

    55555 by Lauren M.

  • Kenney M.Try the Elk's Own or the Montego Bay -- both are great.

    55555 by Kenney M.

  • ThrillistThis place features 60+ classic libations like the Ford Cocktail (London dry gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters). Drink some down & soak up the alcohol with the Pig's Face Poutine.

    55555 by Thrillist

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