The Rare Barrel

$$ • Brewpubs

940 Parker St, Berkeley
(510) 984-6585


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Rare Barrel

Sours only, I didn't try any but the group i was with did not speak highly of anything they tried.- outdoor seating only , MUST buy food to sit , cannot see from the street no signage , (food while overly artsyfartsy was pretty good) , the cost for a can of beer is pathetically overpriced , (I have no motivation to return)

I came here on a Friday afternoon and it wasn't too busy. They have outside seating in their patio, and have heaters next to every table.
I got the Guava Happens to go (golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with pink guava | 7.1% | 25.4oz Crowler) and some brussels sprouts to eat at the table. The brussels sprouts were roasted with whipped feta, pimento vinaigrette, pomegranate and marcona almonds.

I love the freshness of the feta, it really complemented the flavors full review
Great, great, great covid set up. The Rare Barrel is the place where I have felt most comfortable dining out and enjoying a beverage during covid times. You can tell they take it seriously - from the hostess to the wait staff. And even better, the beers are delicious. My hubby and I like any beers with guava, and they have a very tasty one. Also their beer bites and food are very good considering that they are a brewery. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting a beer full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 4 - 8PM
Friday 4 - 8PM
Saturday 1 - 8PM
Sunday 1 - 8PM

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