The Rare Barrel


940 Parker St, Berkeley
(510) 984-6585


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Rare Barrel

I have always been a sour snob. Sours need to be SOUR AF to get my attention. The Rare Barrel follows through on this promise. The food is good, although options are limited, but that's ok; I'm there more for the beer anyway. I also must say that they are being SUPER SAFE during COVID. They instruct you what to do as you walk in, you must have masks on when you're not eating/drinking as well as when the waiter comes over, and you order everything with a code. They also even full review
I recently spent a weekend afternoon here with friends trying Rare Barrel's unique sour beers. The safety precautions and processes they've established are A+! The menus are available through a QR code and the best way to signal that you're ready to order is to have your party put on their masks (genius!) and a server will come up.Be sure to come somewhat hungry because in order for them to operate outside, customers must order food. During my visit I tried the Avec Des Amis ( full review

Great sours, good prices, good eats (cheeseboards, grilled cheese, croquettes, etc.), ample parking, spacious seating, clean restrooms, and overall good vibes! You can't go wrong with the $10 sampler if you aren't sure what you want. I always bring home a bottle or 2. You can't go wrong here.

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

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.