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The Barrel Room

$$ - $$$, Spanish
5330 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-2812
+1 510-655-1700
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5330 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-2812
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Each happy hour offers a good-value ($6 glass) of either red or white from the region of the day. Always good. A nice selection of snacks to purchase too - we went for the baked brie (yes - how old school!) and it came with...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Barrel Room. We were there when they had wines from Italy to explore. We each got a different flight of three generous glasses each - enough that we could sample each other's flight. We also...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were wandering down College Ave. one Saturday and saw The Barrel Room and the Happy Hour sign. I am all for a good Happy Hour and it was early so we we wandered in. We were the only ones there and Mary at the...More

Thank WaywardWander9
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The space is well appointed, the staff is gracious and helpful, the wine selection is definitely off the beaten path, the food blends with the wine beautifully. A lovely spot to kick back and relax in an atmosphere that is simply perfect. Definitely a unique...More

Thank ebk16
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant and has a/c, which is so welcome at +100 degrees. Selection of E European wines which we've never had before. Great friendly service and comfy atmosphere

1  Thank Idahotraveler88
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The wine and food prices are typical higher-end pricing, but if you go for happy hour (3-6 Thursday thru Sunday) you can enjoy an excellent pour of very good wine for $6 each. The house white wine is dry, crisp and full of flavor. They...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place was sort of ho-hum when we went. They were open, but with only one staff member unpacking a giant load of boxes in the front of the restaurant, it was not a great atmosphere. The service was VERY KNOWLEDGABLE about the wine and...More

Thank alison n
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here after a full day of travel. A small, well run wine bar. My husband was much hungrier than I was so he was disappointed in the menu. But we managed to enjoy several wine flights and small plates and...More

Thank meega
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have visited The Barrel Room in Oakland, 3 times, traveling from the Sacramento area. Its one of our "must stop" places when we are in the area, and we often bring friends. We enjoy trying new wines, flights, and enjoying some small plates (Bruschetta!)...More

Thank OutOfMyElement
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is what a great wine be should be. Fun wines, educational. Wines I probably haven't experienced and probably would never see elsewhere except their place of origin. Changing wine list! Great tapas -- not just cheese and crackers.

Thank William F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5330 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-2812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-655-1700
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