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Bourbon and Craft Beer at Barrel $50 Gift Card

Item Number
128
Estimated Value
$50 USD
Sold
$50 USD to bk7280bc9
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

Use this $50 gift card at Barrel -- a bourbon and craft beer specialty house inspired by Charleston SC bars and eateries. Near 6th and Pennsylvania Ave SE.

From the Washington Post: Matt Weiss, a partner in the new venture and the owner of the Hill's Union Pub and 201 Bar, says the inspiration came from places he visited with friends in Charleston, SC. "I fell in love with what they're doing there," he explains, pointing to "inventive cocktails, bars making their own ingredients, the great food … but also the laidback nature of the places. They're very welcoming."

Despite the 16 taps of local and California craft beers, the focus is the shelves of whiskey: 50 bourbons, 20 ryes and around 20 Scotches and Tennessee whiskeys. The prices are average: You'll pay $9 for a glass of Four Roses Small Batch, $10 for the E.H. Taylor Small Batch or $12 for Noah's Mill.

Chef Garret Fleming (formerly of the Pig and Lincoln) is in the kitchen, making fried chicken with sausage gravy and biscuits, fried pork chop sandwiches topped with gruyere, large bowls of mac and cheese, and a salad of morels, ramps and chanterelles in beurre blanc. Prices are mostly in the $10-$15 range. Brunch and happy hour menus are on the way, though not finalized.

The most interesting space in the building, though, is the low-ceilinged basement bar called Elixir. The cozy hideaway sports rough wooden tables, a jumbled collection of old cupboards and sideboards and a few stray full-sized barrels. Most of the light comes from "the dispensary," a glass-doored vault of Pappy Van Winkle, Elijah Craig and the other pricey bourbons. Weiss plans to host beer dinners, pop-up dining experiences and other events down here, but if there's nothing scheduled, it will follow the same hours as upstairs. One thing to remember: There's a separate menu downstairs with fewer aged cocktails and half as many beers, just to keep you on your toes.

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Tax and gratuity not included.

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