34 E Main St, Champaign
Pre-COVID, this bar had incredible Old Fashioneds and a friendly bar staff. Now, I'm afraid, they have neither.I understand that top-tier staff are difficult to find right now, but the curtness and even hostility from some workers at Barrelhouse has turned me off from the bar. And whereas the Old Fashioned seemed once to have come with a whiskey float on top, it now tastes like cheap cinnamon, a mere step up from Fireball in fact.
Good beers flowing, plenty of downtown entertainment and good wait staff
The staff is awesome and the drink selection is great.
Apricey and crowded, but good
Love this place! Great vibe and decor indoors and a great rooftop patio too.
This is my favorite bar in the CU area, the drinks are a little on the pricey side but honestly is so worth it. The bar tenders are great, the place is beautiful, and it's always a great vibe, love the outdoor eating for the summer as well! They let you bring in food from other places since they don't serve any and that is always nice
Great place and atmosphere! Drinks are always so well made and staff is so friendly!
Some of the worst customer service experiences from any bar in Champaign. I am a regular and had an issue with the drink I ordered. I believe the taps were labeled incorrectly? It certainly was not what was stated on the menu. The bartender (young, I've not encountered him before, first name on the bill started with 'E' last with 'W') tasted it and said it tasted strange, but he hadn't had it in awhile. He had another co-worker take a single sip and declare that it was fine and that I could not switch for something else. I had literally taken about 3 sips from my drink. The bartender then started to explain what an IPA was to me... which felt very condescending. I've literally had hundreds of IPAs in my life. I know what they are supposed to taste like. I decided to leave and request the cheque. He hands it to me and I see that there are two extra drinks on it that I did not pay for. This is corrected. I check my bank statement and there are literally 3 different charges on it. The first two were redacted but what's the deal?Whoever is hiring these new bartenders needs to properly train them in how to provide proper customer service. It really sucks because this was one of my go to establishments with friends. I will not be back.
I love the rooftop area. The drinks were great and priced well. We had great service the entire time.
Coming from a business owner. I just wanted to say i had an awesome night at barrelhouse with some friends! staff and security were super nice and hilarious. Our server Mrs.. 777 (They only go by numbers..no names) was awesome! she was very prompt on making sure we were taken care of and super humble! Even had good taste in beer recommendations... hefeweizen is fire.
great service and very friendly
Great atmosphere best of downtown hands down and good slots
This place denied service to my boyfriend and his friend and left them standing in the rain. They let in the man before them, who happened to be of the same race as the other staff and customers in the bar, then just left them standing there in the rain. Then, they let in the man who came after them (but waited till the drove off). They came back just to see if the man who came after them (who also happened to be of the same race as everyone else) had been let in. And he had! Smh they are racist!
34 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820