Barrel 21 Distillery and Dining

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See our Menus at barrel21distillery.com/menu. Barrel 21 is a unique Distillery & Dining experience, with locally-sourced cuisine and a creative list of craft cocktails made with our distilled spirits. Our sister restaurant, Otto's Pub and Brewery, provides a full craft beer selection. Enjoy Barrel 21 for dinner, lunch, or Sunday Brunch! See our hours, specials, live entertainment and more at barrel21distillery.com.

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Best Happies in State College!

1/2 Price Select B21 Cocktails & Otto's Drafts

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 6, 2019

Ends: February 7, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM
Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
Sat 2:00PM-4:00PM

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and food and drinks were outstanding!

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AK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and took a seat at the bar. Conversations with bartenders were great. They educated us on their drinks as well as their house made spirits. Watched them make a “smoked” drink and then tasted the end product. Wow. Our meals were very good. We ordered several apps versus meals-not disappointed at all. Staff were attentive but left us be in between checking on us.

Our only complaint is that they began sweeping a section of the dining room in order to move some tables. Kind of yucky seeing what had been left on the floor from the past cleaning.

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H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was EXTREMELY slow. We waited over an hour for our meals. We were there at 7pm, and when we ordered, many entrees on the menu were already sold out. I tried to get the seafood of the day, but since it was sold out I picked the grilled vegetable salad. What a waste! It was pretty much a bag of mixed greens with a few pieces of grilled vegetables on top. Ridiculous for $20.

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DW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ken Volz was great!! Needs baffles to control noise level

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L
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious osso bucco. The barrel old fashioned is a winner, too! And the duck wings.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy Barrel’s happy hour and recently tried their brunch for the first time and was so happy with it. Everyone was so pleasant. The food and drinks were delicious!

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AO
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent, good service. Seems expensive given central PA. VERY loud.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu on open table is not the same as what is in the restaurant. It was disappointing to not be able to get what was on the open table menu.

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k
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu is great but the food took a long time to be served >30 minutes and was lukewarm when it arrived

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menus, service and follow-up. Nicely designed dining areas and restrooms.

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C
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Odd menu items seems out of place in a college town.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My wife and I met with two other couples for dinner. The happy hour is the best around and the drinks superb. We had parmesan fries which were very good. My wife and I ordered OLD FASHIONED MARINATED TERES MAJOR dinner menu item. She had medium rare/I ordered medium. Both were very fatty and my wife disliked the sauce. I thought the sauce was fine, but the meat was too chewy. The dessert (Mascarpone Cheesecake) we had was absolutely delicious.
The ambiance is wonderful with a very upscale but relaxed feel. Well done. Our server did well.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Barrel 21, will certainly return. Food was excellent and service also great.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect variety of food for brunch- not too few options but not overwhelming. Food was delicious. The Nutella French toast and the grits were excellent. The wait staff was super friendly and accommodating.

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TA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Christmas with family

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and charming atmosphere

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SY
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brad, our waiter was wonderful, giving us some great recommendations that did not disappointment! Food was amazing!!!

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l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing experience. Newer menu lacking in variety and more affordable options. All 3 of our dinners were either over or under cooked and service was mediocre at best. This used to be my go-to restaurant in state college, but no more.

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JF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patron. Food and service excellent. Will definitely return.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local ingredients and fantastic new chef! Our dinner was amazing from start to finish.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Barrel 21 has new chef and two new menus. Appetizers and Meals are creative and tasty.

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m
Orlando
73 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate in the bar area, but it is on the loud side at the dining tables too. Nice menu, not extensive but something for meat eaters and non! My husband had a pork dish that he said was delicious. I had a salad special and it was very good. We started with the cheese board. That with a cup of soup could have been called dinner, generous portions. We will be back.

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J
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seated promptly, excellent food and service. Entrees could have been a little warmer.
Enjoyed our experience. We will be back

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BR
Pittsburgh
135 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tuesday burger night, coupled with happy hour prior!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is on the pricier side but well worth it, with high quality food that changes weekly, carving station, and omelette bar, which you customize on a card that your waiter/waitress picks up and delivers. Unlimited OJ fountain is a huge plus too. MUST TRY for regular Brunchers.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My waiter Kyle was fantastic. The brunch setup was great. Everything we ate was great.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner.. we came with our family and everyone enjoyed. We will definitely be coming back.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent cocktails

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JF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Birthday brunch

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the filets with the family and a couple of the craft beers. Very good, second time there and we love it.

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SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tried this for Sunday brunch which was OK. We hope to try again for the dinner menu next time.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Service a little slow, but we didn’t mind it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Family weekend at penn state

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing cocktails. Modern menu and setting. Food a little too rich for our tastes.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Cajun Shrimp on our last visit and the Vegan Empanadas the time before. Both were Awesome! Good service, great food, excellent beers and interesting cocktails. Nice!

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AH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommended Sunday brunch. Food was absolutely amazing!!! Bloody Mary bar was a fun twist. Did not disappoint.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great vibe and ambiance, still hopping for dinner reservations at 9 pm with live entertainment. Smaller menu but delicious.

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LJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere! Food delicious!! Recommended! Live music was awesome too!

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HL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great new find in State College after years of dining at Spats which closed this year. The hostess is the best in town.

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CS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. Limited menu but enjoyed everything. Loved their drinks. Try their own vodka and gin. Good flavor. Would go back

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