The Black Barrel Tavern
They just opened a few weeks ago and this was our first time there. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered a dinner salad and a hamburger with fries. The hamburger and the dinner salad were both very good. Fries were fine, not outstanding, but we did eat almost all of them. Service was very good and our water glasses were never even allowed to be only half full. We also spoke with one of the managers who wanted to make sure we were enjoying our meal. As we told him, the service and food were great, but the noise level was more than we wanted on a night out, even in the West Loop. But perhaps the 20-somethings all liked it. We will probably go back, but more likely for lunch or a less crowded and (hopefully) quieter weekday evening.
2nd time here and loved it even more. Food is amazing, great variety and everything is great.
We had been eagerly awaiting the opening of black barre
Fun new restaurant / bar! Food is really solid. Great add to west loop
Loved the apps! But our waitress was a little rude. She seemed annoyed the entire time.
Thry are in a tough spot replacing a long time neighborhood favorite, beer bistro so I give them an A for effort. Food was fine, like most bar food you come across. I had a cocktail that was decent as well. Im just not sure they hit the mark on the “upscale sports bar” they tried to create. Its nice but I wouldn’t consider it upscale. I would go back to watch games and drink. Tons of tv’s all over. I imagine on Sundays they’ll have all games on, which is nice for fantasy football and gamblers like me.
Great new spot in the West Loop. Food was very good especially the Meatball appetizer.