Barrel Head not closed ! see website !

Taps: 50 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
(Visited 05/2010): The Barrelhead, which bills itself as the "Home of 50 Taps" is located on Wabash on the southwest side of Springfield. There is a small lot next to the building and other parking nearby. The interior is decked out more or less like a sports bar, with a very large collection of breweriana that is mirror-related. The bar is directly in the center and there is table seating on either side. The bar offers a view of the taps as well as the beers in coolers. Barrelhead indeed has 50 taps, and it looked like one or two may were kicked. A few notable brewers represented are Schlafly (including the Coffee Stout), New Belgium, Goose Island, Bell’s, Rogue, Boulevard, Leinenkugel and others. They have a few imports on draught such as Spaten, Kostritzer and Hoegaarden as well. The bottle list is about the same size with many of the same brewers. Service on a weekday late afternoon was decent. The bartender helped me review the beer list and was able to talk shop a bit about the beers. The food at Barrelhead is essentially pub grub, and the fried fish and fries I had was decent. Overall this is a pretty good spot to get some regional craft beers..
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
timmy300  (7) bloomington, Illinois | August 9, 2008
this local hangout is proud to feature 50 beers on tap, but seemingly could care less what those beers are. the taps are are arranged as a compact square of tiny tap handles, surrounded by a nice big bar. they small handles made it hard to make out what beers they had to offer, their beer list was a half sheet of paper offering nothing but the name of the beers they had. (no descripton or even mention of style.) they have glass door coolers on either side of the taps, but without a proper beer menu to be found i was left squinting at those as well. i enjoyed an optimator and a goose island matilda served in a frosty shaker. the food looked good (big portions), but i was on a liquid diet.

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