quarterly changing, regionally focused wine, cocktail and cuisine menus

intimate wine bar with eclectic, international selection

monthly wine club, educational events & retail shop

 late night speakeasy lounge


current focus: spain and portugal!





Established 2011

The Barrel Room features a quarterly changing, regionally-focused menu offering 50+ wines by the flight and glass in two San Francisco Bay Area locations. 

The Barrel Room started as a small wine bar in the Tenderloin with a distinct vision and passion for wine culture in the San Francisco Bay Area - unpretentious enjoyment of high end, small production wines. We continue to bring that energy to our current locations.

We offer small production wines on our menus and for retail from all over the world chosen by our owner-sommeliers for quality, interest and rarity. We specialize in flights and comparisons that give our guests the opportunity to explore the world of wine in a relaxing and comfortable environment. There is something for everyone, from the wine novice to the die-hard oenophile.

The spirits drinker will be delighted too! At our San Francisco location, our restaurant's cocktail and spirits program works in tandem with the regional focus, bringing you unique craft cocktails and spirits flights every quarter alongside a year-round prohibition era cocktail program in our speakeasy lounge.

Executive Chef Manuel Hewitt masterfully creates food to pair, displaying traditional cuisine from the region of focus, sourcing seasonably and locally from high-end purveyors such as Greenleaf and Niman Ranch.

Our team loves to answer any and all questions and have even been known to make custom pairing dinners from the current offerings upon request. We love to learn and enjoy – come in for a visit you won’t forget!




415 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


M-F    Lunch 11am-2:30pm

M-F    Happy Hour 3pm-5pm

M-Sa  Dinner 5pm-10:30pm

M-F    Lounge 4pm-Late

Sat      Lounge 5pm-Late

SF wine bar & RETAIL SHOP

415 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


M-F   12pm-11pm

Sat      5pm-11pm


5330 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618


T-F 3pm-Late

Sat & Sun 12pm-Late

HAPPY HOUR! Tues - Fri 3-6pm

Tuesday - Bottle Night! Retail pricing, no corkage.

Wednesday - Flights & Bites! Pair our housemade charcuterie with flights.

Thursday - Tasting Night, join us for our winemaker tastings!

Sat & Sun - Happy Hour Specials + featured wines! 12pm-5pm.


San Francisco reservations


For dinner in the restaurant, please make a reservation using Yelp by clicking on the button below or call us at 415.956.6900. 

Please note the speakeasy is first come, first serve.

For parties of 13 or more, please use our request form available here.


Oakland reservations


Call us at 510.655.1700 or email us at reservations@barrelroomsf.com for reservations and private event requests.  


press room

press kit

Wine & Spirits Magazine "Sarah Trubnick of SF’s The Barrel Room on selling East Coast wines on the West Coast" March 2016

Oakland Magazine Featuring The Barrel Room Rockridge March 2016

Gayot "2016 Top 10 Wine Bars in San Francisco/Bay Area" February 2016

Thrillist "The Best Wine Bars in San Francisco" February 2016

Liquid Bread "The Barrel Room rolls out extensive beer selection at Financial District Bar" October 2015

Thrillist "15 Secret SF Bars and How to Get Into Them" August 2015

Forbes Travel Guide "5 New San Francisco Restaurants That Should Be On Your Radar" August 2015

Wander Magazine "The Barrel Room in FiDi offers a rotating menu, happy hour specials, great cocktails + a super secret speakeasy" July 2015

Zagat "Top 10 New Summer Cocktails in The Bay Area" July 2015

Focus Snap Eat "A Review of Food and Wine at The Barrel Room San Francisco" June 2015

Art and Entertain Me "Wine Education Tableside At The Barrel Room" June 2015

J. S. Fashionista "The Barrel Room San Francisco Fabulous New Downtown Wine Lovers Gem With Delicious Food" June 2015

East Bay Express "Wine and Dine" February 2015

Wine & Spirits interview towards April 2015 Annual Restaurant Poll Feature "Sarah Trubnick of The Barrel Room on Flights and Subterfuge" January 2015 

Wine & Spirits "Dining Out Review: New and Notable, 2014, Oakland, California" October 2014

Oakland Local "The Barrel Room Rolls Out in Oakland" January 2014

Berkeleyside "The Barrel Room: A Novel Approach to Dining Out" April 2014

SF Examiner "Learn from Sommeliers At The Barrel Room" December 2013