quarterly changing, regionally focused wine, cocktail and cuisine menus

intimate tasting bar with eclectic, international selection

monthly wine club, educational events & retail shop

 late night speakeasy lounge



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.

We 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 quality 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 cocktail and spirits program works in tandem with the focus, bringing you regionally inspired craft cocktails and spirits flights as well as a separate 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-5:30pm

M-Sa Dinner 5pm-10:30pm

M-Sa Lounge 5:30pm-Late

SF tasting bar & RETAIL SHOP

415 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


M-F   12pm-11pm

Sa      5:30pm-11pm


5330 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618


Everyday 3pm-Late, Dinner starts at 5:30pm

Everyday Happy Hour 3-5:30pm

Tuesday is Bottle Night! All night long. Save $30 corkage on bottles from our retail shelf!

Monday Flights and Bites Series See "upcoming events" for more details!

San Francisco reservations


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

Please note the tasting bar and speakeasy are first come, first serve.

For parties of 13 or more, please use the large party request form at the bottom of this page.

Oakland reservations


For dinner, please make a reservation using open table by clicking on the button below or call us at 510.655.1700.  

Please note the bar always and the tables from 3pm-5:30pm are first come, first serve.

For parties of 6 or more, please the large party request form at the bottom of the page


Large parties and events booking

The Barrel Room accommodates large parties and private events. Please use the request form below for inquiries.

sf restaurant sit-down parties up to 65, standing up to 150.

sf tasting bar sit-down parties up to 30, standing/seated up to 40.

sf speakeasy lounge standing/seated up to 55.

sf tasting bar & lounge together standing/seated up to 100..

oakland restaurant & wine bar sit-down parties up to 24, standing/seated up to 50.