The Rare Barrel

Row 1

940 Parker Street (9th Street)
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 984-6585
$ $
Thu–Fri: 4:00 PM–10:00 PM Sat: 1:00 PM–10:00 PM Sun: 1:00 PM–8:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Sour beers get their characteristic twang from a secondary bacterial fermentation. Think beer mixed with kombucha.
  • Park your bike against the barrels of aging beer
  • Specializes in just sour beers. It's amazing.
  • Great if you like sour beer. If you don't, then you should try it anyway.
  • Great if you like sour beer. They have wine and a couple outsider beers for those who don't.
  • If you're not a sour beer fan, then stay away. Amazing sours! Unfortunately, no samplers. If you go in a group, split tall glasses and share them. Too many sours will upset your stomach.
  • Consigliere is my new favorite beer.
  • Impressive sour and funky beers in a sleek, modern tasting room.
  • I must say I enjoy sour beer more than regular beer, thanks to the Rare Barrel!
  • Sours are out of control good. The atmosphere is great too - think of drinking in an industrial warehouse in a hipster's idea of a secret clubhouse. Mustaches abound.
  • Rare Barrel's Sourtooth Tiger has the best nose i've ever smelled on a beer, and everything I tasted here was fantastic.
  • The Ensorcelled is very balanced and not too tart; a glass won over a friend who does not like sour beers! One of my favorites from the night.
  • Grab a vintage bottle and enjoy the great music
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Hot cocoa sour - special only for the holidays!
  • So many sours to try! Recommend the grilled cheese too.
  • grilled cheese is surprisingly good!
  • Beeeeeeeeeeeer
  • Try the gifted branch and shades of cool- refreshingly tart without going overboard on the sour
  • This is the Mecca of sour beers. Don't miss out.