The atmosphere at Barrel is created through a mix of rustic and industrial elements: you'll find exposed brick walls next to steel beams and polished marble counters alongside rough-hewn, reclaimed wood paneling. Together, these elements create a fun, eclectic atmosphere that makes a great spot for dinner and drinks around Newseum Residences.
Of course, the tasty food and drinks help, too, and you'll find plenty of both at this Capitol Hill bar. Custom house cocktails include concoctions like the fruity-sweet gin, lime, and blackberry cordial, as well as spiced drinks like whiskey with honey, allspice, and cloves. There's plenty beer and wine as well, so you'll find whatever you like to drink. The kitchen specializes in snack-style dishes like charcuterie boards, liver mousse with crostini, and street tacos, as well as house-made pasta topped with slow-simmered sauces if you're craving something heartier for dinner out on the town.