Beckett's Burger Bar Expands with The Barrel Room

Posted by Tristen Phipps on 22nd Sep 2022

Beckett's Burger Bar Expands with The Barrel Room


When we hear Beckett’s, we think burgers. For over 15 years, Beckett’s Burger Bar has been BG’s go-to for students, alumni, family visitors, and more. While Beckett’s will always be synonymous with a burger in Bowling Green, they’ve just whetted our appetite for another delectable that begins with the letter “B."

With its debut in late May 2022, The Barrel Room at Beckett's introduced an elevated bar menu, barrel bites, and, most importantly, over 100 bourbons to choose from. The Barrel Room Bites menu changes the Beckett's food game. While Beckett’s remains the go-to burger bar, The Barrel Room offers dishes that pair well with the unique craft cocktail menu and vast bourbon list. Choose from items like chicken satay, mussels, or tuna nachos … and wrap it all up with your choice of Kentucky bourbon crème brûlée, bourbon pecan pie, or fried cheesecake.

Reaching far more than bourbon lovers, The Barrel Room features a craft cocktail list that offers a Bowling Green twist on a lineup of classic cocktails. From bourbon cocktails to the Bee's Knees (a beloved gin concoction) to a Dark and Stormy (a rum favorite), there are no shortage of choices to quench your thirst. One of our favorites is the “Ohio Is for Lovers,” a sweet combination of Heart of Glass strawberry vodka, lemonade, fresh strawberries, rhubarb bitters, and mint. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may be interested in trying the “Ghost Melon Rita.”

With the largest collection of bourbon in Bowling Green, the Barrel Room offers classics like Maker’s Mark, Eagle Rare, and Basil Hayden in an ideal environment to sit and sip for an evening. Warm and cozy delicately collides with industrial and refined in The Barrel Room, adorned with glowing Edison lamps, black and white tile, natural hardwood, crown-molded ceilings, and barrel heads hung neatly against the black brick wall. The Barrel Room at Beckett’s holds the potential to become a spot beloved by bourbon connoisseurs and the casual cocktail drinker alike.

Nestled in the south end of Beckett’s Burger Bar, The Barrel Room fosters a space for connection over a glass of bourbon after a hearty burger from Beckett’s, or it can provide its own experience of shared plates, delectable desserts, and refreshing craft cocktails. Be sure to check it out next time you're in town!