BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Speakeasy is the San Luis Obispo outpost of the Paso Robles-based BarrelHouse Brewing Co.
The smallish taproom is located in a basement below Mike's Barber Shop barber shop, half a block down from the Mission. Just find the stairs on the left side of the barber chairs, and head on down. The interior is dimly lit, with old brick walls and a ceiling of old wood, pipes, and rusty cast iron beams.
There are seats for six people or so at the bar and maybe 30 at small tables and on one big sofa. A shuffleboard game table sits at one end, and along one wall there is a small cooler full of bombers and six packs for sale.
There were about 20 customers on an early Thursday evening in mid-February, and it was a bit noisy.
16 taps, all of them BarrelHouse Brewing Co. beers, and including a selection of sour and wild ales (Salvaje de Robles series) and non-sour barrel-aged beers (Reservado de Robles series).
Variable pricing for taster sets, glasses, 32oz. growlers, and 64oz. growlers.
Tasting flights consist of five 4oz. glasses.
No food, except for popcorn.
This is a not a bad place to stop when in town. The beer was good to very good, and included a fair range of styles.
1033 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Tel: (805) 296 1128
Tuesday - Wednesday: 3pm-10pm
Thursday - Friday: 3pm-Midnight