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Our Mission is simple. Source the finest products from craftspeople who share the same passion for quality and flavour, and serve them in a warm, relaxed and friendly environment. 

The philosophy of The Barrel Room has stayed strong since we opened our doors in 2018. The Barrel Room is not just a destination, but a story of discoveries and experiences as we continue to bring our customers variety, choice and flavour from New Zealand and around the world. The goal is to continually evolve, searching out the new while challenging the old in our quest for finely crafted things.

“Carolyn, the long-time wine enthusiast, and Stewart, the beer buff and single malt admirer, are the husband and wife duo who first had the idea of opening a place with something for everyone – wine, beer, spirit or food lovers. And so, the Barrel Room was born.”

Despite his strong allegiance as co-owner of Te Aro Brewing Co, a Wellington craft brewery, Stewart is happy to recommend a beer best suited to your tastes from one of our 15 independent taps. With so many taps to keep up with, you can find an up-to-date list of what we’re pouring on our beer menu or through the Untappd App.

Carolyn brings her worldly wine expertise to Tauranga’s CBD, offering over 60 wines with the Coravin Wine System that allows us to offer such a variety of wines by the glass. Carolyn’s wine selection is ever-changing, so there’s always something new and interesting to try.

from our family to yours

What we love about our people

With our world-class selection, we want to bring world-class service. The Barrel Room team, much like our fine beverages, is hand-picked to complete the warm and inviting atmosphere with people who care about your experience. Our much-loved staff are an integral piece of The Barrel Room experience.

the voices who matter


Based on 145+ reviews on Google

Caririn Dyer

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Great Food, wide range of craft beers and very friendly staff!

Jean-Paul Lassale

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Nice selection of beers, simple, tasty food, great decor and in the heart of Tauranga. Highly recommend the Razzle Dazzle pilsner.

Athol Graham

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Great selection of beer, and well priced good quality food. Service was fast and friendly.

Trina Stelton

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Very busy, could have put on more staff. Limited lunch menu but great food. Good beer selection. Helpful staff.

Jarrod Levet

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Nicely varied drinks selection, but the food has been a touch average the last few visits. Great for after work drinks, but lots of better eating options in the area.

Greig Duncan

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Good as ever. Great attention, atmosphere and Food & Drink menus.

David G

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Went on Saturday night for a meal out with the family. Had a great meal, food was awesome, drink selection perfect, service on point and attentive. Would not hesitate to go back and we will. Very cool atmosphere/setting. Thanks so much for a great meal out! Highly recommend.

Michael Brock

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Went in tonight for a small birthday party. The staff were great and really happy to help including finding the right beer. All the food was great and very well priced. Would happily recommend.