Class and sass on the Northshore
Beast + Barrel may be Frazier Avenue’s “new kid on the block,” but owners Ryan Chilcoat, Matt Lewis and Geoff Tarr aren’t new to the restaurant business at all.
Joining The Honest Pint, The Hair of the Dog Pub, and The Terminal Brewhouse as the fourth restaurant for Chilcoat, Lewis and Tarr, Beast + Barrel offers a unique atmosphere and menu that will have customers wanting to return again and again.
Described as a “gastro smokehouse,” Beast + Barrel is sure to satisfy any meat lover. Combining traditional meat dishes such as smoked pork, smoked brisket, grilled chicken, and crab cakes, with a hint of Southern- and French-influenced culinary flare, the dishes at Beast +Barrel are different from the pub-style cuisine of the other three restaurants.
While meat is a primary ingredient in many of the dishes, Beast + Barrel offers vegetarian options like the Chickpea Burger, a house-made chickpea mix grilled with lettuce, tomato, house pickles, crumbled feta, and lemon dill dressing served on a slice of Niedlov’s challah bread, and the Market Veggie Plate, described on the menu as, “we went to the market, your server better know what we got. Test ’em.”
In addition to lunch and dinner, Beast + Barrel also serves brunch. Along with their take on favorites like Eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy, Beast + Barrel’s brunch includes dishes like Merica’ (two eggs any style, Beast bacon, house sausage, local grits or smoked potatoes, and a biscuit) and the Cannoli Style French Toast (a thick-cut slice of challah bread stuffed with fresh ricotta chocolate chip filling and topped with walnut syrup).
To complement your food, Beast + Barrel offers a large selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails. Featuring import and domestic, including a delicious chocolate stout, the beer menu is categorized by taste to help you select the best choice for your palate. Wine lovers have a large selection of white, red, sparkling, and dessert wines to order by the glass or bottle, but if they are having a tough time choosing, Beast + Barrel offers a wine sampler that allows customers to try 2-oz. samples of all six of their wines on tap.
Beast + Barrel’s cocktail menu includes several classics like the Sazerac, Old Fashioned, and Dark and Stormy, as well as seasonal ones like The Great Pumpkin Manhattan, a stirred martini made with pumpkin infused Cumberland Cask Tennessee whiskey, amaretto, Carpano Antica vermouth, aromatic bitters and a brandied cherry. For brunch, customers can choose their own juice or puree for a mimosa or bellini, or their own mix and liquor for a Bloody Mary at the Bloody Bar. For larger groups, Beast + Barrel offers brunch carafes, which serve three-to-four people.
Next time you’re in the mood for a classy night out on the town, head to at Beast + Barrel. Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to Midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Locally sourced, inventive food in a more sophisticated environment
Beast + Barrel
Gastro Smokehouse on the Northshore
16 Frazier Ave.