Regular hours in 2020 Tues. - Sat. 3:00 - 9:00.

About Us

Meet the owners Tina and Joe Kennedy


Tina grew up on Mercer Island, graduated from Mercer Island High School, and then from WSU in 1982.  She met Joe, another Coug, in their senior year. Two years later in 1983, they tied the knot. They explored the wineries of Washington, Oregon, and California during the mid 1980s when there were fewer than fifty wineries in Washington, less in Oregon, and California was well ahead of both.  They worked part-time at seven Washington  wineries from 1985 - 1993. In 1988, they decided they would open a wine bar.  In 2018, they did it. Thirty seven  years of exploring wines from all over the world has led to the opening of "barrels...experience wine!"  Come on in and pop a cork!

Wine Flights


Daily wine flights that range from $10.00 to $20.00.  Experience similar wines from different regions of the world or experience  different wines from the same region.  The flights vary by the week and season!  You won't have to go to the Barossa Valley, Bordeaux,  Napa Valley, Rioja, Tuscany,  or Walla Walla.   Save on plane tickets and hotels.  Stop by barrels... experience wine! We have great local favorites and classics from around the world.


Being part of a great community like Mercer Island means commitment to programs that make a difference in the community.  We believe that MIYFS makes a huge difference in islander lives.  Please support them by registering for the  fundraising breakfast at

Planning a Party


Do you have a birthday or anniversary in the near future?  A big party? Holiday festival?

Barrels is a great place to have a semi private or private party.  Call us and see how we can help you have a great experience.  .  

Book a Pop-Up at Barrels.


Need space for a pop up for your business.  We have Glassybaby Pop Ups at least twice a year and have hosted numerous others for local businesses.  Contact us at 206-268-0588 to find out what we can do for you.  

Art and Wine at Barrels


Our artist for the months of January and February is Jen Chambers.  Her first show at Barrels was very successful.  Her new pieces are colorful and calming, and could easily find a place somewhere in your home.  Drop by to see her work or find out more by coming into Barrels for the artist  reception (date to be determined) or check out her website at


Happy Hour


Tuesday - Saturday all day long with our 6 wines for $6 each.  Great deals on wine, beer, and small bites.  

Visits from Vintners!

Chris Figgins and Chris Gorman just happened to stop by at the same time. Tina is always here.

Usually every Friday we have a special tasting from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Often times winemakers from local wineries will stop by to pour their wines.  Sometimes it's a winery representative.  Either way, if you show up it's a great way to learn about their wines from the person who made them.   Then, sometimes, a wine maker or two will stop by to say hi, drop off a bottle, or just enjoy a glass of wine.  Pictured above are Chris Figgins, Chris Gorman, and Tina.  Both just happened to stop by Barrels at the same time.  



Contact Us

Address, Phone Number, Hours, and Map

barrels... experience wine!

7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107, Mercer Island, Washington 98040, United States

(206) 268-0588


Tuesday - Saturday: 3 pm - 9 pm

Sunday: Open for Private Parties Only (please email or call 206 - 268 - 0588 for information)

Monday: Closed

Happy Hour - Every hour!  Every day we're open! 

Monday - Closed.  We're still having happy hour, but we are at home!  We hope you are having happy hours as well.  

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barrels... experience wine!

7605 SE 27th Street Mercer Island, Washington 98040, United States

(206) 268-0588