New Hours Starting April 14: Tues. - Sat. 3 PM - 9 PM Sun. and Mon. - Closed

Barrels... Experience Wine! Wine Bar in Mercer Island

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 $6.00 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

May is Oregon Wine Month. We will be hosting Oregon Wineries on Fridays in May. from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join us for a tasting of terrific wines at great prices when representatives from Oregon wineries will tasting their Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, and other great Oregon grapes that will be available to purchase at the wine bar.  Tasting cost $5.00 and refundable on a purchase of a bottle from the winery

Planning a Party


Do you have a wedding in the near future?  A big party? Holiday festival?

We can help you find  the right wine for your party and save you money on purchasing cases of wine.  

Book a Party at Barrels. Sundays are now available for private parties.


Need a bigger space for your office party, but still want a cozy atmosphere?  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 May and June is Bryan Friel. His art will be for sale and available at Barrels Starting May 2. Come in and discover Bryan's world at Barrels.  He will be here on Thursday, May 2.  Stop by and meet him.  We will have a reception for him on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Happy Hour


Tuesday - Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 and beyond 6:00 pm with our 6 wines for $6 each.  Great deals on wine, beer, and small bites.  

Winery Visits


Occasionally we get a visit from terrific wineries and winemakers who come by to taste their wines with us.  There were a number of Desperate Housewives, Portlandians, and those searching for Sex in the City (fans) who would have liked to have  been tasting with "pursued by bear."  Thanks Kyle!



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!  Extra great deals from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m and beyond...

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