The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of wine, beer, and gourmet plates at The Barrel Room in North Canton. This Groupon is not valid for products in the retail shop, and a food purchase is required.
Drinkers can get their fill of fine, fermented libations at The Barrel Room, where guests meet more than 20 wines by the glass, an assortment of imported and domestic beers, and noshables that soak up the stomach's liquidy contents to make room for more. A sip of Norton malbec will excite tongues with a mildly berryish, tongue-smoothening Argentine flavor ($5), and Australia's Red Bank pinot grigio entices nostrils with floral, herbal, and pear notes ($7) while friending palates with its fruity mouthtaste. Malted options include Dogfish Head's 90-Minute IPA ($6.50) and Delirium Tremens, a Belgian pale ale that's often prescribed by non-licensed psychiatrists as a remedy for madness ($6). Three-part wine flights are available every night in red- or white-hued trios ($8–$10).
Clinical tests have shown that alcohol tends to cause perilous levels of hunger, so The Barrel Room offers its patrons plates stacked with gourmet meats, cheeses, and crackers ($11; $8 without meat). Wine and beer lists are updated periodically to tease tongues with fresh tastes. An outdoor patio provides an ideal place to meet like-tongued buddies for a snack and a couple throw-backs, and the interior's cozy environment welcomes everyone with roomy rooms sporting couches, bar stools, and tables resting solidly atop namesake wooden barrels.
- With its black leather couches, cushioned bar seats, and live music on an outdoor patio every Friday and Saturday, this place has a big city feel with small town service. – Lindsey Bailey The Suburbanite
7901 Cleveland Ave.
North Canton, Ohio 44720Get Directions