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Keg & Barrel

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Keg & BarrelKeg & Barrel

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Taps: 35 / Bottles: 45
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
97
world-class

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1315 Hardy St
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39401-4902
United States
phone: (601) 582-7148

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thekegandbarrel

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Nerudamann

Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

There are a number of bars in Hattiesburg, but the Keg is certainly on its own level. The establishment was formed through the refabrication of an old home. So, whether you're sitting inside or outside on the porch/patio, you're in a very quaint and homey atmosphere. Indeed for some of us it's much like being home again.

The selection is outstanding in regard both to quantity and quality. My favorite time to visit was always in the Fall so that I could get the pumpkin seasonals that they would offer.

There are often small-ensemble performances set up at the Keg, usually formed from the local USM Music School faculty and/or students.

06-14-2010 04:40:26 | More by Nerudamann
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-20-2014 14:55:44 | More by John_Beeryman
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Ravenclaws

Mississippi

4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

If you love beer and are passing close to Hattiesburg you MUST stop and try the Keg and Barrel. It is the best beer place in Mississippi by far I have found.

The folks know beer and are always willing to let you sample a couple before you make a choice.

The food is always very good here, can't recall anything I have tried that disappointed.

Not much to complain about. If anything they are victims of their own success and the house (yes the house) fills quickly on weekend nights and is very busy.

If I want to hit them on a weekend I don't try after say 8 p.m. But for lunch or early dinner you will are missing out if you skip the K&B crew.

They use to brew beer at the location until it got so popular they moved that part of the operation which became Southern Prohibition Brewing. SPB offers tours on Fridays from 4-6, free to military. Everyone else pays $4 which includes tastings from your take home glass (about 4 ounce size).

These folks are CRAFT BEER in the area and support home brew contests etc. The local brew club holds meetings there.

Stop by, have a couple, buy a shirt, really enjoy yourself.

07-04-2014 20:57:54 | More by Ravenclaws
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Nordicouch

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-04-2014 00:06:28 | More by Nordicouch
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

06-24-2014 03:47:00 | More by CRJMellor
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Scipio

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-08-2013 16:25:43 | More by Scipio
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.9%

10-24-2013 16:57:26 | More by elkinbrown
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Jayman931

Mississippi

4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Easily the best beer bar in the state. All other beer bars aspire to be like this one.

Beautiful tap wall with over 60 taps. They constantly get new beers and rotate in seasonal beers. Dart room, Huge Deck with outside bar, Outdoor Heaters, Porch seating, Terrace for live music out back.

Things I have experienced at the Keg and Barrel at random times...
Homebrew Contest with over 70+ entries...
Chili Contest...
Live Music...(from Cedric Burnside, Richard Johnson.. to a legit Irish Band on St Pats)
Rowdy crowd during some soccer matches...
Stone Brewing/NOLA brewing conglam release party...
Outside bar on a huge 100 foot+ long deck...
Beer Club which shares beers/home brews amongs a group of people...
Bingo to win free beers...
Women who know beer....
Men who don't know beer...

But seriously...I have alot of great memories and can't wait to make more at one of the top 100 bars in the US (Beer Magazine)

Cheers! Salut! Prost !Будем здоровы! Sláinte

12-08-2012 23:59:38 | More by Jayman931
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Casedogg43

Indiana

4.95/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Keg and Barrel is one of a kind. In the State with pathetic beer laws (soon to change), K&B makes the most of it.

Set in a very old house, which make for a pretty cool atmosphere inside or outside.

Terrific pub food. From Crawfish boils, steak nights, fish tacos and all the pub food you could imagine. Fried Chicken and waffles too!

Beer selection is terrific. Not sure how many taps ( I think around 65), all hold a wide range of terrific beers. Mind that the alcohol limit is 6% max.
plenty of bottles to go along with the taps.

Staff is terrific. From behind the bar to the waitresses, they know what K&B is all about and they cater to the customers with pride and honesty. Most of them know quite a bit about beer as well.

Stop in at the right time and you may find some locals that bring in some serious tasters from around the country. The regulars that hang out at K&B are the best. Wish we could rate them on Beeradvocate. Hands down #1! All from various professions or USM students, all good people that enjoy great beer.

Can't wait to see what comes of K&B after the law jumps to 10.2%. Anxiously awaiting.

05-12-2012 20:32:18 | More by Casedogg43
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Hang a left off highway 49 south on Hardy Street going south and go about 13 blocks. You might miss the house with the sign in front and Golden Eagle placards in the front yard.

Yep, it's a house, an old one at that. Completely threw me until I walked in. Then I knew I was at "home."

The Keg and Barrel is a beer lover's living room. As far as what's available in Mississippi, they probably have it on tap. The secret is to ask what they DON'T have on the beer menu. You might find some great surprises. The staff is always happy to give you samples, especially their own brew. Had a real smooth oatmeal stout.

K&B reminds me of a British pub. Sure, it's a house, but the set up is perfect. Room by room, there are quaint table settings, even a dart room. The bar area is perfect with a mighty tap area ripe for sipping.

Food is reasonably priced and tasty, too. They even have breakfast AM and PM.

We sat on the front porch as the sun set and enjoyed the Halloween lights over our pints.

K&B really takes pride in their beer. Walk through the house and view all the cool "conquests" of bottles from around the world.

A visit to Golden Eagle land isn't complete without a taste of Keg and Barrel. Check out their website for weekly happenings.

10-25-2011 14:14:12 | More by brewskifan55
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Keg & Barrel in Hattiesburg, MS
97 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.