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Barrel and Blues

17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 79 978 4872
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (4 reviews)
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service wasn't too quick, but then the steak was good, but due to smokers all over our overall experience wasn't too good, not for a family with kids

Thank ezAviv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a night in Swellendam for business. At first I was a bit uncomfortable because I was alone in a new town, but as soon as I walked into Barrel and Blues I felt at home right away. The staff gave me a warm...More

Thank Venture819049
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Had the best pizza in the country today. Service was excellent and vibe was welcoming and warm. Music was nice and old school rock. Enjoyed every minute. Must visit for anyone

Thank DoniaP14
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It was our first time at Barrel and Blues, and enjoyed everything about it. The service was great, Jerry is the best manager I have seen in a long time. The food was amazing as well, had the burger, friend had the steak and the...More

Thank Sanet E
Reviewed 4 July 2018

After finding Barrel & Blues online, we decided to try it out on our first night in Swellendam. For split second we felt like we were in the wrong place, but within minutes were made to feel right at home. The locals love it -...More

Thank MeghanW357
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My Girlfriend and I were in swellendam for a getaway, we had read about barrel and blues and we were made to feel right at home. Gerry and the rest of his staff are super friendly and the pizza is amazing. We will definitely be...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to the “Barrel and Blues” which more than lived up to its reputation in every aspect. Great food, friendly staff and tremendous ambience made for a fantastic day, which lead into the night. In particular, host “Gerry” is commended on his interaction...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Had a good meal in the Pub with lots of cold Beer and good music. The staff are very friendly and could not do enough to please us. I will be back when in the area again.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We contacted the owner Jerry prior to arrival and he said it was the best pub in Swellerdam and he was spot on!! The food was brilliant and the outside wood burners were just what we needed, for the time of year! It was good...More

Thank R1375DCrobertf
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were staying in swellendam and wanted somewhere to have a drink and a light meal. This place is awesome. The pizza is absolutely to die for, the staff are great and we even met the owner who is a really nice...More

Thank ChelseaFenwick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 79 978 4872
Barrel and Blues is a Roadhouse / Steakhouse Grill Bar and Pub, which serves delicious food all day. It appeals to all ages, and has a warm friendly atmosphere at the same time as being a chilled environment. Live Bluesy music most weekends. Hugely popular with locals who will make all visitors feel part of the crowd.
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