Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale
454 Hazelwood Ave Waynesville, NC28786
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tue - Thurs 5pm - 8pm | Fr-Sa: 5pm - 9pm
Reservations: (828) 452-9191

After almost 10 years of serving my hometown community and its tourists, the BBBA is permanently closing its doors.
I cannot express the gratitude that I have for all of the amazing people that have supported my restaurant, both guests and employees. The memories that have been made within these walls are ones that will live forever. It will never be the same in this space. The BB is an establishment that will not be replicated in its vibe and genuine southern hospitality.

To each and every one of you that have supported us, I say thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It has been a stellar run, my labor of love. I would not change a thing. I love my business, and I love y’all! I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such a special place in Haywood County for so long. It breaks my heart to have to let it go, but rest assured this isn’t the end! It is simply one door closing so that a new one can swing wide open.

God Bless,

Forever proud owner of the

About Us

The Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale is located in the Hazelwood area of the beautiful town of Waynesville, NC. We specialize in hand-cut, all natural steaks from local farms, incredible burgers, and other classic american comfort foods that are made using only the finest local and sustainable ingredients available.  We also feature a great selection of microbrews and ales from local artisan brewers, and of course an extensive selection of small batch bourbons and whiskey.

The Barrel is a friendly and casual neighborhood dining experience where our guests can enjoy a great meal without breaking the bank.

We are are truly excited to become a part of the Waynesville community.

About The Owner: Ashely Owens

Ashley Owens is a native of Haywood County, and a graduate of Western Carolina’s Hospitality Management program. She’s been involved in the opening of several restaurants, including the extremely successful MIEL in Nashville, TN. Ashley has had the opportunity to live in Jackson Hole, WY. managing at Snow King Resort and The Rusty Parrot. Her travels have made her appreciate these mountains that were once taken for granted growing up. She is super excited to be a part of the Bourbon Barrel, and feels very blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the continued growth in the community in which she grew up and adores.


Margarita Monday / $6 margs
Tini Tuesday / $6 martinis
Wine Down Wednesday / Half Price Bottle Wines includes bottles 60 or less, excluding house wines.
Throwdown Thursday / discounted bottled beers.

Voted Best Dinner!

Mountaineer Readers Choice Award 2013

Mountaineer Readers Choice Award 2014

Voted Best Waitstaff!

Mountaineer Readers Choice Award 2013

Voted Best Steak!

Mountaineer Readers Choice Award 2014

Multiple Award Winner Melange Of The Mountains 2012

1st place SEAFOOD

1st place MEAT

1st place SALAD

2nd place DESSERT