Our History

THE BARREL HOUSE is a family owned and operated Venue, Brewery and Restaurant. We also offer overnight accommodations in our AIRBNB on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The Barrel House is steeped in rich tradition and has been part of the Chambersburg landscape for over a century. We aim to carry on the tradition of serving the community and celebrating every occasion with good food, good beer and spirits and laughter.

Constructed in the early 1900’s, between 1904 and 1916, by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, The Barrel House was part of the railroad system in Chambersburg, PA and is directly adjacent to the conductors home. It became a storage facility for Home Services Grocers Association in 1933 (pictured above, label “GRO. WARE HO.”).  In 1944 the building was sold to T. A. Zullinger – a beverage and goods distributor and became the first reported beer distributor in Chambersburg after prohibition.  The building would sell Chambersburg peaches and apples.  In 1966, Zullinger officially became an incorporated Beer Distributor by Pennsylvania and its members were, T.A. Zullinger, Charles A. Peters and Louise Z. Kolb.  Bill Kolb, pictured below, was the grandson of Louise and helped in additional storage construction of our beautiful back patio.   It then became Chambersburg Distribution, INC.   In 2005, the building was purchased by the visionaries, Barb and Lawrence Lahr and over the years was beautifully restored into an incredible New York Style 3 story loft.  The building officially became The Barrel House in 2015, when our current owners purchased the building and were inspired by the barrel production history as seen below.  The Barrel House has grown from an AIRBNB to a full service Venue, Brewery and Restaurant.  We welcome you and invite you to “Celebrate with Us”

The first floor is the perfect space to entertain all of your guests.

Our full-service kitchen is complimented by a spacious dining area with room to spare for entertainment and lounging.

In addition, we have two outdoor options including an upper terrace with great views of downtown Chambersburg and the lower patio, which offers a great place to hang out and connect.

The 2nd and 3rd floor offers luxurious overnight accommodations for up to 8 people.

Host your Bridal party or out of town guests in luxury and relax in the expansive 2nd and 3rd floor lofts.

The Barrel House offers complete customization and personalization for your event.

Allow our staff to assist in planning and preparation for your event.

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