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Closed (5:00pm - 12:00am)
Minimum Age:
1:00pm - 12:00am
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c0nservat1ve wrote a review about The Barrel in Franklin, KY

40% rake on daily tourneys for non-members

Just played Monday $60 (which turned into $100) after $10 daily membership, $10 dealer appreciation add-on, and extra $20 "seat fee".

Play is a bit slow at 15-20 hands per hour with "ok" dealers. They are very friendly though.

Chips quality is excellent and management is great. Tables are average and you have to stack two metal chairs with cushion seats together to sit at table level.

Competition is very soft if you want to be successful, here's your chance. However, I did horribly so what do I know.

There are no promotions or comps and they recharge you the $20 seat fee if you want to rebuy. I paid $40 for the same seat :(.

Free sodas. Management is great, probably their best feature.

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  • Hi c0nservat1ve, thank you for the review. We want to apologize for taking so long to respond - we only recently gained access to making responses to reviews.

    We appreciate this review a lot because it covers a lot of things that we have been working on, and feel that we’ve improved substantially. For example, the tournament fees: initially when we brought tournaments in, we didn’t have a dealer add-on. When we added one in, it set some of the tournament balance out of whack in terms of the fee vs prize pool ratio.

    Specifically for the Monday weekly tournament you reference, we increased the prize pool portion of the buy-in to $80 in order to improve the fee ratio, and also decreased the add on to $5. We’re always looking to update our approach, and as soon as we added the original $10 dealer add on we realized we needed a change. I’m sorry it took us a while to implement!

    In the month or so since your review, we have improved our dealer training as well as brought on more experienced dealers as well.

    Your review also covers some things we still need to work on, namely the chairs and promotions.

    Updating our chairs is our number one priority right now, and is currently in progress. We don’t have an ETA yet, but we want to assure you that we know the chairs aren’t great and we know they need to improve ASAP.

    In terms of promotions, we actually had a couple at the time of your review, that centered around referrals (bring a friend, get free hours), and encouraging Sunday cash game play (discounted rate on Sundays only). And just this past week we added a Monday early bird special, where cash games played between 5 and 7pm only charge $1/hour for the seat rental.

    In terms of other types of promotions, what would you like to see? We’d love to hear from you. Please send any additional questions or concerns directly to

Announcements from The Barrel Social Club

Updated 06/18/2024
All NEW members will receive a FREE $20 worth of cash game time rental!

♦️ $10 daily
♦️ $25 weekly
♦️ $60 monthly
♦️ $300 annual

Seat Rental
Cash Games = $13/hour
Tournaments = varies

♦️ Mon: 6pm - 12am
♦️ Tue: CLOSED
♦️ Wed: CLOSED
♦️ Thu: 5pm - 12am
♦️ Fri: 5pm - 2am
♦️ Sat: 1pm - 2am
♦️ Sun: 1pm - 12am

6PM, $60 Turbo Thursday REVAMP
15k starting stack, 12 min blinds
Up to 3 x $20 add ons at end of reg = +10k chips each

Rotating Saturdays at 2PM

Optional $20 donation on every buy in gets extra starting chips

💥 JUNE 29 - $20 FRENZY 💥
$20 buy in with $20 x 3 add ons on break (25k chips for each $20)
15 min blinds (12 min blinds after break)

🥶 JULY 6 - $200 Summer Freezeout 🥶
$3,000 GTD prize pool
20 minute blinds
1 entry ONLY

Sundays at 2PM
Every 2nd Sunday = $250 Black Chip Bounty
Every 1st, 3rd, 4th Sunday = $160 Double Green Chip Bounty

Every Sunday in JULY, climb the ladder!
Win the week for a cash prize, trophy, and entry into next week's buy in.
(Runners up will also win cash prizes.)
JUL 7 $100
JUL 14 $200
JUL 21 $400
JUL 28 $800

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