Poker Tables:
7 Tables
Closed (12:00pm - 2:00am)
Minimum Age:
12:00pm - 12:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
PortlandAce wrote a review about The Barrel in Franklin, KY

So many 5 star reviews here are misleading...

I've traveled up several times now expecting full cash tables to be running and have been frequently disappointed to find a only single shorthanded table. I went up another time for the big Thursday night tournament and there were only 12 players entered. Management still expected the $10 seat fee on top of the tournament entry even when $25 already goes to the house..? A $10 daily fee is ridiculous when cash games only run for a few hours and there is already a $13 hourly fee, no matter if you're playing $1/3 or $2/5. Other oddities are that there is no food on site so make sure to eat ahead of time or bring a meal. The AT&T cell service is non existent inside the building (luckily they do have free wifi for iPhone messaging...but no texting to non iPhone users while you are there.)

When I did play, I will say the dealers we're competent and friendly. The building and space is great and full of potential but there literally nothing to do while you wait and no guarantee that a game will start at all if you do wait...Especially if you can only draw 12 players for a tournament. Some couches with a TV to watch games or something would be something positive. There's just no traffic of people due to the location and it not being a casino poker room.

All of the five chip (star) reviews must be friends of the owners...a bit misleading. There is potential here, but currently it is just potential. Keep that in mind before you make the trip.

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  • Hi PortlandAce, thanks for trying us out! I’m sorry that you had a poor experience. Unfortunately, we do not control who comes in to play on specific days; it sounds like you caught us on a slower night. The two Thursday tournaments after your review had 24 and 38 entries.

    As we are a members-only club, everyone must have an active membership in order to participate in any club activities, including tournaments. We offer daily membership at $10, monthly membership for $75, and annual membership at $300. I am sorry that you did not have a chance to talk to us about the fees while you were here. If you have any questions or want to discuss further, please email us at or call us at (270)-776-9600.

    We are also working on bringing more amenities to the club, such as meal service and a lounge area. We strive to provide a great member experience, and as a new, small business it will take us some time to get fully installed for members to enjoy.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do not control or censor reviews that we receive on any platform because we want to hear feedback from our members. Please reach out to us so we can discuss your concerns and ideas for improvement in more depth. We hope you will come back to see the changes we are implementing to improve the experience!

Announcements from The Barrel Social Club

Updated 04/11/2024
All NEW members will receive a FREE $20 worth of cash game time rental!

Introducing the Barrel Poker League!!
$120 buy ins every Monday night at 6:30pm
Win cash prizes each night, and increase your starting stack in the final tournament!
9 weeks of the league, best 7 finishes add to your score
Higher score = more chips in the final tournament
Play 5+ weeks and get a discount on the final tournament ($500 entry down to $300 entry)

♦️ $10 daily
♦️ $25 weekly (NEW)
♦️ $60 monthly
♦️ $300 annual

Cash Games = $13/hour
Tournaments = varies

Regular Hours
♦️ Mon: 6pm - 11pm (league night)
♦️ Tue: CLOSED
♦️ Wed: CLOSED
♦️ Thu: 5pm - 12am
♦️ Fri: 5pm - 2am
♦️ Sat: 12pm - 2am
♦️ Sun: 12pm - 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
2PM, SAT, APR 13
Anything goes
Before each break, play a "purge level" where the blinds increase substantially

2PM, SAT, APR 20
$420 High Stakes Poker Showdown
42k starting stack
25 min blinds

2PM, SAT, APR 27
25k starting stack, 15 minute blinds
$20 add ons (up to 3x) = 25k more chips each

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

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KevinTTT wrote a review about The Barrel in Franklin, KY

Good Place

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