Barrel Room is Now Open!

320 Main, Menomonie, WI

Upcoming Events...





 Come listen or
          come share
  2nd & 4th Tuesday
  7 pm


Did you know?

      . . . Barrel Room offers Off Sale Wines with a 10% discount off 6 packs or more?

      . . . ​Barrel Room has many retail items ... perfect gifts for the holidays and any day?

      . . . Barrel Room would love to host your holiday, graduation, birthday or retirement party?  

      . . . Barrel Room gives back to the community through Guest Server Nights? Click on the links below to learn more!

upcoming events:

  • Tuesdays:  Date Night EVERY Tuesday, no corking fee 


Guest Server Opportunities:  Apply now for 2017

See link to application and procedure below:  

Guest Server Night Procedure
Guest Service Night Criteria


Tuesday-Thursday 4-10 pm
Friday 4-close
Saturday 2-close


715-231-WINE (9463)

About Barrel Room...

Rick and Mary Bygd have a passion for many things including each other, their families, traveling, the outdoors and wine. One thing they especially enjoy is sitting down after work and enjoying a nice glass of wine and good conversation. The opportunities to do this outside their home were very limited. So, in 2012 they established MR Wine LLC with thoughts about wine tasting or some kind of business venture around wine. They started putting together a business plan and got connected with a SCORE mentor. The day a realty sign appeared in the window of 320 Main, they thought perhaps it was a sign to get busy. Market research and a primary data survey confirmed that Menomonie was indeed ready to support a wine bar. In addition, they witnessed success with a similar business, Wine Guyz in LaCrosse, WI. The owner supported their ideas and confirmed a solid and successful business model. With the help of MANY, their dream becomes a reality in August 2014!

Their business philosophy centers on the customer and the community and includes the following:

  • To allow customers to enjoy a glass of wine and learn what they like.
  • To serve as a resource for wine education and recommendations.
  • To build and foster positive and professional relationships within the community.
  • To develop a reputation for excellent customer service, great selection, an appealing store environment and fair prices.

Barrel Room is a place for theatre goers, the after work crowd and those out for the evening. Barrel Room is a place to explore new things and discover new wines in a comfortable environment within an historic building in downtown Menomonie. Rick and Mary look forward to meeting and serving Menomonie area residents and visitors!

Free parking after 4 PM on city streets and city lot number 2 directly behind Barrel Room


About Our Building:

Rick and Mary take great pride in the restoration of their building at 320 Main, Menomonie, WI. The property was originally founded in 1855 by John H. Knapp, Henry Stout, Andrew Tainter and Thomas Wilson. The building was constructed in the early 1900’s and is believed to have started as a meat market/grocery store as evidenced by the outline of the words on the wall (apples, juices, etc.). There were few owners over the years. It was once named the O.K. Ranum Building. Reed’s Shoes was established in the building in the 1940’s under the ownership of Mr. James Reed. The building was entered in the historical registry as the Reed’s Shoe Building. In 1969, Robert and Sandy Ott purchased the building and business which operated into the 1990’s. In the roughly 40 year history of Reed’s Shoes, these were the only two owners. After Reed’s Shoes closed, Ms. Sandy Ott opened MsEllaneous in 1994, a ladies boutique, which she operated until November 2013 and Rick and Mary purchased the building in April 2014.

During the restoration process, many discoveries were made including the following:

Countless hours were spent cleaning brick, ceiling and floors. Many family and friends gave of their time, energy, food, ideas and encouragement along the way. The building is beautiful and full of rich history but it’s also very personal to Rick and Mary and their families and friends as well as to the previous owners. We hope it becomes a place our patrons will feel comfortable and will enjoy visiting.