- a small, cheap old-time saloon with a row of racked barrels along the wall
- a raucous, driving, unsophisticated style of playing jazz
See barrelhouse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A disreputable old-time saloon or bawdyhouse.
- An early style of jazz characterized by boisterous piano playing, free group improvisation, and an accented two-beat rhythm.
Learn more about barrelhouse