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Barley John's Brew Pub

Not Rated.
Barley John's Brew PubBarley John's Brew Pub
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
92 Beers
519 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 55
Visits: 84
Avg: 4.03
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

781 Old Hwy 8 SW
New Brighton, Minnesota, 55112
United States
phone: (651) 636-4670 | map
www.barleyjohns.com

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Reviews: 55 | Visits: 84
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is a little out of the way, but I found it entirely by accident. My friend was driving us around the area near his Chinese Medicine college and as my eyes were defocused, they picked up the words barley john's and it woke me up. I told my friends, look! lookt! it's Barley John's and they looked at me and said I was getting way too excited and then we stopped for a light lunch. This place is cozy and the beer is good. They even had furious on tap as well as their beer. Nice small restaurant quality service with well made food and spicy hummus :) Great pints of Furious and their own selection at a price that I didn't feel was too high. Great place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zeff80
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Odd place. Very small. Three of the 4 beers I had were not good. The porter is good, but they had a rye beer that I couldn't finish. The food was okay. My BLT and chips were very good. Other food was just okay.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Unless you're outside it feels a bit cramped here, but the environment is reasonable. The beers were hit and miss in terms of quality, but if you hit the good ones they can be very good (love the old eight porter). Service was great, and in addition to the 8 or so native taps they offer some guest taps of cider and local beer as well. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of green727
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of vikinghorn
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.86/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigAl18
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Tiny place, decent food, friendly service (but very hit or miss - though they buy you beer if they do you wrong), very solid year round beers and exceptional seasonal stuff. High gravity and BA brews are outrageously expensive though.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Passmethecraftbeer
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of hopazoid
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My absolute favorite place to drink beer! I really enjoys their beers plus the food is awesome and the atmosphere is very friendly. Whenever I'm in the Twin Cities I stop in and I always end up in a good conversation with one of the locals.

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Photo of babyrocks
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of hardy008
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, MN
90 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.