Barley John's Brew Pub

Barley John's Brew PubBarley John's Brew Pub
Barley John's Brew PubBarley John's Brew Pub
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

781 Old Hwy 8 SW
New Brighton, Minnesota, 55112
United States

(651) 636-4670 | map

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Photo of eithne
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by eithne from Minnesota


Nov 02, 2019
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3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3
by couchsitta from Minnesota

Came here on the back end of a 5 brewery tour. Was bummed that we had no say in what we would have there. Think I saw the owner running around busting his butt, and the beer tasted as tired as he looked.

Feb 13, 2019
4.41 by U2Chaser from North Dakota on Oct 15, 2018
4.29 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2018
3.08 by Ginger_notgingerbeer from Minnesota on Jan 11, 2018
4 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

what a cool place, an undersung staple of the beer scene up in the twin cities, been doing it awhile, and it was nice to finally make it up to check it out. the place is cool, a converted gas station or village inn or something it seems like, youd almost miss it coming from downtown if you didnt know it was there. minimalist space, with some old wooden features and an almost cabin sort of feel, very homey and comfortable, with a big patio and a small bar. they had a great beer selection too, brewer andy is doing some really cool stuff. the belgian strong dark and the wild rice brown were my favorites, but all the beers we had in here were well done, and they seem to have a real grasp on the english styles as well. the food menu was equally ambitious, and i really enjoyed my meal in here. simple, honest, and prompt service, liberal with the samples, and just fun to chat with and obviously passionate about the beers. the customers here seem loyal too, everyone knows everyone, and they all love the beer so much. a few of them were a little under carbonated, but overall the experience in here was awesome, and this is a fantastic spot to drink a beer and slow down a little bit. ill be back for sure!

May 25, 2017
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3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Just north of Roseville off 35W, you can enter off County D or right on Old 8. Very small inside with only four stools at the bar, maybe a dozen table to sit down, its a cramped space , but does have outdoor seating weather permitted. Its smells like a brewery in here wheat and barley mix with the restaurant food , i like this. have around 16 taps with 4-6 of them guest taps, most brews are average as well as the guest taps, i do get a local home town vibe from this place. Not far from the Twin cities or St. Paul its worth a visit.

Jan 18, 2017
3.7 by Taybeh from Minnesota on Jul 21, 2016
3.03 by djkrause from Georgia on Jun 10, 2016
3.95 by Ilafan from Minnesota on May 15, 2016
3.93 by cadaugherty from Illinois on May 12, 2016
4.34 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Feb 28, 2016
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2.7/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

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.

Dec 21, 2015
4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Nov 11, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by maedhros09 from Minnesota

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.

Oct 23, 2015
4.01 by green727 from Minnesota on Oct 07, 2015
4.05 by vikinghorn from Minnesota on Aug 30, 2015
4.86 by AluminumBadFalcon from Minnesota on Aug 12, 2015
4.08 by chrisjws from California on Aug 12, 2015
4.05 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Jun 24, 2015
3.48 by BigAl18 from Minnesota on Jun 18, 2015
3.9 by mnredsoxfan69 from Minnesota on May 21, 2015
4.11 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 21, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

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.

Mar 05, 2015
4.03 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2015
4.29 by hopazoid from Minnesota on Feb 02, 2015
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by spacecake9 from Illinois

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.

Jan 31, 2015
3.86 by babyrocks from Alabama on Jan 17, 2015
4.29 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Dec 17, 2014
4.25 by striker2160 from Minnesota on Dec 05, 2014
4.25 by millelacsmark from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2014
4 by lonewolfcry from Minnesota on Jul 29, 2014
3.75 by hardy008 from Minnesota on Jul 08, 2014
3.75 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 02, 2014
4.25 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota on Jun 22, 2014
3.75 by treznor from North Carolina on May 20, 2014
4.25 by DaveMiller from Minnesota on May 11, 2014
3.75 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Apr 28, 2014
Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, MN
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 617 ratings