Barley John's Brew Pub

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3.61/5
Barley John's Brew PubBarley John's Brew Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(651) 636-4670 | map
www.barleyjohns.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
54
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
509
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
89
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by Mistofminn:
Photo of Mistofminn
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for lunch with the girlfriend for some good food and a couple beers.

It's hard to judge the atmosphere, as we were the only two people in the place. But it is very small and cozy. From the outside, it's hard to believe they have a dining area, kitchen and brewing area all in the small building, but it works nicely. I like the cozy environment. We sat at a table and not the bar, but I would have felt at home at either.

The quality in general was great. Quality beers, food and service.

Our server, also the bartender, was great. He knew a little about each beer and explained what they were, offering suggestions. He came back frequently to make sure we were doing ok, overall a solid server. The food came out relatively fast as well, and looks like it was handled properly.

The beer selection, while short and sweet, was also pretty good. The brewpub offerings were all great. I had the Stockyard IPA, Old Eight Porter and BA Rosie. I enjoyed all for what they were, and had a great time. They have some guest beers that included Surly, Triple Karmeliet and Paulaner.

The food was great. We ended up splitting a Pizza Laura, a vegetarian pizza. It was loaded with veggies and was delicious. A great choice.

Nothing was overpriced and I feel everything was fair.

I enjoyed my time there, I will definitely be stopping back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Taybeh
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of djkrause
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Photo of Ilafan
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
2.7/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | 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%

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Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, MN
3.61 out of 5 based on 509 ratings.
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