Barrier Brewing Company

Barrier Brewing CompanyBarrier Brewing Company
Barrier Brewing CompanyBarrier Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3001 New St Unit 2a
Oceanside, New York, 11572
United States

(516) 594-1028 | map
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Rated: 4.46 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Stopped at Barrier for the first time on a Sunday afternoon before a concert at Nassau Coliseum. Located in an industrial-ish area right up against the train tracks. Parking is kind of awkward but there is a decent amount available on the street.

The space is inside is bigger than it looks from the outside. Very chill, laid-back vibe inside with music playing and a tv showing a football game. Friendly bartenders, who were both attentive and happy to chat about the beer, added to the vibe.

About 10 beers on-tap with a surprisingly large selection of cans available to drink at the bar or take home, around 15 different beers or so. Many of which were priced around $5-6 per can to drink at the bar or $10-12 per 4-pack to take home. Hard to beat that! It was kind of odd seeing more offerings in cans than on-tap at a brewery, but nice to have such a wide range to choose from to bring home. I had their Classic (Belgian witbier) and Hood (nitro milk stout) on-tap and a can of Frau Blucher (rauchbier). All were tasty with Frau as the clear cut winner. I bought 4-packs of the Frau and Le Pete (peat-smoked Belgian wheat) to go.

Cool place that I would definitely stop at again. About a 20 min drive from Nassau, it makes a good pregame option, especially to fill growlers or pick up cans before a show or game.
Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 5 by Gabby_Cuch from New York

Mar 19, 2019
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
A little hipster-y for my taste but the quality is there. Great service too. The bar is very small however and there aren't many tables so if it's busy be prepared to stand. It's worth it for good beer though.
Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by eluvah from New York

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
casual drinking atmosphere. no space barriers with drinking customers. pretty unusual anywhere. drink too much spring break all the time. good beer lots of experents.non hazy ipa. good execution.
Nov 29, 2018
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Rated by DonnieHops from New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Quickly rising to the top of Long Island Brewers....capable of matching West Coast guys and the best of the East...
Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 4.77 by chiefz1 from New York

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Wesmaze from New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Great brewery that I highly recommend visiting. It does get crowded but has a great following so that the limited releases are available without waiting on line.
Mar 20, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by KevoDavies from New York

Mar 17, 2018
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Rated by Act25 from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
A must when near Long Beach LI, Great vibe and prices. Frau Blucher is smoky miracle, Money Mad Fat aint bad.
Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by Hombo3 from New York

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by NickandToni from New York

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Just far enough away from the city that it's still a locals favorite, the staff is helpful without ever being obnoxious. Special releases are not gone overnight and the quality of beer is top notch. Always look forward to every visit. A hidden gem of the craft beer scene.
Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Consistently very good beers, especially their IPA's. The place can get pretty packed so I prefer coming here on slightly off hours when the service is more friendly and you can have a conversation with the bartenders. Dog friendly and their is usually a very good food truck on location.
May 27, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by VonZipper from New York

May 18, 2017
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Rated by Beerwoman92 from New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I love this place and all of the beers!
Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerIsland51631 from New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Everything you would want from your neighborhood brewery.... great selection, great quality, awesome local vibe, weekly events and specials, a monthly rotating food truck thats always putting out the goods... dog friendly, free popcorn... and did i mention... amazing beer!!!
Mar 19, 2017
Rated: 5 by CrimeDog from New York

Mar 07, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Zai from New York

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by TangoJuliet from New York

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by vfgccp from New York

Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by Oakletixfan from New York

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Mar 29, 2016
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Reviewed by PsilohsaiBiN from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Barrier was recently voted the #3 brewery in NYS and there's a simple reason why: they brew a vast style of exceptional beers. The tasting area is on the smaller side and literally 15 feet from the train tracks, and you will figure this out soon enough as every train passes by and shakes the whole place, and your brew. I wish it was closer to my house, I'd be there a lot more often. They survived Hurricane Sandy and are better than ever...I wish them well.
Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by johnInLA from California

4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
I visited Barrier Brewing during a trip to Long Island. It was nice to find a brewery in the East Rockaway / Oceanside area. They have a good line up of their beers. They offer 10oz pours or flight of 5 smaller pours., which are reasonably priced. The service was good. The environment was friendly. Food was available from a food truck outside.

Definitely worth a visit, if you are in the area.
Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by JaredSammy from New York

Sep 17, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by Junah37

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by Ironstutz from New York

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by socon67 from New York

May 07, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by Jlabs from New York

Mar 24, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by BeerBucks from New York

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4 by PVMT from New York

Mar 19, 2015
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Reviewed by frankrizzo from New York

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Finally made it out to Barrier. Kind of a scrappy place that has a warm vibe once you're inside. Great selection of brews, all well made and never less than solid. Definitely worth the trip and one of NYC's best breweries even though they are technically in Nassau County.
Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Cath from New York

Feb 22, 2015
Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside, NY
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