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Barley John's Brew Pub

781 Old Highway Eight, New Brighton, MN 55112
+1 651-636-4670
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
16 Mar 2017
“A small but nice.”
1 Sep 2016
“Love this place!”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
781 Old Highway Eight, New Brighton, MN 55112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before there was Surly and a Tap room on every corner, there was Barley John's Brew pub. When the world was obsessed with Macro brew lager's, they stood alone. I stopped in with a friend to pay homage to this leader in Minnesota craft beer....More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I hadn't been here for 5-10 years and this place is a little hard to see as from some directions it is up a little hill. The beers are quite good and the food items we had at lunch were very tasty. We had a...More

Thank DJ142
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Full bar, food menu, on site made beers. Building used to be an A&W years back (17+). Being local in a small suburb this is a very friendly place, you feel like you should be here when you arrive. It is family friendly. Good service...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Beer was great!! Burger and fries just average. Service was good. Would go back again, but would probably order from the dinner menu after 5.

Thank Happyhappyhappylady
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the pub while they had the Oktober beer on tap and a special menu. When the chef heard that I was German he came to see who that German was. His food did not disappoint me, it was good and I enjoyed it....More

Thank Ton M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Beer is great. They brew using their own hops. Food is good but not great. Cozy atmosphere for beer lovers.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We decided to stop in since Barley John's was near out hotel. The building itself is shabby looking with an outdoor patio area surrounded by sunflowers and weeds. We went inside and it wasn,t much better. We sat on wooden chairs at a table. The...More

1  Thank mktmaven52
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and great beer options on tap. Second time that I've been here and I'll keep coming back. Very cute place. Wild brunette beer is my favorite.

Thank ISUmom_Minnesota
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Chose this place because of good reviews and wasn't disappointed. I had a grilled chicken sandwich and husband had a brat. Both tasted great. Loved the hot and crispy pub (waffle) fries. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. Definitely had a friendly, small neighborhood feel.

1  Thank PattyLynnM
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Always love the food and drinks at this place. A little noisy inside so we enjoy it best in the summer when we ca sit outside. Dog friendly and worth a visit for the food and beer choices.

Thank julieSE85
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 781 Old Highway Eight, New Brighton, MN 55112
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  New Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 651-636-4670
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