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Barley John's Brew Pub

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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781 Old Highway Eight, New Brighton, MN 55112
+1 651-636-4670
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We love Barley Johns! They have great food and great beer. My favorite is the Wild Brunette and is definitely worth a try! It's a local spot with a great patio for the Summer. The pizza they have there is awesome too - try the spicy pizza! I would recommend this local spot to anyone!

1 Thank Kelsey M
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a nice find. The beer is very good and surprise the food is a good notch above bar food. We had the garlic hummus which we felt had the right touch of garlic. Not too strong. I had the sausage rigatoni and really liked it. All of the food seems fresh and made on site from the special... More 

Thank Wombat1969mn
Houston, Texas
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211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My associate and I rented a car from Enterprise and arrived early. No cars available till our appointed time but in the mean time we can grab a bite. Across the street, we're told, are two places for food. It was windy and cold and we were not appropriately attired so we opted for the closest one, Barley John's Brew... More 

Thank Michael C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Mike had a glass of Little Barley Bitter and enjoyed it. We ordered a medium rare burger w/American Cheese and fried onions and waffle fries. Burger was perfectly done, big and juicy! Waffle fries were a generous serving. Surroundings were comfortable, clean as were the bathrooms. Those looking for more adventurous Barley Beer pleasures will love this place.

Thank Mike_Dorothy
New Brighton, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The food is absolutely wonderful and unique! It is a small pub that provides excellent cuisine! The patio is great in t he summer!

Thank Kathy K
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Stop here to celebrate our sons birthday with friends. Couldn't figure out if we were suppose to seat ourselves or if a hostess did it. Very small place. Server didn't really have any recommendations and really didn't know the menu. Felt like they may have picked her up off the street to try and help out. If I could do... More 

1 Thank Jayne W
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Barley John's was the first brew pub I saw, long before the craft beer craze. Has maybe 5 tables, a microscopic kitchen, so a very limited menu, of which each item is at least interesting, sometimes excellent. Great patio.

Thank MnVan
New Brighton, Minnesota
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Great brew pub with an awesome specials menu. The regular menu is very good pub food but the specials menu is really special. We go most weeks and order from that menu and it's always different and always good.

Thank Pat C
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

When we decided to have lunch and a beer with friends from across town, we needed a place halfway between. Barley John's Brew Pub filled the bill. Barley John's has a nice selection of beer made right on site. I had a glass of Wild Brunette, their signature beer that was nicely robust. The other couple shared an Old 8... More 

1 Thank Richard H
Mounds View, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

food was good but it wasn't hot. The service was absolutely terrible!! A bit expensive and so loud!!

Thank pc3172015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?