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The Local Gastropub

37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 705 252 9220
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Ranked #6 of 374 restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.
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English first
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was introduced to this wonderful place in 2011 when my brother organized a birthday dinner for me and a group of 20. Ever since then I've been going back regularly. The food is spectacular, the beer selection is unlike any other in the area. But what makes the experience truly top notch is the staff. Morgan and Hollis are... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Tim G What can I say! Thank you so much a glowing review! As for the food network? I don't think anyone will get my funny Scottish accent, just as well I have The Local as my platform...lol We will work tirelessly to keep The Local Gastropub on the map for years to come... Cheers Scott More

Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

From the review it looked like a pretty nice place to spend a friday night. Food-wise, It was a complete disappointment The food was nowhere close to allow the usage of "gastro" in its name. Only the price felt gastronomic. The local brewed beer selection was good. The singer was really really talented and saved the evening. I would recommend... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Diamond_Turbocut As you will notice I personally respond to all our comments both positive and negative and would very much like to address your concerns. I also welcome you to contact me at the below email to discuss further at your convenience. We feel that for the past five years we price ourselves in line with other downtown establishments... More

Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I went with my fiancee this past weekend. I had the vegan meal, which was only so-so (hence the 4 stars), but my fiancee had the angus burger with fries and he said it was fantastic. The staff were incredibly friendly, and the relaxing atmosphere alone convinced me we should go more regularly.

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Jessica Thanks for taking the time to review and we would love to have you return! We do change our vegan meal every week and are sorry that the dish was not worthy of that one extra star! That being said, please feel free to drop us a call before your next trip and we can confirm the vegan... More

London, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were in town for a hockey tournament and chose the Gastropub on the recommendation of TripAdvisor. Simply put... wow. First off, we were able to make a reservation for a family of 5 -- 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 12, 9 and 6) -- with no problem, which seems exceedingly difficult these days. We had Morgan as a... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Jimmer23 Thanks so much for the kind words! We always welcome youngsters of all ages as we have one ourself and as you mentioned it can be hard to find a suitable establishment that caters to those needs. As for Morgan we are indeed very lucky to have her on our team and she does a fabulous job of... More

Fergus, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of trip advisor and were not disappointed.We had Morgan as our waitress and she was amazing! She was very knowledgable about the menu and the restaurant. The food was great as well. Really liked the BLT dip with garlic bread appetizer. The atmosphere was very nice and if we are back in Barrie... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Stonebanker, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on our little pub. We are so happy you enjoyed our hospitality and food! We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers The Local Team More

Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Gastro Pub is the place to be in Barrie. The staff (Morgan et al) are all amazing. They do remember your name, connect authentically with you and remember your favorite drinks and food. Scott does a great job with the menu and with the staff, you can tell they truly love their job. It is one of our favorite places... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Kelly Thanks for posting your comments and we are so happy that you choose The Local as a place to come and relax. I will pass on your comments to Morgan and the rest of the team! See you soon & Happy New Year! Cheers Scott More

Barrie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

During the summer i searched "deep fried Mars bar in Barrie" and Gastro Pub showed up so off I went with my boyfriend, we were just wanting a little dessert since we already ate dinner and i'm glad we came here! The dessert was delicious and hit the spot, our waitress was very nice and we did not feel pressured... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa Thanks for popping in for desert and trying our deep fried mars bar! Come Easter we also deep fry Cadburys cream eggs....really yummy! Hopefully you guys will make the trip for that. Cheers and have a great festive season Scott & The Local Staff More

Toronto, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been patrons of The Local Gastropub for the last 4 years. What started off as our weekly Friday Fish n Chips date night, has blossomed into so much more for our taste buds! Try any of the local craft beers offered on tap and be open to any of the specials offered. Deep fried pizza... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Lourdes Thanks so much for posting your top 5 likes about our little pub. We truly appreciate the feedback and will continue to care about you and all our guests going into 2014! Again thanks for the support! Cheers Scott & The Local Staff More

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was in the bar for the first time last night and it is a very friendly place with easily the best beer selection in Barrie. Not only that, the beer is kept really well, tastes really fresh and the head lasts all the way down. They also have some interesting looking beer cocktails and a wide selection of other... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Anthony Thanks so much for taking the time to rate our little pub! We are always really happy when guests from out of town appreciate what they get when they visit The Local Gastropub. I notice that you are from Ottawa! As you know there are so many great places to eat there and for you to review us... More

Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

There's plenty to love about this modern pub. On a hot summer day, the glass windows open and turn the entire pub into a covered patio. The chefs offer unique interpretations of traditional pub fare at very reasonable prices. Best of all, they host "beer dinners", where craft beers are paired with unique and imaginative dishes. Don't plan on driving,... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Dave B Thanks for comments and mention on the Beer Dinners! They truly go down well and we have also just started Beer Dinners @ Home! Yes you heard correct! The Beer Pairing Dinners are so popular we have started offering them in your home! We will come and prepare a great 3 course beer meal in your own... More

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