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The Local Gastropub

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Gastropub, Contemporary, Pub
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37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap...
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy Atmosphere

Met with a friend for drinks in downtown Barrie, great service! The best surprise drink ever! Had to order a second.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Met with a friend for drinks in downtown Barrie, great service! The best surprise drink ever! Had to order a second.

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

Dear OfficeSimplified Over the moon to hear about your experience! We have plenty more of those special drinks for you! Thanks for supporting! Cheers Scott More 

Orillia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As echoed in other posts the service and food are excellent!! Our server was so friendly and open to providing opinions about what beer to try and what food to order. She was extremely knowledgeable about their options and described them perfectly! The food came out super fast and the dessert left me speechless!! I have never had sticky taffy... More 

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

Dear Samantha We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Perhaps one day we can bring the dessert to you in Oriilia if we ever opened up another location!! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you back very soon. Cheers Scott More 

Midhurst, ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went to the Gastro Pub this past week for dinner after many friends had recommended it. So we decided to give it a try. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The Pub is centrally located and close to the water front. We recommend if you are coming to Barrie to give it a try.

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

Hi Mike Thanks for the shout out and we're super happy you stopped in and are recommending us to others! We hope to see you soon on your next visit. Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner on May 8, 2015. Let me tell you it was amazing! Good food good tunes only disappointment was the flat diet Pepsi. Will be coming back again.

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

Hi Jenn So happy you enjoyed your fish and chips! I try to keep them as close to my local chippy back home! I am of course very sorry about the lack of CO2 in the pepsi. If that ever happens in the future please let us know and we will rectify right away... Cheers and enjoy this warm weather!... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had amazing service from the moment we walked in the door. They accommodated my husband and I as well as my sixteen month old. The waitress we had made GREAT recommendations on the menu and was really knowledgable about what was on tap. The food here is out of this world. Really unique combinations, we had a hard time... More 

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

Dear Jon Thanks for the very humbling review!!! It's times like these when it makes us very proud of our little pub and staff! We are so happy you had the experience you had and look forward to having you back the next time you are in town... Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolutely amazing food. I've been here for dinner about 3 different times. I've never had a bad meal here. They have about 8-10 different meals on the menu, which are all homemade. I definitely recommend this place!

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

Hi Amanda Thanks for taking the time to review! We are over the moon that each visit has brought with it a great experience. Thanks for the support and we will see you soon! Almost time for the open windows! 30 degrees tomorrow so that should be the best day yet! Cheers Scott More 

Whitby, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

i wish i lived closer to this pub. i have only been to this pub a few times with my family, and a couple times with other hockey dads and our kids. the food was excellent, the beer selection was beautiful, and the environment was very welcoming. The owner of this pub knows his stuff (food and beverage pairing was... More 

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

Hi Majors!!! Thanks for writing a lovely review! We love having you in town and can't wait to get hockey season on the go for next year (can't believe I said!). But for this year some golf, some tasty craft beer and fish and chips, next time your in town! Scott, Hollis and Bowie! More 

North Bay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is in the old part of Barrie, right downtown; which I find much more interesting than being lost in a vast sea of strip malls.. After you stuff yourself with delicious pub fare you can go for a stroll along the waterfront and people watch or shop. The Gastropub is a cozy and casual venue. Alternative rock music plays... More 

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

Dear Laura Thanks so very much for travelling south to hang out with us last Friday night! It was a pleasure meeting and cooking for you both and we are so happy it was worth the drive. See you soon for more Haggis! Cheers Scott More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

When to the Local last night and ehat a great ecperience..first the girl who served us was really sweet and the service was excellent!! Cute place, local beer, food was great ( fish n chips miammm) and home made mayo and ketchup makes it special! The chef came to see us and I really appreciate when we don t feel... More 

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

Dear Karine I remember you guys well as you all had funny accents, which is ironic coming from me... I can't wait to see you back in town soon. Cheers Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This dining experience was superb. I felt like a family member on my first experience. Waitress ask our names and remembered our names, was extremely friendly, recommended dishes and checked on our entrees once served. Thank you Jenna for best dining experience to remember.

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

Dear mrsmuppy Jenna is indeed a great server and we are so happy to have her on our team. Jenna has been with us since the day we opened, which in this industry is a rarity! We either pay her well? Treat her well? Or? She just loves her job! So happy you had a great experience and we look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-252-9220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, Contemporary, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?