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The Monkey Barrel

Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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115 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
678-971-4344
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxed atmosphere and decent drafts

Stopped by with some friends, had a Weihenstephan, and the black cherry cider. Let you sample because they rotate their beers. Music in the background, have live bands at times, quirky and interesting deco, check out the ceiling. Love the architect in the older building. Good service, looks like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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  • Bar scene
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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Want to get your beer on in Gainesville? This is pretty much one of the only places to go. Due to Hall County's liquor laws, food must be the primary attraction to an establishment that serves liquor. Well The Monkey Barrel does a great job of serving up brews and music while offering the standard beer-house/pub fare. Wear your jeans... More 

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped by with some friends, had a Weihenstephan, and the black cherry cider. Let you sample because they rotate their beers. Music in the background, have live bands at times, quirky and interesting deco, check out the ceiling. Love the architect in the older building. Good service, looks like a local watering hole, with decent eats. Went with locals and... More 

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Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Monkey Barrel is an experience unto itself. Sample Albert's on tap beer selections, or if you are a regular, your favorite is being poured as you walk through the door. The hummus plate is my favorite appetizer. All of the MoBars food choices are great! One can never go wrong with Albert's famous pizza. Don't miss live music here... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was average. It was nothing special. The service was very poor. The waitress had only two tables to serve. Basically, once we received our food we were ignored. Same story with the table beside us. We won't be back. Definitely, about the worst service we've ever experienced.

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Charming bar with fabulous appetizers, pizza, pasta & sandwiches. Perfect place to enjoy dinner & watch the game on the big screen:)

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Mount Juliet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped in for a drink or 4. We got there just after the live music started. The bar had some open seats so we plopped down there. The bartender offered up some local brews which we gladly accepted! I spotted a very nice bourbon selection and had a taste or two of some of those. Great prices on everything! Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Walked in was not that impressed with the atmosphere..however the food was very impressive! Also the Owner was extremely knowledgeable offering us tastes if beer on tap until we found just the right one. This little place is truly a hidden jewel!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This place has just changed ownership and it has been awesome. Love the food and at respectable prices. I'd say go with the fam or with a group of friends.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Walked in to an empty place, asked if they were open? Yes, had a hamburger and pasta salad, good burger but pasta tasted old, no one in the place but me and the waiter.......all alone am I....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After waiting over an hour for an appetizer we paid for our drinks and left. This upset the chef/manager? who stated that they were just really busy and that they didn't do "frozen" food and that everything was made from scratch... Really? Chicken fingers and fries from scratch? Highly unlikely for a dive bar. Also a surprisingly high volume of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 678-971-4344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?