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The Monkey Barrel

Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Bar scene
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Local Dive with Big City fun!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
Bryan L
,
Mount Juliet
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mount Juliet
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

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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Studio City
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Overall the food was not great and they forgot to bring out part of our order and the wait staff was not very attentive. The place reminded me more of a cheap college bar so if you just want to drink this may be a good place to go but I don't recommend it for eating.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great fun spot to watch the game and catch a beer. Kind of a downtown staple. Always a good time and great crowd.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I enjoy the buffet. there is so much to choose from. It's fresh and delicious. I especially love the salad and cobbler. It's a college atmosphere but not at lunch when many professionals that work nearby are there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Came in during an afternoon and fell in love. The surroundings were charming, the food was well-cooked, and the staff was friendly and personable. Look forward to stopping in again the next time I pass through Gainesville

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Birmingham, AL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We come to the Monkey Barrel everytime we come to Gainesville, GA and were a little disappointed this time. It use to be a restaurant as well as a bar. Now it is more of just a bar. We don't drink but loved the food; now, the food is just different. No more homemade lasagna, they were out of cheesesticks... 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, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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?