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The Monkey Barrel

Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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115 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
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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, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Gainesville, Georgia
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mostly pizza joint has been around for many years. Used to be very popular with college students, especially on weekend nights with live music. One or the only place where you could get whole wheat pizza crust and pizza by the slice. Pizza is good. Atmosphere is okay for this type of restaurant. Service is good.

Thank cmas116
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Note: I am rating and reviewing this establishment STRICTLY based on the exceptional experience I had at the bar. I did not indulge in their culinary offerings (even though the owner challenged this suburban Phillyboy that he makes a better cheese-steak than anything I've ever had in Philly!). Allow me to guide you: YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN A LINEUP OF... More 

Thank Jeff J
Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank cromocat
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank justfurfun
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13 reviews
7 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 

Thank LDiane1
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Laurie W
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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:)

1 Thank DMarieSavannah
Mount Juliet
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

1 Thank Bryan L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!!!

1 Thank colby01
1 review
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.

Thank Jwphil0605

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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
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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