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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, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Pizza Pizza...great crust!

Nice little pizza joint off the square in Gainesville Georgia. This place is much better than your normal fast food pizza joint. Great atmosphere and "feel".

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Steve S
Dawsonville, Georgia
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice little pizza joint off the square in Gainesville Georgia. This place is much better than your normal fast food pizza joint. Great atmosphere and "feel".

Thank Steve S
Gainesville, Georgia
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625 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent beer selection and late night rockignbands beguile subtly of kitchen delights. excellent small plates, especially wings, salads and burgers are out paced here by fresh salmon atop salad or on a grilled bun. pasta dishes are inspired and served in large plates that make another wonderful meal inevitable. attentive wait staff goes out of their way to make you... More 

Thank bbqman3341
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Read the title. Says it all. Best pizza ever. Great environment, quaint downtown area. Had a fun time with our family and friends.

Thank Gina B
Gainesville, Georgia
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

1 Thank Jeff J
Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 via mobile

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 15, 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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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank DMarieSavannah

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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, American, Delicatessen, Pub

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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