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“Good Food, Great Beer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barnstormer Brewing and Pizzeria

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Barnstormer Brewing and Pizzeria
384 Yonge Street Suite 3, Barrie, Ontario L4N2Z6, Canada
705 481 1701
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Ranked #115 of 389 Restaurants in Barrie
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Pizza, Bar, Brew Pub, Chicken Wings
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2 reviews
“Good Food, Great Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had lunch on Aug 10, 2014. Got to try two of their beers. Enjoyed the Billy Bishop Brown Ale. The pizza and "wings" were very good. Overall a great meal.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great pub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best friend chicken I've ever had! Lightly breaded, crispy but not greasy. Pizza also good. Enjoyed the basil beer and the IPA's. Great atmosphere. Will be back next time I'm in Barrie!

Visited August 2014
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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Brewpub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This small place in Barrie's south end is now officially my favorite place. They do brew their own beer on site and have a great selection, they have wine and cocktails as well. But the food is truly amazing. Casual fair, pizza, burgers, sandwiches etc, but all done very well in WW2 inspired "mess hall" kind of environment. If you have to wait for a table and you might on a Friday or Saturday night, belly up to the expansive bar, order a beer and the cheese board and relax for the duration.

Visited August 2014
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Toronto
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77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Rough Around the Edges”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was hoping that this would be an alternative to the usual sportsbar, roadhouse, bar chain fare prevalent in the area. Tried one of the local brews. It was actually quite tasty.

It's obvious the place is new. Awkward checkout, disorganized staff, bare and cheap decor all distract from the experience. There is a small bar food menu with a strange pizza warmer sitting on the bar. It's a rookie operation. I'll give it time to mature before I return.

Told the server/owner (It was hard to tell who was working here) that they needed a tripadvisor presence. He responded, "Oh, that's only for people who are traveling." I guess no one travels to Barrie.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Hop aficionado's rejoice! A craft brewery makes for a fun hang out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Brewery with an aeronautical theme that serves a simple but varied menu. The food was generous and fresh with little twists on classics. (for example: kale mixed into the caesar salad, wings were actual drumsticks, fries came with 3(?) types of sauce options). Everything had a flight themed name but overall the subject of airplanes was not overdone or tacky.

Cool bowling-alley reclaimed-wood tables and quirky airplane memorabilia frame the view of the actual beer brewing tanks (?). Fridge with take home beer makes for fun gifts.

Staff was well versed in beer lingo, relaxed, pleasant and attentive.

Strange quiet plaza location on Yonge between busier intersections but lots of parking at least.
No particularly visible from the road...

I would go again. I think it would be great for lunch too (although I don't know their hours). Great LOCAL spot, good place to hang out or for a casual date, afterwork crowd. I didn't see any because we were there at an odd time but I think kids would be allowed in and enjoy the novelty of the airplane theme and brewing "machines". I plan on bringing out of town visitors as it's a local, fun, original spot with food!

It's very different from the old Robert Simpson now Flying Monkey Brewery downtown. This spot is rougher, craftier and quirkier and more fun in my opinion albeit a little out of the way.

I think they had coupons on one of those discount sites like groupon but since they seem relatively new it may just be a launch special but worth a look.

A little gem because of its uniqueness.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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