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The Local Gastropub

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Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary
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37 Dunlop St W, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A1, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff, Ambiance and Food! Located in the heart of downtown Barrie, this restaurant/pub is the ideal Friday deal!

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Thank Virgin-TravelBuddy
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Virgin-TravelBuddy We are so happy you love our haggis balls! See you soon! Cheers Scott More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty rueben sandwich paired with yummy seasoned fries and a refreshing Collective Arts beer, which was on tap (good selection of local craft beer on tap). Cozy, welcoming, good food, will be sure to stop in again next time I go through Barrie.

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Thank Carly G
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hey Carly Thanks for the kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed yourself!!! See you soon Cheers Scott More 

Los Angeles
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, I like this place, for the most part. Quaint little hole in the wall place with dressed up pub fare that tries very hard for sure. However, as charming as open windows on a summer day are, the associated armies of flies dropping by the table for a visit over lunch make it super annoying and a little unsanitary.... More 

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Thank courtneyb
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Courtney Tweeking has commenced and the Jacket Potatoes are now, plump with filling and flavor, thanks for the feedback as we always want to please. To address the flies, it is a challenge and we do fight nature on a regular. With us having large windows that allow us to have an indoor patio vibe it is challenging to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service and reasonable prices. I recommend it. With the sliding windows open, it's like sitting on the patio. Great friendly waitress.

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Thank Domenic M
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Domenic We love that you love our vibe! Cheers Scott More 

Fredonia, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of craft beer and excellent service. Food was typical pub food. We had the Reuben and a burger. Nothing extravagant but nothing bad, either.

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Thank James N
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi James Thanks for the kinds review! Cheers Scott More 

Coldwater, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and good service. I like the idea with only serving ontario craft beer, however those were the only options for beer, which was kind of a let down. Should promote ontario craft but should have other options. Other than that, it was great!

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Thank Marissa R
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Marissa Thanks for the feedback and we are super happy you had a great experience! With our beer selection we are in a environment where large companies smother us little guys, so we feel the need to support great local breweries before the big boys. Could we make more money by pouring generic beers? For sure we could and... More 

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my wife for lunch. Great beer selection, good food and really helpful server. Thanks, Jenna, for all the friendly advice. Highly recommended.

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Thank Bill S
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hey Bill Glad to hear you had a lovely time at our wee pub! Jenna is indeed a gem and has been on our journey since day one when we opened! I will pass on your kind words to Jenna as I know she loves receive great customer feedback. Cheers and we look forward to having you back! Scott More 

ontario
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Scottish Pub.Good selection of craft brews.The staff and owner have great customer service.The food is excellent portions are plentyfull .Book ahead for beer pairing dinner events.

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Thank NAtourer
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi NAtourer Thanks very much for you lovely review! Beer dinners will be back on the schedule next month! Stay tuned! Cheers Scott More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a bunch of girlfriends this past weekend and it was a blast! The service was awesome, they looked after us so well and it was a really fun vibe! We only had drinks, but I will definitely be back for food! The menu looked awesome!!

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1 Thank Tamara L
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Tamara... it was amazing having you guys in our little spot! Thanks so much for the business and we can't wait to have you back! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Our server Victoria did a wonderful job of taking great care of us and our kids - amazing personal service! The food here is outstanding - bad reviews of this restaurant must come from some truly miserable humans who just don't get it. That staff in here work so hard to make it amazing. Try the fish and chips and... More 

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Thank foodobsessed78
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear foodobsessed78 OMG....thank you, thank you, thank you! Victoria is indeed amazing and we love her to bits! We always try our best, however on occasion that is never enough for some. I am so happy you enjoyed your experience and I will post your comments on our communication board for all our staff to see... Cheers Scott More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Dunlop St W, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-252-9220
Description
Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.

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