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The Brownstone Cafe

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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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178 Mississaga St E, Orillia, Ontario L3V 1V9, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thsi is a small bar that caters to those looking for something different. Mostly craft beers and standard liquors, not many generic beers like molsons, labatt etc. The decor reflects the regular patrons which are a mix of artisans, hippies, hipsters, folkies and rockers who are very friendly and inclusive. This is a place to listen to and interact with... More 

Thank Kevin N
Orillia, Canada
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291 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, fun spot for a drink and to meet friends. They also have local entertainment occasionally which is pretty good. Friendly atmosphere - recommend this spot, will return.

Thank Garry M
Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

A somewhat small establishment with no frills but always a friendly happy crowd of all ages served by friendly smiling staff. Often live local musical talent is featured (which Orillia and area are blessed to have plenty of). One of Orillia's jems.

Thank Ron C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

fun times and good music. Good place to go for a few drinks and some good music and always friendly. Ill go back

Thank Daniel R
new albany, indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

I don't think it is the cleanest of places and the service was horrible. The staff was surely and offended when we asked for menus. We walked out.

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Orillia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place for live music,very limited beer, wine and cocktail selection. Odd decor, service is hit and miss. Have been several times and bartenders were new and didn't know about basic cocktails. Go for the music, not the food and drink as they are disappointing-has so much potential yet misses the mark.

Thank L3VLR
Uxbridge, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a great little space to go for a drink. We came here as we often do this weekend. The staff are nice and friendly as always. The food is very very basic but enough for this place I think. The only knock is they did not have a good selection of bottled beers, the fridge was empty and... More 

Thank Mary A
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

We came her for drinks after dinner. Its a nice little cozy spot with a decent selection of craft beers. Just one item on their menu but the vibe and staff were very friendly. And this would be a great spot for a pint to relax.

Thank Amy T
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

The brownstone is a nice little place on the main strip in Orillia. they have craft beers that seem to change often at cheap prices. Live music every week and a great atmosphere, the staff are really what make this place a spot to go to. When I just want a drink, this is where I go. Just need some... More 

Thank Rob F
Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

My partner and I stopped in to listen to the live band playing last Saturday night. The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. We just had a couple of drinks and then left but overall we had a good time. At first the service was good but by the time we wanted our second drink the service was not as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Late Night, Drinks
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  • Address: 178 Mississaga St E, Orillia, Ontario L3V 1V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: 705-955-7273
Great little bistro in the heart of Orilllia, It's NEW! I want to review it!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?