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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

This place was just ok for me. The concept is cool with the self serve beer and wine by the ounce to try different things and pour based on your preferences and the pricing for the beer seemed reasonable. What I didn’t like is that...to order food you have to go back up to the hostess area, provide your wrist band and order from there. You also have to go back up to close out your check and wait if there is a line. It took quite awhile to get our food and while most of it came out within an acceptable amount of time there were menu items that took forever and we had to ask about it twice before getting our full order. The majority of our party seemed to like their food but I did not care for mine (grilled cheese and avocado sandwich and shrimp chowder) and my food was warm best when I got it. The staff was friendly but with the concept of the restaurant it’s not really a “service” focused establishment. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it. It’s probably worth trying once but I wouldn’t choose it again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Took the Beer Train/ Metrolink to Oceanside for a day consisting in a 4-pub stop. Barrel Republic was the second stop. The unique pay as you go system allows freedom to choose among countless taps. Food is excellent! The sandwiches are delicious as well as...the pickle chips.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Monday is the best time to experience the beer, wine and cuisine. The hamburger is discounted (50%) and is excellent. We are frequent customers and enjoy the opportunity to sample a wide range of outstanding breweries. Go to the website, explore and decide whether the...array of tastes is appealing.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Found this by accident and was awesome. A new concept to me but all beers, ciders, wines and cambuocha's are on tap and you use your bracelet to acquire/taste as much of any of them you want You're charged by the ounce so when you...find one you like you can pour yourself as much as you want ( i believe i read a 60oz limit per bracelet) food was done out of the back and all that we saw looked great.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

It was a fun place...they had so many beers it was nice to taste different types. Great for beer drinkers and novice drinkers of beer. The food was good had tacos snd mac n cheese...cant go wrong with that. But had other good food. Fun😊

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A great place to sample and experience a wide variety of beers. Staff very fun and helpful. You can pour a couple ounces of many beers, ciders, meads and wine. Enjoyed it very much!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Beers will flow at this tap house. Many delicious selections to choose from. Food was good not great. Service was fair. Table of five, one meal came well after we all finished our lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2018

I like the "freedom to pour" what you want and pay by the ounce. Good descriptions of craft beer. Cozy atmosphere and good food as well. Gets a little loud with groups.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was the second stop on our food tour, and I thought we were just getting drinks, but then they brought out popcorn with carmelized bacon, fries with dip, and BLT sandwiches with deep fried avocado, which were really good—but I would recommend adding an...aioli with horseradish to give the sandwich some zing. I had not been in this sort of establishment before, and the sheer number of taps to access on your own was intimidating at first, but when I got started it was easier than I thought. Would definitely go back. Good way to taste a little of a lot.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I’m nearly 50 and not ashamed to say I like drinks with big umbrellas!!! You won’t find any umbrella drinks at Barrel Republic. Rather there are options for all pallets; and the food is great too. The music was a bit too loud ... I...don’t like to yell to talk to those across the table. But it’s a unique concept and enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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  • Barrel Republic is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4