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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As being one of the limited restaurants open in St. Augustine after 8 PM, I was shocked with the quality of food. I ordered the Lamb Burger, which was hands down the best burger o have ever eaten.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2021

I was looking for a place to eat, and (like most other people) stumbled upon Barley's Republic Public House. I was given a buzzer and the wait was about 20 minutes long. I got a seat outside, and since it was very cold outside, the...overhead heaters were very useful! The food was very good and the service was very helpful and kind.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2021

I visited St. Augustine with several couples and we gathered (party of 10) to celebrate the New Year in 2021. We planned to meet later in the evening for a late dinner and cocktails in the Historic district. My girlfriend phoned to see if they...would take a reservation and was told that they only seat on a first come, first serve basis. This is where we should have decided to make different plans: when my girlfriend asked if the hostess thought they would have availability at 9:30 pm the response was curt: "it's the busiest weekend of the year, what do you think?". She did not share this exchange on the phone with us until later that evening and after an encounter with the owner. We arrived at 9:00 pm and there were plenty of tables available. We were seated and ordered a round of drinks and appetizers while everyone studied the menu. The drinks arrived and mine (a Moscow mule) and another (vodka and lemonade) seemed to have very little to no alcohol. We ordered shots to add to the drinks. When it came time to order the second round, we asked for doubles. The drinks arrived and again it appeared that there was little to no alcohol, certainly not a double. We asked the server and he suggested speaking to the bartender. My girlfriend went in with the drinks where she met the manager. He began to explain to her their pouring measurements and policy. She asked if he could come to the table to share this with our group to which he replied: "I'm not your puppy". She came back to the table and was very upset at the comment. The owner came to the table eventually and said: "who has an issue with the drinks?, I want to educate them". He went on to explain that they pour 1.5 oz of alcohol in a drink. I've bartended and have ordered drinks myself for many years. The customary pour for a drink is 2-3oz. He went on to explain that a double is not actually double the amount of a single but 3/4oz of additional alcohol. He said they do this to prevent patrons from falling off barstools. What was most concerning was his aggressive attitude and complete disregard for the customer experience. In short, he was an ass with absolutely no interpersonal communication skills. We decided that his concern for patron health and wellbeing exceeded his concern for his patron’s wealth because his decision to "educate" us about his unorthodox pouring calculus did not account for a discount on the drinks themselves. While the alcohol was clearly much less the price was at the market equilibrium for a stiffer pour across the street. We left and closed out our tab. We went to a competitor down the street where the group proceeded to enjoy a great meal and standard pour. I'd recommend a social etiquette class for the owner of Barley's. Might help to retain business in a very competitive venue.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 8, 2020

Stopped by and enjoyed a cool beverage. Seems to be a nice hangout. Didn't eat so can't comment on food but would return again to check them out.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed November 28, 2020

Happy hour is very reasonably priced at Barley Republic. We also had the pretzels and beer cheese which was very tasty. Off the main path but worth the visit.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

Visiting with kids and many of the places we saw earlier were closed after our ghost tour so we were told to try this place. Service was great, our waitress was friendly and very quick in getting our orders and food on the table. Beef...burger, lamb burger and, pickle pieces and chicken sliders were all great. We would come back again for sureMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2020

Dinner on the porch; food was OK, drinks mediocre, slow service. Waiter was a nice guy; maybe they were just having a bad night.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

Good food, friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere. I would definitely consider going back when I'm in town.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Happy hour 5 - 7 pm with $4 wells, drafts and sangria. Plus $5 smash burger and $1 fries plus $1 cocktail shrimp. Excellent food and excellent service. Linzi is the best!! So happy I kept looking for an off the beaten path gem!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Get the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and the chicken curry. Best I’ve ever JD actually. Heavens to Betsy! Fabulous meal. Good service

Date of visit: October 2020
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I don't think they have TV there! After the hurricane I have gone back 4 times. I got to say, since then they changed their menu and it was terrible. Food is now overpriced for what you get and a terrible selection. I'm so... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barley Republic Public House

  • Yes, Barley Republic Public House offers takeout services.

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  • Barley Republic Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5