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The Monkey Barrel

American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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115 Washington St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501-3641
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Gainesville, Georgia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We usually only go to the Monkey Barrel for drinks and it never disappoints! Always a great beer selection at the right prices.

Thank Emily Y
Gainesville, Georgia
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998 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,006 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

bar nun it was here tonight in an other wise empty restaurant/ to say they have fallen off a bit doesn't begin to describe it. the food was inedible. mercifully if was severed in miserly portions. i can on;y assume the place is under new ownership as this place really sucks now. service was non existent, and the on;y other... More 

Thank bbqman3341
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a nice little local spot in Gainesville, Georgia. They have lots of beers on tap a nice bar food menu. We sat at the bar and the service was attentive and quick. The bartender was friendly and the owner/manager stopped to chat for a couple of minutes as well. They didn't have entertainment the night we were there... More 

Thank stevenwbott
Gainesville, Georgia
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Good beer selection. Nice local singers. Food is average. Wait staff are good, but never have enough to fill all the needs.

Thank AprilFNP
Dawsonville, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

Nice little pizza joint off the square in Gainesville Georgia. This place is much better than your normal fast food pizza joint. Great atmosphere and "feel".

Thank Steve S
Gainesville, Georgia
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998 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,006 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

excellent beer selection and late night rockignbands beguile subtly of kitchen delights. excellent small plates, especially wings, salads and burgers are out paced here by fresh salmon atop salad or on a grilled bun. pasta dishes are inspired and served in large plates that make another wonderful meal inevitable. attentive wait staff goes out of their way to make you... More 

Thank bbqman3341
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Read the title. Says it all. Best pizza ever. Great environment, quaint downtown area. Had a fun time with our family and friends.

Thank Gina B
Gainesville, Georgia
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

This mostly pizza joint has been around for many years. Used to be very popular with college students, especially on weekend nights with live music. One or the only place where you could get whole wheat pizza crust and pizza by the slice. Pizza is good. Atmosphere is okay for this type of restaurant. Service is good.

Thank cmas116
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Note: I am rating and reviewing this establishment STRICTLY based on the exceptional experience I had at the bar. I did not indulge in their culinary offerings (even though the owner challenged this suburban Phillyboy that he makes a better cheese-steak than anything I've ever had in Philly!). Allow me to guide you: YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN A LINEUP OF... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

Want to get your beer on in Gainesville? This is pretty much one of the only places to go. Due to Hall County's liquor laws, food must be the primary attraction to an establishment that serves liquor. Well The Monkey Barrel does a great job of serving up brews and music while offering the standard beer-house/pub fare. Wear your jeans... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Washington St NE, Gainesville, GA 30501-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 678-971-4344

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