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“Good food, Good drinks, Good atmosphere.”
Review of The Clarkson Pub - CLOSED

The Clarkson Pub
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Canadian, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: The building was built in 1870 and opened as the Clarkson House. It became a notorious spot for vacationers to stop by and enjoy the beautiful view of the water. It is also known that for some time, the Hotel was a one-dollar hot/cold bathhouse, with a gentlemen’s only lounge. The Clarkson was a local favorite place to drink and socialize in Barrie. The business had a name change in the early 1980’s and remained under a different moniker until we re-opened as the Clarkson Pub on June 25th, 2012.The pub has been completely updated, while maintaining the building’s history. Although things have changed greatly since The Clarkson House was first opened so many years ago, the pub continues its well-known tradition of excellent service, fine pub fare, and welcoming atmosphere. We are located at the busy intersection of Dunlop and Mulcaster Streets in downtown Barrie. We are a full service gastro pub, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. We have strong intentions on becoming one of the leading live entertainment venues north of Toronto, with an emphasis on promoting local acts as well as nationally renowned musicians. We are a licensed establishment with an interior capacity for 161 guests and an exterior capacity for 118 guests. We have two stages at the Clarkson, one inside in the West wing and one outside in our heated and enclosed patio as well as an in-house PA/Sound System.
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Been to the Clarkson a few times when I am in town. I enjoy it. Its a great place to relax and enjoy reasonable, quality food. A lot is locally sourced. Service has been really good. If I had one complaint I would say that the booth seats are not very comfortable! Maybe grab a table or a seat up at the bar if you can!

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1  Thank Erin C
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

From the minute we walked in you felt relaxed and comfortable. The people working there make you feel at home. The food is awesome and a good quantity for the price. With their daily specials its hard not to keep going back. Would highly recommend it to anyone in and around Barrie.

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2  Thank RNSEnterprises
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Prices are reasonable, food quantity and quality was good, a good place for a dinner out.

Only complaint on our visit, the background music was reasonable but karaoke was on as well and both music sources were irritating.

1  Thank Nagagamisis
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Don't be fooled by the term Pub- this "pub" is darn near fine dining without the pretention and with out the requisite cheeks barely covered mini skirt. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and independent - meaning, they could answer questions without asking the kitchen staff and they used words that a person with at least an IQ of 100 would use. The owner -Erin- made a point of coming over to our table to welcome us. All in all, it was a great dining experience and the prices were more than reasonable. We will definately go back- we really look forward to the Montreal style terrace in the summertime.

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1  Thank Slowhand100ca
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I read a review of this newly renovated "Clarkson Pub", downtown Barrie along the waterfront, along with an ad for their $9.00 Fish & Chip special.
So me, Colleen and Laura ventured over and amazingly we all ordered the same special. WOW, were we ever pleased!
They offered the fish either pan fried or deep fried, both excellent, with your choice of chips or greens. Washed it down with some Keith's Ale and Palm Bay Coolers.
Our server Jon was charming and delightful, and the decor and cleanliness was first-rate.
We WILL return for more great food and lively ambiance.
I recommend you visit The Clarkson Pub, whether you live here or you're passing through!
Cheers!
Paul

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1  Thank Paulshappy
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