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“Best beer in South America” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barbot

Barbot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best beer in South America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I might be exaggerating a little, but not much. I live in Portland, Oregon, land of hundreds of brewpubs, and have traveled extensively in Colombia, Argentina, and Uruguay, and I must say that Barbot has some of the very best beer I've tasted south of the States. And they also stock Maker's Mark, a definite plus.

We ate the fajitas, which also were quite good. The place is inviting, and has a nice "bar feel" where folks can stand around the part and get to know one another. The night I was there, a large contingent of Finnish businessmen were celebrating the end of a local project. It's what makes travel so much fun. I highly recommend Barbot

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BarnabyJ
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“Awesome craft beer bar in Colonia del Sacremento.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Can't find a great beer in South America? Well this is probably as good as you can find anywhere! We visited Barbot when staying just next door at El Viajero hostel.

I was amazed to find a proper craft brewery in Uruguay, let alone in Colonia del Sacramento. All of the beers are made on site in a beautifully restored house. The bar has a great vibe even though it is very new and it wasn't particularly busy when we visited mid week. I tasted all of the beers and they really were excellent, especially the Burton Bitter which was so good i had to come back the next day for another pint.

Staff were very friendly and told me the whole story about the bar and its history. My wife and I had a fantastic time and thoroughly recommend Barbot to anyone who is passionate about beer. :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Silvern
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On the move
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good range of beer and good food too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised to find this brewpub in Colonia with a wide range of beers brewed in-house (stout, Burton ale, IPA, etc). Beers not quite up to the standard of brewpubs in Britain, Belgium etc, but a decent enough quality and good to see locally produced beers rather than the mass produced stuff found in most places. Had the ham and cheese platter too and that was excellent.

They have a few tables on the street (Washington Barbot), some more inside, and a few more out the back in a secluded patio with plants growing up the walls.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank madmikeb
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Squamish, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great beer and a lot of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a new micro-brew house (cervecerie) in Colonia. It is a wonderful place to try an IPA plus a few other brews. The owners have worked hard to bring a good selection of beer. The food we had was very good. We had a great time the evening we were there. The staff speak English and made it easy to try more than one type of beer. Don't miss it if you are in Colonia.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kirstin_Andrew
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely mexican food and great beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to Barbot for lunch and enjoyed burritos, nachos and other mexican dishes. The food was very tasty but the portions were smaller than we expected them to be. They also have a great selection of micro-brew beers which were really good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trbaldwin
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