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“Friendly spot with good food -- and drink.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barley House

The Barley House
Ranked #1 of 157 Restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Concord's choice for quality food, top-notch service, and fresh local micro-brews. Located across the street from the State Capitol, The Barley House is a popular spot for business lunches, parties, after-work crowds, and culinary pleasure seekers.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Friendly spot with good food -- and drink.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and find it consistently good and enjoyable. The menu is varied -- even for a vegetarian. The quality is very good. And it's a "happening" place. Friendly atmosphere.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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726 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
“Excellent Pub; Very Good Pub Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Barley House sits along the picturesque downtown of Concord, New Hampshire directly across from the beautiful historic statehouse. There is easy parking in front.

The Barely House merits a 5 as a brewpub and 4 as a restaurant. It has an authentic British Isles pub feel from the moment you enter, with lots of wood and intimate rooms of different sizes. The bar offers a wide variety of beers from popular brands to multiple microbreweries and seasonal offerings.

The staff is extremely friendly, responsive, and enthusiastic.

A real standout is that they have live acoustic Irish/Celtic music on Tuesday nights beginning at about 7:00. There is a large group of talented local musicians who just come together to play. Despite the informality of the setting, the music was outstanding, and I saw them play instruments that included guitars (and several Celtic variations), fiddles, flutes, some sort of Irish bagpipe, and a dulcimer. For the price of a beer (or two) you can enjoy the music for hours, as many in the restaurant did.

The food is pub food, but was freshly prepared and very good. You won't get haute cuisine, but you will enjoy your meal.

The Barley House provides an excellent pub experience. Go there on a Tuesday night.

  • Visited October 2012
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Salem, Massachusetts
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“You must go here if you are in Concord”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Cheap, great food, just about everything home made. Soup for $3 a bowl and good! Not your average Irish bar food. A must go to when in concord.

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Maryland
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Nice Guinness Stew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Pleasant place and pleasant service. It is located directly across from the capitol building, so convenient for lunch before or after you tour.

Visited October 2012
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“Above average pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Super staff and clean appearing English pub atmosphere. Black bean burger too crumbly and too spicey.

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