Barley Johns Brew Pub | New Brighton, Minnesota
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Barley Johns Brew Pub
Excellent based on 90 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

781 Old Highway 8 SW
New Brighton, Minnesota United States 55112 [ print map ]
651 636 4670 | facebook | twitter | food menu

Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-1am

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Barley Johns Brew Pub

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Beer Available At Barley Johns Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns) 100, Barley Johns Alfreds Porter 99, Barley Johns Old Eight Porter 98, Barley Johns Wild Brunette 92, Barley Johns Winter Ale (2011-2014) , Barley Johns Jump Start , Barley Johns Odacer Faustins White IIPA , Barley Johns Two Face , Barley Johns Reds on Vacation , Barley Johns 3 Pepper Blonde Ale , Barley Johns Fresh Hop ESB , Barley Johns O.P.P. , Barley Johns TarLactose , Barley Johns Kronos , Barley Johns Rebel Wheat , Barley Johns Rosies Ale 99, Barley Johns Wheat Wine , Barley Johns Rye Now , Barley Johns Berliner Ice , Barley Johns Warriors Passage IIPA 2.0
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90 reviews for Barley Johns Brew Pub
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  74%
 Food  74%
 Value  79%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
crowderm  (16) Columbus, Ohio | February 25, 2013
I love this place - easily one of the best brewpubs Iíve been to. The atmosphere is an odd mix of nerdy/alternative and Minnesota lumberjack. Iíve caught the servers playing Magic the Gathering when it isnít very busy, yet the majority of customers fall into the flannel wearing, bearded demographic. Cool vibe, and very Minnesotan, in my opinion. They make great beer (Obviously Rosieís and Dark Knight, but the Brunette is amazing too) and recently expanded their tap list. Food is great and really tastes like home cooking (with an edge). Recommend the pizzas, hummus, spicy peanut chicken salad, and the waffle fries (among the best Iíve ever had). If it wasnít such a long drive from St. Paul I would be here every day.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99  (86) , Croatia | January 11, 2015
Very nice place located just north of Minneapolis; it is a little small but has a small bar area and a dining area; the food is very good, most of the beer on tap is their own but they have a few guest taps as well; beer is brewed on site; service was fast and friendly; definitely worth stopping in if you are close.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2014
A cozy brewpub outside of Minneapolis. The interior is quite small, just a few tables. There is a tiny bar (perhaps 6 seats) that no one was sitting at. There is more outdoor seating (not sure if this is enclosed during the winter months...Iíd think so, given that the interior can probably only seat 20 people tops). Definitely a sit-down kind of place. The beers, however, were disappointing. There were 8-9 on tap (4 regulars, the rest seasonals). I tried the TarLactose, Wild Brunette, and OPP. The OPP was decent, but the others were difficult to drink. The food was tasty - I had a curry coconut squash soup and chicken skewers with peanut sauce and rice. Overall, I was disappointed with the beer. I might come back, just to see if they do other styles well, but it was my least favorite of the Minneapolis stops.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Strebs  (203) St. Louis, Missouri | July 13, 2014| Updated July 14, 2014
This place is as local as it gets. The food was OK, and I enjoyed my beer selection. There were other beers I would have liked to have tried, but we werenít there for a session. They have nice single malt scotch. This is a nice place to have as your local.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
redbeard3  (1) , | December 30, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen  (249) Charlotte, North Carolina | August 13, 2013
Visited on a Saturday night. Nice brewpub that had around 12 beers on tap and had a full food menu. Was a neat brewpub, but I wasnít thoroughly impressed with the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (740) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 29, 2013
It doesnít look like much from the outside but itís very cozy and intimate inside. They have 9 of their own on tap as well as 6 guest taps. The beers I sampled were solid but they didnít blow me away which kind of sums my experience. There wasnít anything off about the place. It just wasnít reeking of awesomeness.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 16, 2013
Visited November, 2011.

The first thing I noticed was that there people sitting outside in the cold wind around a fire pit while the rest of the happy drunks were inside. More power to them, but I wasnít about to join. Inside was warmer and more comfortable. The table had a bunch of small holes drilled in it. I learned how to play cribbage, or at least I think I did.

Lots of beers to pick from and they do flights in 6oz glasses. Some were good, some were alright. Service was friendly and the place is enjoyable.

Looking forward to stopping in again for RBSG in a month.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
csaso  (162) Missouri | June 25, 2013
Super cute little place! Very homey and local feel for sure. 10 of their own beers on tap plus 6 guest taps - the 2 of their own beers have been very good so far. Menu is some entrees, pizza which is very good and burgers, homemade hummus app was very good too. Service is good, prices are good. Definitely a place I will be back to!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
camborne  (15) Hopkins, Minnesota | May 28, 2013
Great beer. Good food. Small place with some atmosphere. Will stop back for dark knight
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
mnmike  (33) Minnesota | April 24, 2013
Checked this place out last fall when Dark Knight Returns was around. I was tempted, but didnít go for the roughly $80 growler fill. Sampled a bunch. Good food. Tiny space - but lots of character.

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