Barnstormer Brewing Company

4.5
144 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Brewery
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. is an award-winning microbrewery offering spent-grain artisan pizza, weekend brunch and other outstanding house-made pub fare alongside premium craft beer and specialty cocktails. Diners get a view of the brewing process behind glass in the restaurant where private tours are available every weekend for free. There is also a late night bottle shop where guests can taste their favourite beer styles and take them home everyday of the week. In the summer, there's even a hop garden patio for outdoor seating. Welcome aboard the new class of beer, passengers. We hope you enjoy your flight.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brewery, Burgers, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00-11:00PM
Friday to Saturday: 11:00-1:00AM
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Phone number
(705) 481-1701
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Yonge and Little
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Entertainment
Open mic night every Tuesday, Live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Special Events & Promotions
Contact us for your event needs.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 144 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time and excellent service at Barnstormer's for my husband's birthday. We had a group of 10 (including kids and a baby) and it was a lovely experience. The beer is fantastic and the food is delicious. It's a really cool and casual atmosphere and you can buy beer to go long after the lcbo/beer store closes. Check it out!

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VN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had my sons birthday dinner at Barnstormers and had a great time! Great food and beverages.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good fun. We were here for trivia night and had a great time.

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great beer and exceptional service as always. Would really love to see a vegan option or two so I could heve more than salad.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great. Service a bit slow considering only 3 other tables were occupied at the time.
Quite a few beers were "sold out".
The burger was really good

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s
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice luncheon today at Barnstormer Brewing in Barrie. Gorgeous afternoon so the roll up door was open, giving a sheltered patio feel. Crab cakes, fish tacos, mushroom brie burger and charcuterie board were all tasty and pleasingly presented. Flight of 4 beers brewed in-house provided a nice sampling. I shall return!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hi there. Our team from work dined at Barnstormers for lunch for my birthday and it was fabulous. We had previously eaten there before and had a great experience so the choice was easy where we should go. I have had a few things on the menu from previous visits but this was the first time having the fish tacos. I quite enjoyed them. They were cooked perfectly and the beer batter was very tasty and didn't over take the fish. We will definitely be going back!

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best food I've had in s long time. Everyone loved their meal.

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RB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. Good service. Loads of good beer options. Love the fresh ingredients!

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beer is overpriced, for bloody sakes, you make it right there on premises! Less than $3 for a can at lcbo, yet $8 for 16oz what gives?

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent pizza
Very busy and loud And that was before the live music. However the artist was fantastic when he came on at 8:00. Great vocals 👍🏾

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OB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first experience tasting Barnstormer beer was on a craft beer cruise in the Toronto harbour in 2014. After learning that the "F-Bomb Blonde" (now called 400 Blonde due to LCBO shelving rules) that we loved was brewed in Barrie, being from Newmarket, my parents took a drive up to see what it was all about! Not only was the atmosphere great, the pizza is so hard to beat, and we love the flavour of the spend crust. Also - the cajun dusted chicken wings are some of the best we've ever had. And, each time, we're always impressed with the friendly staff! They are always so friendly and helpful!
We've been back many times, including for events such as a pottery-making workshop!
We also love that we can take growlers and tall-cans to go, and are obsessed with Terry's Hot Sauce that is also available (and super reasonably priced) to take home as well! We highly recommend this location & experience!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal with fantastic beer!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alway great! Fantastic food, great beer and wonderful service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great spot for the local craft beer and the pizza is delicious! I recommend the Crash and Burn pizza but beware - those jalapeños are HOT!!! We also enjoyed the dry wings which were tasty!

I suggest the German inspired wheat beers and my partner loves the IPAs.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent beer made in house. Great food that great value and fresh. Service is always good. We go a few times per year. Love barnstormer!

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M
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Fish tacos never fail, simply cannot find anywhere that compares.
Deep fried pickles in light batter are also perfect.
Friendly service.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We visited Barnstormers from out of town while staying at a resort about 30 minutes away. The food was decent and the beer was good, but our dining experience wasn't the best. The whole meal we felt rushed although it was a Monday evening around 7pm and the place was not full. Our salads and soup arrived in a timely manner but before half of the table was finished eating the appetizers the main course was delivered to the table. We were in and out of the place within an hour and barely had time to finish one beer each. I would recommend re-examining delivery timing to allow for a more relaxed meal by your patrons.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great!! Good size portion of food. The only disappointment was the cold, hard cheese curds served on the poutine. Three orders of it. The waitress offered to replace the orders , but the craving was lost. The other dishes of food were yummy.

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SC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The theming was great. We ordered the skirt steak which was good (not overly warm), but fries were excellent. However I was a little put off by the fact that they pile the fries on top of an aioli. I don't like aioli, so I wish they would have mentioned that. I wouldn't have had to waste half of my fries.

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RP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Excellent food. The mussels and burgers are wickly great! Polite server with a friendly smile. Lots of craft beer to choose from. Highly recommended.

Enjoy!!!

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FM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Repeat visit, it was a nice day, front door was open and our server was great. I was the dd so no beer but the flight at the table was enjoyed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was there 2 years ago and was impressed did the brewrey tour and ate and had some beer came back and still just as good service was great beer was excellent and the pizza was outstanding.

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W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went here twice during Barrielicious and had 3 courses for $25. The food was great, my husband had the burger and I had the pulled pork. The burger was cooked perfectly and the buns were so fresh. The brownie they had for dessert with the beer caramel sauce was to die for. This is a craft brewery and they have many choices of beer available. My husband had a pint of True North Beer and the 400. His favorite so far is the 400. Great atmosphere, I love the upcycling of the plane parts and the bowling alley tables. This is a great bar/restaurant.

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P
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Beer is fantastic! Food is the best. Always a great time here. Keeps us coming back from GTA

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never been disappointed here. Always a great experience with amazing beer selections and incredible food!

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r
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy my visit... that's why I'm a regular!!

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BG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The setting for Barnstormer is not excellent a strip mall, with no view to speak of. However to their credit that have made the trip worthwhile, with excellent food, great craft beer created on site, good ambience inside and an interesting menu. Helped that our waitress was perfect, just enough - not too much. Also they have a retail store for beer and paraphernalia purchases. We had the Cat III Whiteout pizza. It was absolutely excellent. Don't let "white" throw you off, it is not a yucky cream sauce all over the top, you need to try this "pie", trust me!! We had the flight of home brews, they were all great. We bought some off the 400 (Hwy) and Watermelon ale. We will be back hoping to try other food items, but I can imagine going back to the Cat III it was that good!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. Cool atmosphere.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy going to Barnstormer - it's close to work so we've been going there since the first week it opened - the first class fries & the white out pizza are awesome! This visit was for my birthday & we had great food in a good atmosphere. Will be back again soon!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

I'm reluctant to leave a bad review as we are frequent patrons of Barnstormers and with the exception of our last visit have always had a positive experience enjoying the service, food and atmosphere. However, on this visit the customer service left a lot to be desired. We made our reservations two days prior and when we arrived another couple was just ahead of us and although they did not have reservations, they were seated in the general dining room while we were directed to a back booth, facing the kitchen, close to the restrooms and in front of a booth that was being used by staff to cash out. While sitting there waiting to be served we were privy to staff conversing with each other, commenting on the patrons (VERY unprofessional), noisily counting their change and generally discussing their shift with coworkers. There seemed to be NO regard whatsoever for that fact that paying guests were seated within immediate earshot. Food and beverages were excellent as always. We were looking forward to a evening out at one of our favorite local eateries but the experience was definitely overshadowed by the lack of customer service and professionalism displayed by some staff.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wednesday pub trivia night is our favourite date night and friends get together. We love the beer and food

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KI
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Even though I had made a reservation very far in advance, we were made to wait 45 for our table. My mother who was with us, is 79 and standing in the lobby was very uncomfortable for her. The food was average. The waitress never returned to our table with change from a $20 to pay for a $7.50 drink. The live music was very good but too loud for the small space. Perhaps this is the best that Barrie has to offer, but I was very disappointed. This was a birthday celebration so next year we will look elsewhere.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Our group attended for brewhaha. 3 of us would return and recommend this event. It is a unique and worthwhile initiative. Angel, the host, is energetic and invested which resonates with all stakeholders and sets the tone for an entertaining evening.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for lunch with my daughter.. we were on a time frame and in and out within an hour at lunch time and not rushed.
Food fabulous and I can't wait to go back. Had small gluten free pizza and ate it all ..was delicious . A small could easily feed two adults...
Love the atmosphere, décor.. selection and friendly staff.

Definitely on my " go again list.
Bonnie F

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and he beer can't be beat! Friendly service and love the vibe. Best local watering hole for locals living in the south end of Barrie and for beer lovers passing through.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

food was outstanding, beer was even better! a new favourite!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening, good food with outstanding service. The entertainment was a lot of fun too. The one downfall was that they ran out of 400:( Overall, it was a great night out!

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CG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cold beer and terrific pizza! Great for a friend's get together or date night.

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w
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was one of the Saints and Sinners tour and I unfortunately didn't get here during the tour but made a point of going next time in Barrie. Worth the trip!
Courtney was great. I recommend the pizza and the 400 beer. Would like to try flights next time. Also, don't forget to look at the pictures and the aircraft assembly (on ceiling) and equipment on the short walls.

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