About Barnstormer Brewing Company

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.

384 Yonge St
Barrie, ON L4N 4C8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, Burgers, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00-11:00PM
Friday to Saturday: 11:00-1:00AM

Cross Street:
Yonge and Little

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(705) 481-1701

Website:
http://barnstormerbrewing.com/

Entertainment:
Open mic night every Tuesday, Live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact us for your event needs.

Barnstormer Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Great Beer (8)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Live Music (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Sports (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food. Cool atmosphere.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

One of my all time favourite spots have been often Always a great !time live there food Had my birthday there !!!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great beer, great food, great live music, service was good, they were pretty busy so it's understandable. It's a little cramped inside. Pizza was awesome, all around definitely will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The place was nice. It was a little crowed but to be expected for the beginning of barrilious. Will go back again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The family agrees that this is one of the best pizzas around! My vegetarian wrap was amazing and filling. The live music was awesome and unobtrusive; she sounded like Melissa Etheridge! We would definitely go back again!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2017

I was very disappointed that the wine was so overpriced. I went to the restaurant with my husband and son. Both of them are beer fans and enjoyed trying the different brews. I don't care for beer and I cannot justify paying $10 for a glass of wine. I don't understand why restaurants charge so much for wine. I buy a variety of wine at the liquor store and I can get a nice bottle for $15. Buy cheaper wine and charge less. I enjoy having a drink with my dinner and sadly next time I would let the boys go to Barnstormers on their own. It is too bad as the food was great and it had a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2017

My wife and I had dinner this week and enjoyed the pizza and Caesar salad that we ordered. Everything was fresh and tasted great. The selection of craft beer is extensive and the Blonde Ale that I ordered was very good. Looking forward to returning shortly. As a bonus to our visit I purchased some cans of beer to enjoy at home. Great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We will be back again for sure! The beeramisu was delicious!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Excellent food and service, every beer and ingredient seems to be chosen with intention and everything is done to perfection.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2016

The beer is absolutely outstanding. I have enjoyed each and every one I have had the pleasure of trying. Great service, fantastic food, the best beer. I honestly cannot recommend this place more!

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Burgers and beer were excellent. I'm told the car there white it pizza was excellent which I can confirm from past visits. A+++ would buy again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The service and food were great...had the southern fried chicken....

The beer sampling is a nice touch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We had a delicious meal with good friends. The service was excellent!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Barnstormer Brewing Company will be our new "go-to" place for gatherings of friends and family. The food was absolutely delicious!! The atmosphere is fun, with aircraft memorabilia throughout. The service was fast, friendly and accommodating.
But the beer.....there is not enough space to say all I have to about this phenomenal craft brewery. My friend and I each had a flight and it was difficult to decide which was our favourite. Each beer was unique, flavourful, complex and clean tasting. I am happy that select brews are available at the beer store and some LCBO's, but I will make the trek for a good sampling!
We finished our lunch with a tour conducted by the knowledgeable Graham, who was patient with our many questions. Do book a tour!!! And don't forget to order beer battered dill pickles to go with your first round.
A real gem!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food was great. The mechanic burger I had was so tasty with pretzel bun. Pizza with beer crust was really good too.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The food was good but it had a couple of miscues that didn't ruin the occasion just would have made it great instead of just very good.
Awesome variety of beers and they offer a sampler that gets you five different beers of your choice or they will surprise you if you prefer.
Server recommended the pizza and maybe we should have taken her suggestion but overall a good outing and loud visit with friends.
We will go back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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