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General Info

The term Barley Island is the 17th century name for a room in the alehouse in which beer was consumed. True to its name, Barley Island Brewing Company produces fine ales and lagers, which are served in its Old World decor restaurant and pub. Barley Island has an emphasis on freshness -- the beer is made from scratch as well as many other of the food items. The on-premise produced ales and lagers are utilized in the menu sauces and marinades wherever possible. Accomodates Private Parties

Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products

Restaurants

Payment method
visa, master card, amex, discover
Price Range
$$
Amenities

Atmosphere: Casual, Family, Fun, Music Parking Information: Lot

Accreditation

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Associations

Brewers of Indiana Guild

Brewers Association

Categories
Brew Pubs, Restaurants, Bars, Beer & Ale, American Restaurants, Night Clubs, Liquor Stores
Other Information

Cuisines: Brew Pubs, American

Wi-Fi: Free

Parking: Street

Alcohol: Full Bar

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

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MikePrimo

09/23/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great Beers, average food

Great beers brewed onsite and a good selection of 'visiting' beers.

I went during Lent this year because I was told that their fish and chips were excellent (and I forgot to make reservations at another restaurant). We were in a party of 4 and got seated right away. We all ordered the fish and chips and a sampler of their brews. The beer came out first and was excellent. The food came next. While not bad, there was nothing really remarkable about it. Kindof like any traditional pub's fish and chips.

I have nothing bad to say about Barley Island. It is a semi-regular haunt of mine now.

dogbrick

01/23/2004

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Overall
Worth the Drive

Barley Island is about 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.
Inside you are greeted by a fairly sparse seating area, but toward the back things get a little warmer, with booths and frosted glass all in an Irish theme. I especially liked the hanging lights that showed leprechauns holding mugs of ale. They also have an adjoining game room with pool and classic arcade games.

The beer selection is fairly good. They have 6 beers available, including a seasonal or 2, and a cask offering. The have a sampler and growlers available as well. The beers range from standard brewpub stuff to more unique offerings like a 60 Shilling Scottish Ale.

The service here was decent. The food was a combination of Irish pub grub, pizza and sandwhiches.
All in all this is definitely a recommended stop if you are in the Indianapolis area.

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