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The Clarkson Pub - CLOSED

130 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1B1, Canada
+1 705-503-1782
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
19 Sep 2014
“Best wings, better music”
20 Jul 2014
“Worst Pub in Barrie”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
130 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 19 September 2014

Always go down with a bunch of friends, trying to avoid the nightclubs and mindless, boring, EDM thumping underage nonesense that goes on downtown Barrie. Never disappoints. The Clarkson has some of the best menu items in Barrie. Great burgers, sizeable amount. But hands down...More

Thank Connory B
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The food's abysmal the staff indifferent and the ambience has all the charm of a bowling alley. I had great hopes for this place but it's just dreadful.

2  Thank w0lfsheadbc
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I have been to this bar more times than I can count! Each time I go I spend quite a bit of coin and have a generally friendly rapport with the serving staff, one of the reasons I keep going. This past weekend however I...More

3  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This past week I met a friend at the Clarkson for a bite to eat. The atmosphere was good, but the food was something to reckoned with. I ordered the "lightly dusted" wings, as per the menu, Well the wings were hugely in batter, which...More

1  Thank diorkate
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Ordered spinache & artichoke dip. Wanted baked pita bread. Was hard as a rock I couldn't even eat it. Asked for one that was not overlooked was told my server " we'll that's the best we can do" this is awful buck I am a...More

3  Thank E N
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Walked in. There were these wonderful friendly people who joked with us and made us feel thoroughly welcome. But that does not sell a restaurant. The food was great. The server guided us through the experience. They recommended a new draft beer to my partner...More

1  Thank TorontoSER
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Walking along Dunlop St on a sunny afternoon, we came across the Clarkson Pub. It was recommended on T.A. so we stopped in for lunch. For some reason we were the only customers and naturally service was excellent. Bar staff were talking about a new...More

2  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Been to the Clarkson a few times when I am in town. I enjoy it. Its a great place to relax and enjoy reasonable, quality food. A lot is locally sourced. Service has been really good. If I had one complaint I would say that...More

1  Thank Erin C
Reviewed 3 March 2013

From the minute we walked in you felt relaxed and comfortable. The people working there make you feel at home. The food is awesome and a good quantity for the price. With their daily specials its hard not to keep going back. Would highly recommend...More

2  Thank RNSEnterprises
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Prices are reasonable, food quantity and quality was good, a good place for a dinner out. Only complaint on our visit, the background music was reasonable but karaoke was on as well and both music sources were irritating.

1  Thank Nagagamisis
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-503-1782
The building was built in 1870 and opened as the Clarkson House. It became a notorious spot for vacationers to stop by and enjoy the beautiful view of the water. It is also known that for some time, the Hotel was a one-dollar hot/cold bathhouse, with a gentlemen’s only lounge. The Clarkson was a local favorite place to drink and socialize in Barrie. The business had a name change in the early 1980’s and remained under a different moniker until we re-opened as the Clarkson Pub on June 25th, 2012.The pub has been completely updated, while maintaining the building’s history. Although things have changed greatly since The Clarkson House was first opened so many years ago, the pub continues its well-known tradition of excellent service, fine pub fare, and welcoming atmosphere. We are located at the busy intersection of Dunlop and Mulcaster Streets in downtown Barrie. We are a full service gastro pub, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. We have strong intentions on becoming one of the leading live entertainment venues north of Toronto, with an emphasis on promoting local acts as well as nationally renowned musicians. We are a licensed establishment with an interior capacity for 161 guests and an exterior capacity for 118 guests. We have two stages at the Clarkson, one inside in the West wing and one outside in our heated and enclosed patio as well as an in-house PA/Sound System.
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