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Barrelhouse 101

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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545 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't write bad reviews. In fact this is only the second one I have ever written on line and the first on TripAdvisor. But, I really was disappointed this evening when my husband and I visited Barrellhouse 101. We had played a round of golf in the area and since we have been trying new places via our... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Management response:

It sounds like there was an honest miscommunication here, Elizabeth, and I want to apologize about that. I also want to assure you we would never deliberately try to mislead or misdirect our guests. In fact, I want to make sure every guest has an amazing experience while they are here! I sincerely hope you give us another chance in... More 

Atlanta, GA
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458 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything at Barrelhouse 101 was above average for us except it's a little pricey. They do have a great selection of beers are you won't find anywhere else, so it's up to you if it's worth it. The bar food was very good and so was our service. On the cusp of a very good rating for me except for... More 

Thank ATL-travel71
Management response:

I'm sorry to hear our prices caught you a little off guard. The ingredients we use are the best we can find, and we take care in preparing each of ours dishes, and we think our prices should reflect that commitment to quality. Still, I appreciate the input, and I'm thrilled to know you had a good time while you... More 

Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had such a great visit here. We live locally, but had never been, and now we are kicking ourselves that we waited so long! The food is incredible, especially the ahi tacos and the poutin appetizer. They would have gotten 5 stars, but lose one because they were a little uncool about our kids being there. It was 4:00... More 

Thank Meg R
Management response:

Glad you finally decided to swing by for a bite and a drink, Meg -- I'm sorry it wasn't an absolutely perfect experience. We love having kids in the restaurant, so it's disappointing to read you had that impression. I assure you we'll be looking into what might have happened here. Of course, I appreciate the input here, and I... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Casual spot for good and drink. Nice wait staff - and they know their beers. Caution: if menu says"very spicy", it means VERY SPICY . You've been warned!

Thank Fred B
Management response:

Being one of your go-to spots to grab a drink is awesome, Fred, and it sounds like you weren't expecting the spice level -- glad we could satisfy! Thanks, and I look forward to having you back in soon. Best wishes, Joby Yobe More 

Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We took the family here and everyone enjoyed the dinner with the exception of my four year old son. He only prefers the Kraft processed mac and cheese dinner. The beer Knee deep SIMTRA from Auburn Ca is the best ever to start with. The appetizer garlic truffle fries with the chipotle sauce will satisfy! For the vegetarian there is... More 

Thank Will D
Management response:

Great to hear (almost) the whole family loved dinner with us, Will. I'm confident there's something even your mac and cheese fan will enjoy on our menu, and we can't wait to help you find that! Great to see everything you tried hit the spot, and we're already looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Joby Yobe More 

Ventura, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

With 101 beers on tap you will find plenty that you like. What is somewhat surprising in a place known for beer is the quality of the food. The Avenue Burger is amazing, considered to be in the top 100 burgers in the US. Try this restaurant and also go to the other local breweries.

Thank VenturaCoTraveler
Management response:

I'm so thrilled to know both the selection of beer and the food were able to impress when you came out! Thanks a ton for the kind words here, and I cannot wait to have you back in again soon. Cheers, Joby Yobe More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, actually really good food and good prices. So many beers!!! Good for watching the games too, Unfortunately I'm from England was under aged however my friends who are of the age to drink said drinks were good!!

Thank Jess I
Management response:

Thanks for coming by, Jess -- I'm so glad you enjoyed grabbing a bite here! We appreciate the support, and we hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon. Take care! All the best, Joby Yobe More 

Ventura, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great beers (101!), amazing Poutine, superb burgers and delicious wedge salad! Very low key casual restaurant. Portions are plentiful, food is great and too many beers to choose from (in a good way). Love doing the beer flights. Very reasonable prices for food and drinks. Highly recommend to visitors to Ventura, location is perfect for downtown and Promenade visitors.

Thank DebG1958
Management response:

Thanks for coming by! I'm so glad you enjoyed spending time here -- hopefully, you found a new favorite beer or two to pair with the menu. I appreciate you taking some time to support us, and we hope we can look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in our neck of the woods. Cheers! All the best,... More 

Grover Beach, California
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

101 beers on tap. The selection is truly amazing-you'll have a tough time deciding which one(s) to try. Fortunately, there is a sampler package, so you can try 3 beers for $8.00. Food is also great-my burger was delicious and the fries perfect. Wait staff friendly, helpful, and knows their beer. TV's throughout, so you can catch your favorite game.... More 

Thank raidercat1
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed exploring some brews -- thanks for coming by! We're excited we can look forward to welcoming you back, and we appreciate you taking some time to spread the word. Until next time -- cheers! All the best, Joby Yobe More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Usually I go to this place once a month for lunch. So I decided to take out my wife and we had a lovely night great service and music was great. My wife enjoyed the food and the drinks we nice and cold. We love this place. It's a decent place to enjoy a evening or lunch with friends or... More 

Thank Dushyanth P
Management response:

So happy you guys could spend a date night here! It sounds like you had a great time, and I'm thrilled both the menu and the music went over well with you two. Hope we can look forward to seeing you back around the neighborhood soon! Take care. Cheers, Joby Yobe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 18056430906
Calling all beer connoisseurs! Are you on the hunt for a craft beer or micro brew that you just can't seem to find in SoCal? Do you need an outstanding meal to pair with your beer of choice? Then head to Barrelhouse 101 in Ventura! We have over one hundred craft beers and micro brews on our tap wall, an exceptional menu of high quality American cuisine, and some of the friendliest staff in town that are eager to find the perfect beer for your palette. Want to learn more about one of the beers we have on tap? Feel free to ask our bartenders for more information, or head to our website and check out our 'Beer List' tab. We've partnered with TapHunter to provide our guests with the most detailed descriptions of all the beers we offer. Just click on the name of the beer you're interested in to find out more! Barrelhouse 101 is proud of our impressive menu, featuring a wide selection of high quality burgers, wings, sandwiches, and more that are made fresh daily using top notch ingredients. Planning a party and need a place the whole family can enjoy? Book your event at Barrelhouse 101! We have a beautiful banquet room that can comfortably seat up to 40 people -- perfect for any graduation celebration, wedding rehearsal dinner, or birthday party. Whether you're in the mood for some great food, an eclectic craft beer, or a perfect combination of the two, Barrelhouse 101 is the place to be. We're looking forward to serving you!

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