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“Great beer, great staff”
Review of Blasted Barley

Blasted Barley
Ranked #171 of 870 Restaurants in Tempe
Price range: USD 8 - USD 20
Cuisines: Bar
Description: A microbrewery, Blasted Barley Beer Company offers an oasis for beer lovers of all types, from the craft beer Cicerone (expert) to those who just want to escape to a great quality beer on a hot day. With more than 30 craft beer varieties on tap (including some of our own signature suds) and a bold, elevated menu created by our Executive Chef Sarah Waconda (goes well beyond typical "bar food"), Blasted Barley Beer Co. is sure to be hotspot for any occasion. Be it a pre-game get together, a big night out, or a lazy Sunday brunch afternoon, Blasted Barley serves up ample interior seating and an always-inviting patio. Blasted Barley Beer Company brews it beer with laughter and love. We like to get crazy and fool around but we have some classic styles we can't help running back to. Our Resident Head Brewer at Blasted Barley Beer Company, Ian Campbell-O'Neill, is a local brewer who turned a hobby into a profession. Ian makes our house made craft beer right here on world famous Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona. Often found skateboarding and adventuring with his black Labrador (Nixon), he also enjoys sharing stories and craft beer with friends and family. A true craftsman, Ian's quote is "Beer. A story that needs to be told." He is energetic and kind, stop in and cheers with him!
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Description: A microbrewery, Blasted Barley Beer Company offers an oasis for beer lovers of all types, from the craft beer Cicerone (expert) to those who just want to escape to a great quality beer on a hot day. With more than 30 craft beer varieties on tap (including some of our own signature suds) and a bold, elevated menu created by our Executive Chef Sarah Waconda (goes well beyond typical "bar food"), Blasted Barley Beer Co. is sure to be hotspot for any occasion. Be it a pre-game get together, a big night out, or a lazy Sunday brunch afternoon, Blasted Barley serves up ample interior seating and an always-inviting patio. Blasted Barley Beer Company brews it beer with laughter and love. We like to get crazy and fool around but we have some classic styles we can't help running back to. Our Resident Head Brewer at Blasted Barley Beer Company, Ian Campbell-O'Neill, is a local brewer who turned a hobby into a profession. Ian makes our house made craft beer right here on world famous Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona. Often found skateboarding and adventuring with his black Labrador (Nixon), he also enjoys sharing stories and craft beer with friends and family. A true craftsman, Ian's quote is "Beer. A story that needs to be told." He is energetic and kind, stop in and cheers with him!
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit. Bar staff extremely friendly. Had their quad, wife had their heffe. Both were very good. Did not eat there. Live music was eclectic and enjoyable.

Thank DawgPound81
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This place has a great staff! Friendly environment and great good! Had a work party here the staff was vary helpful and professional

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Thank michaelabarcelo
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, great environment. Live music on Sunday, but beer was just ok. We like hoppy. Got the Duke of Dank, supposedly the hoppiest, was not hoppy in our opinion. Ordered the cauliflower app and it took 30minutes to come out. Was nothing to rave about. Just grilled cauliflower with too soupy a sauce. Bartender did give us free beer due to the wait. Used a $20 groupon we paid $12 for but probably wouldn't come back.

Thank Missy G
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I had higher hopes for this place based on the menu (viewed in advance on the website). Very friendly staff seemed lost with no apparent management guidance. But mostly, the place was just dirty. Empty cardboard boxes behind the bar, bathroom was in need of attention, bar had not been wiped down after guests had left...

Decent concept, poorly managed.

Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We were a 3 generation party of 9 on a very slow night here. Things started off poorly when it took almost 10 minutes for server to bring drinks. There were very few people there so not sure what the hold up was. Two of us ordered margaritas, one was ok and mine I sent back. Beer and sodas were fine. Appetizers of buffalo tots, pretzels with beer cheese and cauliflower were all decent bar food, and the best thing of the evening. First 2 dinners came out - turkey burger and wings. Asked for mild, got traditional which I was not told were medium so they didn't get eaten. Five minutes passed before other entrees came out, except for one! He waited at least 5 minutes before his black bean burger came out and then it was mushy and it got left on the plate after a few bites. The turkey burger was also not very tasty and half of that got left as well. If it was not for appetizers and going for ice cream after, several of us would have left hungry.

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Thank grandeb
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