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Steyn House

2 Marcellus Dr. Barrie

705 252 0989

From South Africa to Steyn House right here in Barrie!  Certainly a change for Steyn House owners Willie and Illse.

Willie jokes saying, “ that after a variety of interesting jobs that didn’t last, if he couldn’t find one – he’d buy one”….  hence Steyn House.

Willie and Illse take hospitality to a whole new level by emphasizing the “u” in our!  Especially by introducing the City to wonderful authentic South African dishes.  Lots of incredibly great Pub Fare is available as well.  Especially wings in so many flavors!

Are you a karaoke lover?  If you are, join the fun at Steyn House every Friday evening at 8.  All your favourite music and friends are there to sing along with.  There’s so much to enjoy at Steyn House!  There are live music events, football pools, golf games, even Jukebox Hero where you don’t have to leave the table to play the songs you want, just download the app.

However, most special is the Sunday Night Dinner Specials.  Every week is a different special that often includes an authentic South African entrée, paired with wine and dessert.  Imagine, taking your taste buds travelling while you’re at a table in Barrie.

Willie, Illse and the staff love meeting new people.  It always seems that they come in as customers and leave as friends!

If you’ve been looking for a pub with a great atmosphere, lots of fun, good food, live music PLUS karaoke then you really need to drop into Steyn House in the south west end of town.

Even better – have your team building lunches or birthday parties, or even New Year’s Eve there.  A great experience will be had by all.

Trivia Nights In Barrie – We Have Ways To Make You Answer!

Do you like to answer quick-fire questions? Trivia nights in Barrie are a great way to spend a night. They are lots of fun, answer general knowledge questions while having a meal and drink, how bad can it be!! Here are some of the places where you can go to Barrie. You play with friends or family.

The Queens Hotel Trivia Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night at the Queens Hometown Pub come and enjoy their trivia night. What else are you to do on a cold October Tuesday night? The food is good and they have plentiful drink selections. Warm and friendly atmosphere and you can win prizes and it’s free to enter! So if you want to have a night out get down to the Queens Hometown Pub.

Queens Hometown Pub Trivia Night Tuesday 13th Oct

Cicco’s Ristorante Trivia Wednesdays

As well as having great Italian food, Cicco’s now has regular trivia every Wednesday night! It’s a ton of fun, free to play, with prizes to be won! Best of all, you don’t need an IQ of 300, with a wide variety of new categories every week, so eat, drink, answer questions and have fun!

The Bull and Barrel Trivia Saturdays

The Bull and Barrel Fall 2020 trivia season has been officially launched. PubStumpers LIVE Trivia is on a new night – every Saturday. Test your knowledge of Geography, Science, History, Literature, Pop Culture and more. It’s a potent blend of entertainment and healthy competition. With all-new questions and prizes, this will surely be an exciting season. They are looking forward to seeing all of their regular friends and making new ones too!

Friends and family at the Bull and Barrel playing trivia.

British Arms Pub Trivia Mondays

Come and experience the Britain ambience with an energetic crowd, unparalleled beer, cocktail choices and every Monday they have free to enter Trivia. The British Arms is one of the favourite pubs of downtown. They also have a special of 2 appetizers for $20 on Monday’s. For us, we love their fish and chips, but that is only us they have lots more to choose from their menu.

TGIF: Mango In Flight

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t you try…

Mango Flight Delay – Barnstormer’s

As the motto on the can reads: “California in a glass made better by the north.” The reference is to the boldly hopped style of West Coast India Pale Ales, which this tasty bevy ably captures.

The mango comes through well, while the hops are understated so that at first, it expresses itself as more of a mango American wheat. At the end of the swallow, a low bitterness lingers briefly, bringing forth the IPA character. Moderate sweetness, with supporting malt, and dry overall.

The body reveals a thin lacey foam head and mild-ish carbonation. And at 85 IBUs, the peachy-golden, slightly hazy beer is bitter, to be sure, but appeals greatly due to the balance.

There’s a plump, fleshy core of peach and tropical fruit to anchor the pine-forest hop quality. With four hop varieties lending hints of tropical bitterness and three grades of complimentary golden malts that produce the beer’s golden harvest appearance, this one is a definite California vibe.

Best paired with a spicier dish, like tacos, or a burger with barbeque sauce. Of course Barnstormer’s terrific menu has plenty of good eats options as well.

What did you think of TGIF: Mango In Flight? Do you have a recommendation for TGIF? We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]

Limoncello Italian Bistro

Are you looking to enjoy a fun night out with friends and family, and you’re in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine? Try Limoncello! This fantastic Italian Bistro uses fresh ingredients and strives to use locally sourced food in all their dishes.

At Limoncello you can have a casual meal with friends, or sample some fine dining for a special night out! The inviting atmosphere will make you feel at home. People who go to Limoncello always feel welcome and leave very satisfied, most return again and again!

Are you looking for a tasty appetizer idea while you wait for your meal? Try their Sicilian Rice Balls stuffed with cheese and tomato sauce. There are many more to choose from, such as freshly made meatballs in tomato sauce, topped with Parmigiano cheese.

Limoncello has an extensive range of dishes to pick from, including lots of appetizers, paninis, salads, pasta, main dishes and pizza! The food is of superior quality and bursting with flavour!

Executive Chef Francesco Petrusa grew up in a Sicilian family, so you know it is authentic Italian food. Try his signature dish Osso Buco, slow-braised veal shank in a light tomato sauce served with mashed potatoes and Rapini. You will think you are eating in Italy.

With an extensive menu, there are many dishes to sample also try the spaghetti with homemade meatballs served in their in-house tomato sauce. To accompany your meal, try their tasty house salad made with crispy romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber & red onions tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing!

For more info visit their website or Facebook.

Love Your Lunch: Liven Up The Noon Hour Break Part 2

The majority of us have almost exactly the same lunch EVERY DAY. In fact, more than a third of office workers in North America (pre-Covid) have eaten a variation of the the same midday repast… for the last nine months.

But how can we break out of our lunchtime auto pilot and indulge in something that will taste good and we’ll actually remember eating?

Barrie has a full menu of midday destinations that will inspire as well satisfy.

This week we’ll offer up a couple of cool destinations to put the zip back in your ziplock.

Liven Up Lunch – Skewers


There is no such thing as too much barbecue. Particularly when said barbecue is an exotic selection bringing the sumptuous tastes of a far away land to your own backyard.

Skewers on Clapperton offers up lunch in a Grilled Korean style. Drizzled in thick, sticky sauces, the eponymous skewer is a popular south Korean street food comprised of chicken and scallions grilled on a stick.

The Bulgogi sandwich, dripping in saucy sweetness

This is an ideal lunch locale because it’s tasty, it’s quick and it’s affordable.

The cozy eatery has a ton of variations on the addictive cuisine (be sure to try the Pulled Pork sandwich on one of your trips) as well as lunch specials for under $10.

It’s a cool joint that easily falls into workplace lore as a lunch place you HAVE to try. One of those unique places that newbies have to make a pilgrimage to before they are really accepted by the office crew. And when they do, they nod in understanding…”now I get why this place gets so many @ mentions”

And if you really want to wow your team, consider bringing everyone in the office to lunch here! Skewers offers catering.

Skewers is open Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 9pm. Find them on Insta and tag them when you dive into one of their dishes!