Barrio Brewing Co., Tucson, AZ

Barrio Brewing Company was recommended to us by one of the staff at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun.  Always open for adventure, we headed straight over there from the gallery.  The brewery is located in a funky old warehouse, and the decor inside matches the outside.  The interior uses a lot of corrugated metal and old, recycled wood.  There is a very large bar.  The rest of the room is taken up by tables, some tall with stools, some regular height with chairs.  There is also a very long shuffleboard table.  The brewery is visible through glass walls at the back of the room.

Since the menu included a dozen beers, we asked if they had a sampler.  The sampler turned out to be 12 different beers (9 regularly available and 3 seasonals).  The samples were served in two-ounce glasses.  Part way through our sampling we decided to order their spinach & artichoke dip, which came in a bread bowl and was served with lots of tortilla chips and some chunks of bread.

The food was okay but not great.   The beers were quite drinkable.  Some were interesting, but none really stood out.

We were there on Friday in mid-afternoon, and the place was  very busy.  Most of the brewpubs we’ve been to seem to cater to people of all ages.  This one seemed more suited to younger people.  In most of the brewpubs we’ve been to the bar and the restaurant sides seem to be pretty well balanced.  At Barrio, the emphasis was clearly on the bar.

Our waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive, which contributed to a positive experience.  

We might decide to go back at some point, but there are other places we like much better.  They have a website at

Additional photos are in the album.

© Susan L. Stone 2015