Barney's Boathouse

★★★★☆
  • 216 E. University Dr.

    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  • 480-967-7744

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Barney's Boat house is a great place for outside drinkin. My buddies and I usually go every thursday, but I recently stopped by on a Tuesday night and it was just as much fun. There was karaoke which was quite entertaining and great specials too.

I thought that barney's was just a thursday night thing, but I was mistaken. Each night there are great specials :)))

It's a fun and relaxing environment and I think that this bar deserves a lot more credit.

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Barney's Boat house is a great place for outside drinkin. My buddies and I usually go every thursday, but I recently stopped by on a Tuesday night and it was just as much fun. There was karaoke which was quite entertaining and great specials too.

I thought that barney's was just a thursday night thing, but I was mistaken. Each night there are great specials :)))

It's a fun and relaxing environment and I think that this bar deserves a lot more credit.

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I love going to Barney's Boathouse. It's close to ASU and Mill Ave... They have the best drink specials on a daily basis. Thursdays they have 50 cent drafts all day. 2-4 happy hour everyday as well with 50 cent drafts. They have a barney's bus that will pick you up and drop you off after you have an awesome time. Very friendly and sweet staff. Alot of cute girls!!!

You have to check it out!!!

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I love going to Barney's Boathouse. It's close to ASU and Mill Ave... They have the best drink specials on a daily basis. Thursdays they have 50 cent drafts all day. 2-4 happy hour everyday as well with 50 cent drafts. They have a barney's bus that will pick you up and drop you off after you have an awesome time. Very friendly and sweet staff. Alot of cute girls!!!

You have to check it out!!!

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This is my favorite bar, and one of the best Tempe has to offer! They have awesome drink specials daily, and the food is amazing. My personal favorite? The fish tacos served with a spicy sauce to give them a kick. Their pizza is also one of my personal favorites, which now is available in their new buffet they have with soup, salad, and pizza. As far as drinks go, nothing can beat their 50 cent drafts which is available all day on Thursdays! Their Gator Shots are also delicious and are only 2 bucks! The staff are all really nice and attentive..not to mention easy on the eyes. If you haven't been here yet you truly are missing out. Barney's is a blast!

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This is my favorite bar, and one of the best Tempe has to offer! They have awesome drink specials daily, and the food is amazing. My personal favorite? The fish tacos served with a spicy sauce to give them a kick. Their pizza is also one of my personal favorites, which now is available in their new buffet they have with soup, salad, and pizza. As far as drinks go, nothing can beat their 50 cent drafts which is available all day on Thursdays! Their Gator Shots are also delicious and are only 2 bucks! The staff are all really nice and attentive..not to mention easy on the eyes. If you haven't been here yet you truly are missing out. Barney's is a blast!

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Barney??s Boathouse. . .where do I begin.

I am an ex-employee of the boathouse, and although I do not have the most positive feelings towards the place, I can guarantee that everything I am saying is 100% true. I believe I am a good person with some type of moral code to adhere to, and believe the truth about this place needs to be uncovered.

The place is great if you are looking for a cheap way to get loaded. They will serve you until you are puking on the bar, tables or patio, trust me, I have seen more blackouts and puke-fests working only a short time at this bar, than I have within a few years at attending ASU??that??s saying something.

Although, if you are looking for a place with class, good drinks, and good eats, I highly recommend looking elsewhere.
Let??s start with the food, oh the food. It is notorious for tasting terrible and being cheap. Which it is, and might I add, everything you fear about when going out to eat happens in the kitchens of Barney??s. The cooks do not wear gloves, they touch everything multiple times without washing.

I cannot even count the number of times I have been told by management and Barney himself to lie to customers about what they are being served. For example, the ??Big Kahuna? burger, which claims to be more meat for more money, is the exact same size as any other regular burger on the menu. Everyone is aware of this, but no one cares. Some days, portions will be smaller or bigger, and most of the time things are not consistent to the print of the menu. The owner??s of Barney??s care about 2 things, themselves, and money, which is apparent by their ethics in running the place, and the quality of their food.

If you are interested in putting your money in a place that is looking to cheat you at of every dollar they can, and any way they can, maybe Barney??s is the place for you.

Along with quality of food, comes the bug problem at Barney??s. In the summer, it is cockroaches, EVERYWHERE! I have found them daily in the fridge where food is stored, in the kitchen, on the floors inside the bars, and alongside areas of the building. And I am not talking small, I am talking huge, Discovery Channel sized roaches. Although the owners are VERY aware of the problem, they laugh it off and act as though it is normal to have insects running around the kitchen. They refuse to pay to have pest-control come in regularly.

With bugs, comes the fruit-fly problem. The fruit-flies literally live in Barney??s. They can be found in the liquor bottles on the top shelf, and often in your drinks. What does the management have to say about this problem? They joke and say ??its adding a little protein,? to your drink, and once again act as though this is something that isn??t disgusting. If they find one while pouring your drink, they will scoop it out, and serve it to you anyways.

The cleanliness at Barney??s is horrid. The owners refuse to pay to have a cleaning service come in, and instead expect the servers to scrub up puke, unclog toilets, and literally scrub the place down. If it isn??t done regularly, the manager??s ??walking on eggshells? type of personality looses it, and fires people. And yes, cleaning is definitely a server??s responsibility to a point, but only to a point. There is a saying, ??you can clean a piece of ??you-know-what? all you want, but at the end of the day, all you are going to have is a clean piece of ??you-know-what.?

Not to mention that the place has become so cheap that it doesn??t even use a sanitation system for its water buckets anymore, it uses pine-sol and other random cleaners. For a while, were told to use bleach-water to literally clean everything
But, the bathrooms at Barney??s really some-up everything, stop by for a peak sometime.

As much as I want to get into the money issue at Barney??s--how ??fees? are taken out of employees paychecks, paychecks often bounce, and how Barney forces servers to pay for customers bills if anything goes wrong (which is illegal)--I will try to stick to the exterior problem with this place. Yet, I would like to add that Barney??s is broke, and if it wasn??t for a few rich ??owners?, the place would be closed.

And I am sure following this post, there will be a slew of comments defending the place and slandering what I have to say. But that is only because Barney and the general manager watch these sites like a hawk for posts like this, and then write their own pretending to be other people. Sound crazy? At our last staff meeting Barney said he would pay us to write reviews on sites like this.

But, if the place was that great, and the things I was saying weren??t true, maybe-just maybe- the turn-over rate wouldn??t be so high, and there would be more business down at the boathouse.

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★☆☆☆☆

Barney??s Boathouse. . .where do I begin.

I am an ex-employee of the boathouse, and although I do not have the most positive feelings towards the place, I can guarantee that everything I am saying is 100% true. I believe I am a good person with some type of moral code to adhere to, and believe the truth about this place needs to be uncovered.

The place is great if you are looking for a cheap way to get loaded. They will serve you until you are puking on the bar, tables or patio, trust me, I have seen more blackouts and puke-fests working only a short time at this bar, than I have within a few years at attending ASU??that??s saying something.

Although, if you are looking for a place with class, good drinks, and good eats, I highly recommend looking elsewhere.
Let??s start with the food, oh the food. It is notorious for tasting terrible and being cheap. Which it is, and might I add, everything you fear about when going out to eat happens in the kitchens of Barney??s. The cooks do not wear gloves, they touch everything multiple times without washing.

I cannot even count the number of times I have been told by management and Barney himself to lie to customers about what they are being served. For example, the ??Big Kahuna? burger, which claims to be more meat for more money, is the exact same size as any other regular burger on the menu. Everyone is aware of this, but no one cares. Some days, portions will be smaller or bigger, and most of the time things are not consistent to the print of the menu. The owner??s of Barney??s care about 2 things, themselves, and money, which is apparent by their ethics in running the place, and the quality of their food.

If you are interested in putting your money in a place that is looking to cheat you at of every dollar they can, and any way they can, maybe Barney??s is the place for you.

Along with quality of food, comes the bug problem at Barney??s. In the summer, it is cockroaches, EVERYWHERE! I have found them daily in the fridge where food is stored, in the kitchen, on the floors inside the bars, and alongside areas of the building. And I am not talking small, I am talking huge, Discovery Channel sized roaches. Although the owners are VERY aware of the problem, they laugh it off and act as though it is normal to have insects running around the kitchen. They refuse to pay to have pest-control come in regularly.

With bugs, comes the fruit-fly problem. The fruit-flies literally live in Barney??s. They can be found in the liquor bottles on the top shelf, and often in your drinks. What does the management have to say about this problem? They joke and say ??its adding a little protein,? to your drink, and once again act as though this is something that isn??t disgusting. If they find one while pouring your drink, they will scoop it out, and serve it to you anyways.

The cleanliness at Barney??s is horrid. The owners refuse to pay to have a cleaning service come in, and instead expect the servers to scrub up puke, unclog toilets, and literally scrub the place down. If it isn??t done regularly, the manager??s ??walking on eggshells? type of personality looses it, and fires people. And yes, cleaning is definitely a server??s responsibility to a point, but only to a point. There is a saying, ??you can clean a piece of ??you-know-what? all you want, but at the end of the day, all you are going to have is a clean piece of ??you-know-what.?

Not to mention that the place has become so cheap that it doesn??t even use a sanitation system for its water buckets anymore, it uses pine-sol and other random cleaners. For a while, were told to use bleach-water to literally clean everything
But, the bathrooms at Barney??s really some-up everything, stop by for a peak sometime.

As much as I want to get into the money issue at Barney??s--how ??fees? are taken out of employees paychecks, paychecks often bounce, and how Barney forces servers to pay for customers bills if anything goes wrong (which is illegal)--I will try to stick to the exterior problem with this place. Yet, I would like to add that Barney??s is broke, and if it wasn??t for a few rich ??owners?, the place would be closed.

And I am sure following this post, there will be a slew of comments defending the place and slandering what I have to say. But that is only because Barney and the general manager watch these sites like a hawk for posts like this, and then write their own pretending to be other people. Sound crazy? At our last staff meeting Barney said he would pay us to write reviews on sites like this.

But, if the place was that great, and the things I was saying weren??t true, maybe-just maybe- the turn-over rate wouldn??t be so high, and there would be more business down at the boathouse.

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Barney's Boat House is the best bar near campus. Barney's has a free bus that you can call to provide rides to and from the Boat House depending on if you need a ride there or need a ride home. Barney's always has the best deals around like 2$ Tuesdays and 50 cent crafts all day Thursdays. The food is amazing and they have everything you could want to order. Try the Gator Tails and the Sundevil Skins. They are now offering a soup, salad, and pizza buffet every day from 11am-2pm that's really cheap! Thursdays are always packed and Fridays and Saturdays are always crowded too. They play great music with DJ's every night. It's a great place to drink and eat before football and basketball games. Come to Barney's you won't regret it!!!!!!!!

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Barney's Boat House is the best bar near campus. Barney's has a free bus that you can call to provide rides to and from the Boat House depending on if you need a ride there or need a ride home. Barney's always has the best deals around like 2$ Tuesdays and 50 cent crafts all day Thursdays. The food is amazing and they have everything you could want to order. Try the Gator Tails and the Sundevil Skins. They are now offering a soup, salad, and pizza buffet every day from 11am-2pm that's really cheap! Thursdays are always packed and Fridays and Saturdays are always crowded too. They play great music with DJ's every night. It's a great place to drink and eat before football and basketball games. Come to Barney's you won't regret it!!!!!!!!

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I had so much fun at Barneys Boathous food is great and this guy Junior was very helpful and nice!!!
Party at BARNEYS!!!!!

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I had so much fun at Barneys Boathous food is great and this guy Junior was very helpful and nice!!!
Party at BARNEYS!!!!!

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50 cent drafts on Thursdays.
A very college crowd which is always fun but if your not too uptight and can hang with the youngins you'll have a great time.

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★★★☆☆

50 cent drafts on Thursdays.
A very college crowd which is always fun but if your not too uptight and can hang with the youngins you'll have a great time.

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50 cent drafts ALL DAY/NIGHT on Thursdays, and 2-4pm everyday, Need I Say More. Barney's is the "IT" place on Thursdays for the college crowd, with college coeds making this place a Day Drinkers Paradise. Nothing is like ASU game days at Barney's, where it's packed with rowdy ASU fans, live djs before and after the game, and all the college football games you could want to see on their flat screen TVs. So go on down to the boathouse and see what the Buzz about Barney's is all about.

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50 cent drafts ALL DAY/NIGHT on Thursdays, and 2-4pm everyday, Need I Say More. Barney's is the "IT" place on Thursdays for the college crowd, with college coeds making this place a Day Drinkers Paradise. Nothing is like ASU game days at Barney's, where it's packed with rowdy ASU fans, live djs before and after the game, and all the college football games you could want to see on their flat screen TVs. So go on down to the boathouse and see what the Buzz about Barney's is all about.

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