About.

Barr’s Public House was established in 2012. The goal was to create a unique gastro-pub that features high quality pub fare, an exquisite wine list, eclectic craft beer selection, and a combo of authentic & creative hand-crafted cocktails. The name “Public House,” comes from European terminology that has thus been condensed over the years to “Pub”.

The decor and ambiance of the bar is industrial-chic. There are 3 distinct rooms plus a patio with a view of the pond and the building mural. “The Barrel Room,” has furniture made of whiskey barrels and an oak slat bar; “The Lounge,” has granite table tops as well as a granite bar-top with comfortable seating and dim lighting; “The Locker Room,” has beautiful cabinets (lockers) for rent which members can house their own stock of wine or liquor- this is also where live music sets up Thursday thru Saturday nights. The Locker Room can be reserved for private luncheon meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, or other event and is equipped with a projector. Another unique offering is the rotating selection of local art, which keeps the aesthetics interesting and note-worthy.

Private parties & event inquiries: events@barrsph.com

  • Please include the day & time requested, how many guests you are expecting, the nature of the event, and your contact information.

Menu Highlights: – Kobe Sliders on toasted pretzel buns – Baked & Grilled Wings – Bourbon Glazed Salmon – Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free options

Restaurant Fun Facts: – Our business is women run – Our draft list is always rotating – The cocktail menu is fresh & creative – “The Locker Room” is a private room with a projector screen for meetings or picture slide-shows – BPH is LGBT friendly – We take care of people and actually care

Need to Know: Reservations are available on Resy.com up to 30 days in advance. A portion of our bar and dining room is held nightly for walk-in diners. If you are running late, please call us at 419-866-8466. We hold the table for a grace period of 15 minutes before offering the reservation to our wait list.

OUR MISSION.

We here at Barr’s Public House believe in providing an inviting, genuine, (yet unassuming) escape where people can meet in the presence of friends for quality drinks, an unexpected menu & a warm atmosphere.

We take great pride in providing exemplary service which comes with character, integrity and without compromise.

We pledge to you, our patrons, the highest quality in all things: food, beverage, service & ambiance, while constantly evolving to meet the needs of our stated mission.

Welcome to- “Our House, Your Pub.”

Our Faces

  • Ken Gabel, Owner

    Ken Gabel is a local entrepreneur born and raised in Toledo. He and his family own and operate VM Systems, an HVAC contractor specializing in sheet metal, which has been a benefit in facilitating many projects and improvements at Barr’s Public House. Ken has always wanted to own a bar & is happy that he has had the opportunity to buy and create such a unique pub and grill as Barr’s Public House. He also feels very lucky to have such a large and supportive group of family and friends who frequent the pub. He and his family are fun-loving people and make all the guests and employees at BPH feel very comfortable and accepted as part of the Gabel Clan! One of his favorite things about owning a bar is socializing with the regular guests and meeting new people. One more interesting fact about Ken is: his drink of choice is Bud Select- even though the bar focuses on craft beer- it’s always safe to assume that there’s plenty in stock!

    Ken thanks you for your patronage & looks forward to meeting you soon. Cheers!

  • Stephanie Soldner, Managing Partner

    Stephanie began working in the hospitality/service industry when she was 19 yrs. old; she has progressed from server, to bartender, to management. Now, with over ten years of industry experience, she is able to use that knowledge & expand on it for her guests and her staff. She loves learning new facts about wine & craft beer, and is always enthusiastic when she has something new to offer. One of her favorite things to do is research the top trends in Chicago, New York & L.A. and then use those ideas to create something that is totally new to the Midwest. The pub features a dynamic cocktail menu, wine list & craft beer selection, which she takes great pride in making sure that there is a balance between the trendy and the classic offerings. Stephanie also loves the challenge of evolving while training and coordinating with her staff so that her guests can have a consistent and top-notch experience. A few things that she feels sets herself and the pub apart from the rest is their positivity and friendliness, comfortable ambiance and quality pub fare.

    “It just feels good to work here, we have a great staff & clientele, and we are constantly striving to improve.”

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