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About Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery brings exceptional craft beer and an accomplished menu to Lafayette Hill, just up the road from Chestnut Hill. With 30 craft and import beers on draft, including house-made brews from Head Brewer Dave Wood.
The cuisine at Barren Hill Tavern complements the leading beverage program with beer-infused dishes and inspired pairings. Executive Chef Paul Trowbridge brings his elevated comfort food to Barren Hill with delicious options including a variety of mussels, Confit Duck Fries, Sandwiches on house-made breads, with salads and entrees among the offerings as well as Brunch on Sundays. Barren Hill Tavern proudly offers a 20% Police, Fire & Military discount with ID everyday.
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Brewery
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday
12:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday
11:00am - 1:00am
10:30am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering is available
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Plan your next Business Luncheon, Graduation Party, Holiday Party, Beer Dinner, Beer Class, Reunion, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower and More!
Private space available for groups of various sizes.
Buffet and Coursed Menus available.
Contact us at Events@Barrenhilltavern.com to get more information for planning your next event at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery Ratings and Reviews
We were looking for a light dinner and some good beer without driving far. Saw Barren Hill on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. Ended up being a great choice. Delicious pub food, there brews were good and they have some better know Crafts on tap as well with a decent small wine list.
The menu was a little lacking in my opin ...
The menu was a little lacking in my opinion in fact so much that we almost left after looking at menu but we decided to give it a go since it was getting late. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks and will definitely be back.
Great Microbrew with excellent guest taps
Recently had dinner here, Beer list in extensive with a great selection of their own beers and guest taps. Dinner was excellent all four people had different items and each was impressed. The only problem with the experience was room was recently renovated and there was a problem with the lights in our room. Waiter told us he tried to adjust lights and they would just go out. Would only last a second or two then back on. A little annoying, however food and beverage was excellent. Will definitely return
a microbrewery for the northwest suburbs!
Took a chance on this place, as beer drinking company was visiting. We had free samplings and awesome craft beers. Better yet was the bar menu! Superb. Well balanced sandwiches left you wanting more. Not too filling. Unique combinations of food. Extremely knowledgable waiter and very patient. A relaxing night for all. We left very happy!
Good Beer and Lots of It
This brewery and restaurant makes a lot of its own beer, and everything that I tried was unique and delicious. The food, service, and atmosphere were all nice but the beer is what shines. I would recommend this for a casual gathering among friends and family.
We won a gift certificate so we decided to try it out. The duck fries were very good and nice to see on a menu in our area. The burger and crab cake sandwich were also good. There were only 7 large plate options and 4 of them were mussels. It would have been nice to have more options/variety. We had an ok night, but I think there are better options in the area that have better quality and variety and a better atmosphere.
Great Spot for Great Beer
This place's food was very good. While there was not that much variety on the menu, every dish that our table has was delicious. More importantly though, Barren Hill's beer is fantastic. I have not had one that I have not liked from their saison to stout, I have not been disappointed. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great beer adventure. My only complaint is that the server did not stop by our table frequently, so we were not able to get another round of drinks.
A Mixed Experience
It was a mixed experience. Our appetizers and mains were very good and the portions huge -- although the flavoring of the pulled pork may well have come from a bottle, not real woodsmoke. The beer list is extensive, varied, and excellent, both as to in-house and guest brews, and the prices for both food and beer are reasonable. Our server was cheerful but badly inattentive, and dumped our leftovers despite an express request for a doggie bag. As to ambience, there is surprisingly little for such a charming and historic building -- bare walls, bare floor, and a cold hearth. If we go again, we'll just eat at the bar.
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An excellent experience again. However, when server was asked about the "North of the Wall IPA" advertised on your website, he didn't have a clue and did not check for us. I settled for something else, a fine porter. Perhaps website needs to be updated, or servers need to be kept better informed. Still, food, drink and service was otherwise quote good as usual.
Ehhhh, won't go back
Tried for the first time the other night after finding on a list of "Places to try in Philly" type list. Good beer list and looked like good food. Made reservations and arrived early and we were sat right away, the place was dead, which was fine as it was a Tuesday night. Keep in mind, the place was dead....took about 10mins for the server to come over and take our drink order, then another 10-12mins to get our drinks. Took our order and the food came out within a "normal" amount of time. They were out of ranch to go with wings. Tried a few different beers, each was just OK at best.
Overall, don't need to go back. VERY turned off by the fact that the place was not busy and it took 20-25 minutes to get a drink.
This was our third visit and not as good as the other times. The salads were ordinary. Our mussels were OK but the sausage & potatoes were not as good. The first room we were taken to was much too noisy that we requested another. Not our best experience
Really great local hangout
If you are up for a lively and noisy scene with good bar food and then some, this is the place. Also nice because it attracts a wide age group--multi-generational. The outside patio is pretty nice, though some of it is noisy from the parking lot and cars coming and going. The bar food is pretty good. A cut above a lot of taverns and if you want a real meal--an entree--they offer up some very decent options. We go here when we're in the mood for a lot of activity and don't mind the noise of the crowd. It can be hard to have a conversation in proximity to either of the bars. There isn't much sound muffling in the decor. But the decor is really quite lovely. Their adult milkshakes and fresh, hot home made cookies are quite the treat.
Great selection of house made beers on t ...
Great selection of house made beers on tap. We all tried a different type and enjoyed every one. Highly recommend their mussels and burgers. Also great French fries. Our server was attentive and timely. Great neighborhood pub!
Not just another brew pub
Had another excellent but casual dinner here. The food is a cut above what we've come to expect at "boutique beer pub" places. Service is shared by all wait-staff so even on a busy Saturday night the drinks and food keep coming. Special note for the short rib quesadilla, duck fat fries, brisket sandwich, garlic sausage roll, and the pork belly reuben. The house beers are quiet varied, and they have a nice selection of other lcoal breweries' offerings.
Nice Brunch but a little disappointed
Went to brunch with a few friends. Prices looked good and so did the food. We were very excited to try this place but found it a little disappointing. I asked for a sticky bun without nuts, but got nuts anyhow. I could scrape them off but would have preferred none. My friend asked for her Bloody Mary to be extra spicy and they could not oblige. Veggie Omelet was good, potatoes (which I normally don't eat) were great. I had to ask for salt and pepper. Also had to request toast and a side of bacon with the omelet, instead of the server asking me if I wanted anything else with it. Biggest disappointment was for my 2 friends who ordered the "Scottish Salmon Benedict" and got a slab of what was clearly Alaskan salmon, which was not very breakfast like. They thought it would be smoked salmon. It was bad weather so the place was empty. Flooring is old and needs to be replaced. Would not hurry back.
Went for Valentine's day
I went for Valentine's day, and it was fairly busy. But since I made my reservation I was able to get my table as soon as I got there. The service was a bit slow but as expected due to the holiday. But the staff was over all very nice, and were very accommodating. I was happy with my food, my date just didn't seem to find anything that she really liked, except for the mac and cheese. The beers were very good, which I enjoyed! They also had a complimentary beer for Valentine's Day which was very nice! I think I will check this place out again some time.
Great beer, service; Good food
Barren Hill has a fantastic lineup of house and guest beers. The servers were all very prompt and attentive. Food arrived amazingly quickly. Wonderful presentation on the plates, but a little bland overall. From the menu descriptions, I was expecting a much bolder flavor. My wife had the Beer Battered Fish & Chips, and one of the smaller cuts of fish was a little too overdone. My scallops were very good. Overall we had a very nice experience and would gladly return.
Went for lunch. Place pretty empty. Fo ...
Went for lunch. Place pretty empty. Food was good as were the beers we sampled. Waiter was helpful. Biggest negative is the interior. Looks like no one has given it a new coat of paint or done anything to make it look attractive. Looks like an old run down bar.
Brunch here was great. Our server read us off the specials and helped us decide. We each got a flight of beer. I had Flight 2 and it was delicious, nice size too. The only downside to our whole meal was that our server didn't tell us anything about any of the beers we got. We had to look up each of the 16 beers we got and read about them off the menu. The food was delicious and it was a good time. I will definitely go back.
My husband and I enjoy dining at this es ...
My husband and I enjoy dining at this establishment weekly. We love the happy hour and variety of beers and recommendations from our server Tracy! This is a gem of a Tavern in Lafayette Hill to eat comfort food such as delicious hamburgers, grilled cheese, and mussels. Everything is made from scratch starting with the spicy ketchup and ending with delicious, decadent desserts. A must try is the 7 deadly sins cake, and peanut butter chocolate tart!
Hangover cure for us! Loved the brunch menu, everything was great. Their beers were great as usual, and they have added a ton of other beers to their beer list. Decor could still use some pictures, maybe of old General Lafayette, or the old war memorabilia. I think that would really pick up the interior.
Historic inn with good food and beer.
Our group split four apps which were great. Short Ribb quesadillas. Corn and cheese empanadas, duck fries and the bacon wrap shrimp. I had two beer flights that included the barren hill beers but also some guest beers. My entree (pull pork with Asian slaw) was good but nothing to rave about. Overall very good but missed the last star. Out server Yolanda was so nice, friendly and very attentive.
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