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If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. 

- John Irving

Mural by Dan Black

Culinary to Community

Denton's First Gastropub (est. in 2015)


Barley & Board is a locally created gastropub, influenced by seasonal and fresh, high-quality ingredients in harmony with handcrafted brews, located in the heart of Downtown, Denton, TX as well as in the Grandscape Development of Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony.

When searching for the first location to unveil the culinary talents and aesthetic artistry that is Barley & Board, embracing Denton’s rich history was a key factor in selecting a location. The building in which Barley & Board resides was once the Lacy Hotel, the first hotel built in Denton County in 1858 by Charles Christian Lacy. Lacy, a Public Land Surveyor, named the original streets of Denton, including Oak, Hickory, Locust, and Elm. The original brick interior walls were carefully excavated and brought back to life helping tell the story of Denton's past.  To showcase our personal design inspirations, we turned to local artisans to bring the richness of our diverse community together.  

The restaurant is the culmination of creativity, hard work, and tenacity from a team whose driving force is centered on community, craft, and collaboration. The menu showcases a New-American style cuisine, offering an array of small and large plates. Featuring a full bar that includes 36 beers on tap in the Denton location, which highlight Texas breweries, this fine gastropub offers in-house brews as well as a nice selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails. 

We invite you to join us for Lunch, Dinner, Brunch or Happy Hour (special musical guests on Thursdays from 4:35 PM-6:35 PM).  

See you soon!

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