The Barn To Reopen as Tap and Crab Houses

The Carney building’s owner said the business will reopen in about two weeks.

After about four months of renovations, the establishment formerly known as The Barn will be reopening in about two weeks.

The Carney restaurant, located at 9527 Harford Road, will reopen as The Barn Tap House upstairs and The Barn Crab House downstairs.

"We’re looking at it more of a high end sports bar. There will be 24 drafts on tap—microbrews, that type of thing—the menu has been completely redone. Everything has been remodeled in here," said Bob Rush, the landlord and father of the owner Bob Rush II. 

The building, which was built in 1859, has been in the Rush family since 1979. The restaurant has been completely remodeled with everything including the heating system, plumbing and kitchen being replaced.

"There was quite a few challenges with nothing being square or plumb level or anything like that," Bob Rush said.

In July, The Barn closed because of financial mismanagement, a partner in the business said at that time. None of the individuals involved in that version of the restaurant are involved in the current venture.

Patch Local Editor Nick Gestido contributed to this story.   

kevin culler March 14, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Duncan S March 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Hey idiots, just because some random poster lists beers doesn't mean that is what it is. Get some sense folks. I have an idea, let's not prejudge a place until it is open and operating for a while?!?! What a radical idea! Also, as for the live music thing, if you only go to restaurants or bars with live music you must have a pretty limited list of places. Some people like to hear one another talk and enjoy good food while drinking. No clue if this will turn into that sort of place, but I know that the old Barn had horrific food plus tables and chairs fallng apart (my son had one collapse under his 80 lbs). And the few good bottles of beer they had often ran out. I won't be missing that place. If it was such a great place, even with mismanagement, it could have made it. The few times I was there earlier than 8 pm it was nearly empty.
Phil Mccrakin March 14, 2013 at 04:52 PM
BR is a homo
John Doe March 14, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I agree Dan. Also, I think they are opening a Rite Aid across the street at some point.
Duncan S March 14, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Hey folks, Cindy Wolf is opening a new restaurant downtown. It will be an homage to the American Diner Baltimore Style. It is sort of a take on Cafe Hon but without that crazy lady that runs it. And they WILL actually have live music every night after 10pm. Okay, this is bullcrap. But hey, I wrote it so in the comments section and none of you know who I am, so it must be true, right?!?!?
Duncan S March 14, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Which I guess means it has live music, huh?!
Duncan S March 14, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Moderater, I flagged this is inappropriate because this person is purporting to know something that he doesn't. This is not the beer list apparently so the guy is claiming something that is false. I have seen the real (planned) beer list and while it is not perfect and could have more local small batch brews, it is certainly good enough for beer lovers. Those of us who like to good beer can never have enough options. I love Racers and will always go there a lot, but I like a nicer place I can take a date and talk, a place I can take my kids with me (they are quiet and older), a place I can take a client I am friends with, a place a group of friends from out of town can go and catch up, and yes, acoustic music appeals to me. Plus, the crowd at Racers is pretty darn homogenous (yeah, I am a white guy in my early forties like the rest of the crowd there). I don't get the hate on another solid beer place opening. The more the merrier. Beats another lake trout place and certainly beats the old Barn in the eyes of most.
BK March 14, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Hank, what's wrong with a 4-5% ABV craft beer with crabs? A nice light Hefeweizen, a Blonde Ale, etc?
Matt Carroll March 14, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Congrats Bobby. Can't wait to come by and check it out. Hoping you will have soccer going on some of those tvs.
Daniel Aker March 14, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Im pretty sure that isnt the tap list. If it is, it would be the best-worst list ever!
stephanie March 14, 2013 at 05:20 PM
I am definitely not cheap or low-income, to generalize is ignorant. You are an idiot! Some of us may just happen to like their food or to meet up w/friends. There are a lot of establishments to choose from, so if you are not happy w/The Barn...don't go. Unless you have 1st hand knowledge of what The Barn will or will not consist of, you may want to hold your comments until you have facts to back them up!
Anon March 14, 2013 at 05:37 PM
You can't put it on the internet, if its not true.
Michelle March 14, 2013 at 05:48 PM
It's really a shame that some idiot posts a fake beer list for a brand new local restaurant (not another chain) coming to the area and people are judging the restaurant and the clientele already. Support local business don't bring them down before they are even open. Looking forward to it!
Mr Nog March 14, 2013 at 06:15 PM
BR II is a dbag
John Doe March 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM
I hope they carry Bartles & Jaymes and Zima.
Jon March 14, 2013 at 07:29 PM
I'm shocked that no one else has mentioned this yet - did they add more parking during this renovation? It's ridiculous finding a place to park over there.
Kathy B March 14, 2013 at 11:45 PM
I am excited live a good non Budweiser type beer... And great food. Will be nice to have another higher end brew house in neighborhood. We can get $2 domestics at any corner hole
Michael Davis March 15, 2013 at 08:10 PM
There will be an additional 100 spots at the commercial building directly behind The Barn to handle the parking issue. And yes that was a fake beer list
John Doe March 16, 2013 at 01:55 PM
If it is going to be a "high end sports bar", don't forget that specialty drink called "The Flacco." It costs $120.60. The problem is... if you buy one, you have no money left for any other drinks, and you end up leaving.
Steve March 16, 2013 at 09:14 PM
I hope you can find crabs to steam . Nobody in Baltimore has them.
DJR March 18, 2013 at 02:12 AM
What, no Batman?? No middle aged DJ pretending to be 20 something playing "Whomp there it is!" There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Parkvillehoney March 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM
How about some beer from Heavy Seas Brewery. Love '"Loose Cannon."
Elaine March 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I've lived in this area 30 years and my husband all his life.We loved going to the Barn for their crabs until 3 yrs ago and haven't been back since. The sign listed the crab prices (reasonable at the time), we went in to enjoy some....the so-called manager said they did't have any even close to that price. I asked why the prices on the sign weren't changed, he replied "Sorry, didn't have time to change it and if you don't like our prices go somewhere else." REALLY? GO SOMEWHERE ELSE? So we did and have never gone back! I'm looking forward to checking out the "NEW" Barn and hope to be a frequent customer AGAIN since they are conveniently right down the street from where I live. Come on Parkville.....give them a chance to recoop some old customers that were sent packing. Lets give them a little more credit, at least their trying AND I love that they are keeping the name of "The Barn" not like the idiot who changed it a few years back. The Barn is a local icon and an historical one at that....support them....give them a chance! PS. I hope they keep their sign up to date...lol
Mandy March 30, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Well I for one am excited for there to be no live music... Hopefully it will bring in a more reputable crowd no more white trash and old bar flys! Bring on the micro brews and decent food menu!
Jim T April 04, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Maybe you should post the real list so some of the more gullible people posting here won't be fooled by whatever they read on the internet, cause everything you read on the internet is true, according to my French model girlfriend.
Keith McDowell April 09, 2013 at 11:14 PM
I think they should have live music twice a month. What's the harm. DJ's are great also, but let's just see what happens. I'll check it out anyway mo matter what they decide.
John Smyth April 10, 2013 at 03:59 PM
So happy about the parking. Anyone know who the chef is?
HUD Master April 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM
BFD 24 taps. How about some Raging Bitch and a real Belgium Triple? Gotta have some Heavy Seas
Jam D April 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM
I'm not anything close to white trash and I loved the live music and the feel the barn had! Yes there were the tyipical trashy people there but aren't they every where? Not sure this new barn is gonna be my style and that complete sucks :/ gotta find another Saturday night hang out.
TS April 23, 2013 at 04:27 PM
does anyone have a workiNg phone number for this new tAphouse


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