The entertainment can come with dinner. The barn serves pub food — burgers and shrimp tacos, quesadillas and chicken pot pie. The specials change weekly, Rubin says, but the style and flavor of upscale bar stays constant.
They have arm chairs around the fireplace and rafters over the bar. The old barn at the Egremont Village Inn gives refuge on a windy night. Tables gather around an informal stage with a piano. And concerts, comedy and karaoke have been drawing a community here for pub comfort food and music.
The local crowd has been groing, and the music goes on year-round, says co-owner Jenny Rubin. Musicians have come to visit from across the country and even across the Atlantic. The informal stage has seen folk, rock, jazz and more — singer-songwriters and string bands from Boston, Brooklyn or the Rockies.
Students from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and local musucians gather here at regular open mics. And a young theatre company, Ghostlit Rep, performs original shows, contemporary plays and classics.