The Barn



  • Barn Temporary Closure

    Barn to Temporarily Close Effective Dec. 5

    We at the Barn were so grateful to see the response from the UCR community and beyond when we reopened in July for the first time in two years.  

    Hardly a day went by that we didn’t come across new guests with new stories about Barn memories from decades past; the concerts they saw and the happy hours they shared with friends. The Barn has been open in some variation since 1917 and is a signature part of what it means to be a Highlander. We stand as a physical symbol both of fond remembrances and the expectation of good times to come. 

    And we will be providing those good times again. Just not right now.

    The “new” Barn was designed to double down on our reputation for offering a great music experience paired with an excellent menu. We call this Dining, Drinks, and Distractions. So while our guests have given us every indication that we’ve succeeded on the first two counts with our BBQ-driven food menu and Patio Bar highlighted by craft drinks infused with UCR citrus, we of course have not been able to provide live music during these COVID times. 

    Additionally, in light of the new stay-at-home order from the State that’s likely to occur over the next few weeks and perhaps months, we could potentially be required to cease outdoor dining for the foreseeable future. Due to these circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to pause all Barn operations after the close of business Friday, Dec. 4. 

     We thank all the students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Riverside community who have supported us since the summer when we were the only dining venue open on campus. Since the start of fall classes, other dining venues have opened to serve our residents still on campus. The Barn, at this moment, is a cherished venue to have, but is not immediately critical to fulfilling the Dining needs of UCR residents. 

    When the time is right, we’ll throw open our doors and live up to our promise to be the premier outdoor entertainment venue in the Inland Empire. It’s going to be quite the celebration. And we can’t wait to share that moment with you.  

    Here’s to memories: past, present, and future.

  • Happy Hour
    Happy Hour Specials
  • COVID-19 Response

    We thank all of our guests who have put their trust in us since we opened this summer. We continue to take every precaution to ensure we operate safely in this COVID environment:

    • Our tables (max 4 guests) are distanced 6 feet apart, disinfected after every use, and sanitized nightly
    • We require face coverings for staff and for guests whenever they are not eating or drinking
    • Social spacing markers are strategically placed throughout the Barn, along with sanitation stations, and physical distancing is enforced
    • Entry / exit points are contactless and so is our payment system
    • Each night, we disinfect and sanitize all high-touch surfaces, bathrooms, and other common areas using an electrostatic backpack sprayer with an EPA-registered disinfectant
    • Staff are required to take the online campus wellness check daily
    • Staff are required to wear gloves and replace often (finishing one task and starting another)
    • Staff are required to wash hands for at least 20 seconds under hot water at the beginning of shift and at least once per hour (or any time gloves may be contaminated)

    We thank the campus community for continuing to support us, because we'll continue to be here for you!

  • Grill, Salads, Deli Menu

    Order from the Barn ahead of time via the Transact Mobile Ordering App (Apple)  (Android). 

    Submit a Group Order.



    --ADD FRIES TO ANY BURGER ($1.99)--

    BARN CLASSIC (Brioche Bun, Angus Patty, American Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Thousand Island, Mayo, Tomatoes) [$6.99]
    BBQ LASSO BURGER (Brioche Bun, BBQ Sauce, Angus Patty, Cheddar, Onions, Pickles, Fried Onion Straws, Lettuce, Bacon) [$8.79]
    TURKEY BURGER (Brioche Bun, Dijon Mayo, Turkey Patty, Swiss, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes) [$6.99]
    VEGAN BURGER (Brioche Bun, Vegan Patty, Mayo, Onions, Lettuce, Tomato. [All Vegan) [$6.59]


    STEAK FRIES [$2.59]
    ONION RINGS [$3.99]
    FRIED PICKLES [$3.99]



    ORIGINAL CHICKEN (Brioche Bun, Choice of Chicken, Swiss, Lettuce, Ranch, Tomatoes, Pickles) [$6.99]
    BUFFALO CHICKEN (Toasted Brioche Bun, Choice of Chicken, Buffalo Ranch, Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Fried Jalapeno, Lettuce) [$8.99]
    WESTERN CHICKEN STACK (Brioche Bun, Choice of Chicken, Cheddar, Lettuce, BBQ Ranch, Tomatoes, Pickles, Bacon) [$8.79]

    STRIPS (3pc) & FRIES [$6.99]


    ROAST BEEF (Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard. Choice of: White / Wheat Bread, Cheese, Hot / Cold) [Half: $8.95. Whole: $12.95]
    SMOKED TURKEY (Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard. Choice of: White / Wheat Bread, Cheese, Hot / Cold) [Half: $8.95. Whole: $12.95]


    CHICKEN WINGS (6PC + 2 Sauces) [$9.99]
    FRIED PICKLES (36PC + 6 oz. Sauce) [$4.99]
    SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS (3PC + 4 oz. Sauce) [$9.99]
    ONION RING TOWER [$6.99]
    FRIED ZUCCHINI [$4.99]


    BARN CHOP (Baby Spinach, Shredded Kale, Spring Mix, Persian Cucumbers, Snap Peas, Edamame, Zucchini Ribbons & Andalusian Tomato Dressing) [$7.99]
    SEASONAL FARMER (Spring Mix, Kale, Baby Spinach, Watermelon Radish, Roasted Red and Yellow Beats, Carrots, Chickpeas & Seasoned Almonds with Barn Ranch Dressing) [$7.99]



    Food For All. Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-Free
  • Hot Table Menu (Changes Daily)

    Order from the Barn ahead of time via the Transact Mobile Ordering App (Apple)  (Android).

    Hot Table Menu Items and Nutritional Information

  • Patio Bar Menu

    This menu will be updated is subject to change and will be updated as often as possible. The UCR craft beers infused with fruit from the Citrus Variety Collection, in particular, will change based on seasonality. 

    Barn Patio Bar Menu / Summer 2020


    Happy Hour Specials


    UCR Craft Beers October 2020


    Barn Patio Bar Growlers


Barn Grill Menu Photos

Dining. Drinks. Distractions.



The Story Behind the Two-Year Barn Renovation

Barn Construction News Article Story

Read more from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine


Barn chefs recommend their favorite food and drink pairings

Lanette and David

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Creating Signature UCR Beers

John Maino, Ironfire Brewing

Read more from Inside UCR!


More Barn News

Hours, Parking, and Survey

  • CURRENTLY CLOSED: Hours & Contact Info

    Closed until Fall 2021

    MON-FRI: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    1500 W. Campus Drive, Building 358
    Riverside, CA 92507
    Phone: (951) 827-5164
    Instagram: @thebarnucr
    Order from the Barn ahead of time via the Transact Mobile Ordering App (Apple) (Android).

  • Public Parking

    For those without UCR parking permits, public parking is available directly across the street from the Barn (1500 W. Campus Drive) in Lot 4. Guests can park in the spaces designated for short term parking and pay via the ParkMobile App or

    From there, just walk across W. Campus Drive to the new Barn!

  • Guest Survey

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Time Lapse of The Barn Construction

Est. 1917