We are OPEN for Patio Dining and Takeout!


  • Summer 2020 Hours (Beginning July 13)

    MON-FRI: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    (See details below for more specific hours of operation)

    The Barn main restaurant will open July 13 for patio dining and takeout service with weekday hours only. We project to begin adding weekend hours as we start to offer entertainment acts on the outdoor stage sometime after opening. This will of course be done by closely following guidance from the California Department of Public Health. The Barn restaurant features four primary food stations (Deli, Salads, Hot Table [comfort food], Grill) and a grab-and-go retail concept. For Summer 2020, only Hot Table and Grill will open. Barn dining guests 21-and-up will be able to visit the outdoor Patio Bar for beer and wine service as well.

    Barn Restaurant (Mon-Fri)

       11:00am-6pm – lunch / dinner
    Hot Table:
    Patio Bar:
    11am-6pm (offers appetizer menu after 3pm)
    For the first time in two years, the Barn is Back!  The Barn Grill and Hot Table dining stations will be open this summer for patio service and takeout. The Patio Bar will be open for those 21-and-up who are dining at the Barn.   The Barn Dining and Patio Bar: Mon-Fri: 11 AM - 6 PM  The Stable (for UCR staff, faculty, and their guests) remains closed. It will open for full bar and all-you-care-to-eat lunch service as soon as state public health guidance allows.
  • COVID-19 Response
      The safety of our guests and staff is always first priority. THE BARN IS CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE ON REOPENING AS A DINE-IN RESTAURANT. THIS INCLUDES:  •No more than 50% seating capacity in our indoor dining areas •Reduced outdoor patio seating to ensure proper social spacing •All staff will wear cloth face coverings and gloves while working •We will require guests to wear masks upon entering and exiting •Hourly sanitizing and disinfecting of high touch areas
  • Grill Summer 2020 Menu
    BURGERS--ADD FRIES TO ANY BURGER ($1.99)--  BARN CLASSIC (Brioche Bun, Angus Patty, American Cheese, Lettuce, 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]  SIDES  STEAK FRIES [$2.59]ONION RINGS [$3.


    CHICKEN SANDWICHES --ADD FRIES TO ANY SANDWICH ($1.99)--  ORIGINAL CHICKEN (Brioche Bun, Breaded Chicken Patty, Swiss, Lettuce, Ranch, Tomatoes, Pickles) [$6.99]  BUFFALO CHICKEN (Toasted Brioche Bun, Breaded Chicken, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Fried Jalapeno, Lettuce) [$8.99]  WESTERN CHICKEN STACK (Brioche Bun, Breaded Chicken, Swiss, Lettuce, Ranch, Tomatoes, Pickles, Bacon) [$8.79] HAND-CRAFTED CHICKEN STRIPS (3pc) [$5.29]  STRIPS (3pc) & FRIES [$6.99]  SPECIALTIES  REUBEN (Grilled Rye Marble, Russi


    BARN BITES (3 PM TO CLOSE) --HAPPY HOUR 4 PM – 6 PM! HALF OFF! --   CHICKEN WINGS (6PC + 2 Sauces) [$9.99]  CHICKEN WINGS (13PC + 4 Sauces) [$17.99]  SLIDER TRIO [$11.99] FRIED PICKLES (36PC + 6 oz. Sauce) [$4.99]  SOUTHWEST EGG ROLLS (3PC + 4 oz. Sauce) [$9.99]  CHICHARRONES W/ LIME & TAJIN [$4.99]  ONION RING TOWER [$6.99]  ZUCCHINI [$4.99]  BARN LOADED FRIES [$6.99]


  • Hot Table Summer 2020 Menu
  • Patio Bar Summer 2020 Menu
    Beers On-Draft: We offer a rotating selection of twelve draft beers, ciders, and seltzers. Please ask your server what’s currently on tap.


    Patio Bar Wine Menu


    Patio Bar Non-Alcoholic Menu
  • Reservations and Private Events

    Reservations via OpenTable®:
    Reservations for The Barn Restaurant and Patio (five-plus people) and Barn Stable (up to six people) can be made via OpenTable® and (coming soon) on the Barn site: A portion of the seating in each space will always be held open for walk-in guests. The OpenTable® link will be visible once we are ready to accept reservations.

    Large Private Group Events: Original plans for the restored Barn complex included a meeting and conferencing space, unfortunately this was removed during the budgeting process. Once the Barn has opened and guest service patterns have been established, we may consider making it available to be reserved out for private group events during non-operating hours. This will be done in accordance with the evolving COVID-19 guidance from the California Department of Public Health. For now, the Barn is intended as a restaurant and entertainment venue for both UCR and the surrounding community to enjoy. We are not accepting requests from organizations or departments to reserve out the entire premise for private events during operating hours at this time as it could limit the ability to serve all of our potential guests.

    Additional information and FAQs: 

    1. If we can’t book large private group events now, then when?  
    Once the Barn operations stabilize and entertainment events are underway, an announcement will be promptly shared with the campus to allow large private group events to be booked during non-operating hours.

    2. What is the Barn Stable?  
    The Stable is the Barn’s indoor faculty and staff restaurant and lounge. It includes lunch weekday buffet service and a full-service bar. The Stable is intended only for current UCR faculty and staff (and their guests). Like the Barn restaurant, it is currently not available for private events. Small group reservations specifically for the Stable (up to six people) can be made via OpenTable® and (coming soon) at This will include a private room off the main dining area (seating for six) room rates may apply. As in the Barn restaurant, a portion of seating will always be held open for walk-in guests.

    3. Why aren’t the policies the same as the old Barn? 
    The vision for the restored Barn is for campus and the community to come together and connect over dining and entertainment in a fun atmosphere. While the Barn will retain its rich UCR history, its future will increasingly be as a fixture of both campus and Riverside as a whole. 

    4. Are there other meeting spaces on campus that I can reserve? 
    Yes. Please reach out to Hospitality Services at 951-827-5471 or visit to find reservable venues on campus.

  • Public Parking

    The Barn is open to all and we encourage members of our surrounding community to drop by!

    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!

  • Entertainment and Events Calendar

    Join us for BBQ Night on July 7!


    The future Barn Entertainment and Events Calendar is mostly on hold in response to COVID-19. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving guidance from the California Department of Public Health and update accordingly. 



The Wait Is Over!

Barn outdoor patio

Barn opens July 13. Read more from Inside UCR


Barn BBQ Night: July 7!

Barn BBQ Night Platter
Barn BBQ Night Platter









Our first food service offering in TWO years! JOIN US


A Sneak Peak of the new Barn

Read More from Inside UCR.

Barn Team Discusses Project Status

Hear More on KUCR.

Inside The Barn: A Closer Look at the New Renovations

Read More on The Highlander.

UCR Shows Off The Barn as Work Progresses on the Iconic Hangout

Article via The Press-Enterprise. Read More on The Press-Enterprise.


The Barn

Marcus Van Vleet

Barn and Retail Dining

Julie Zeno

Senior Manager
The Barn

Ludovic Giglio

Culinary Manager
The Barn

Patricia Ramos

The Barn

Saleem Pereira

Culinary Supervisor
The Barn

Jaime Leon

Culinary Supervisor
The Barn

Time Lapse of The Barn Construction



The Barn Stable Tasting Series

In October 2019, the UCR Dining team began previewing the new Barn Restaurant & Stable experience with the UCR community. About 25 enthusiastic staff and faculty were given a hardhat tour of the construction site. This was followed by tastings hosted by partner brewers and wineries to identify prospective new beverages for the Stable lounge. Thanks to all who joined us!

We'll See You in 2020

Renderings of the new Barn.


Various bands performing at The Barn from the early 1980's to 2012. (Video only - no sound).