Barley Hall to become Joshua Tree again

The owners of Barley Hall, 1314 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston, go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to ask permission to change its name back to Joshua Tree, which is what they called it until last summer.



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Lipstick on a pig

You sucked under that name the first time. Why try again? What a complete joke of a bar.

it seems they sucked worse as

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it seems they sucked worse as Barley Hall - no line outside on St. Patrick's Day seals the deal

A beer with a movie, imagine that!

How is it that nobody's tried this in such a location? Oh, wait....

Although personally, my favorite in that spot was the Armadillo Cafe.

Can't you drink at the movies

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Can't you drink at the movies at Coolidge Corner and the Somerville Theater?

Not saying that those compare to the likes of Chunky's or the Alamo Drafthouse (nor that they compare to each other, one is dinner and a movie served by a bunch of rednecks, and the other is in Texas).

What I'm saying is I'm thirsty and I'd like to go see 21 Jump St.

We're waxing nostalgic

Going back 20 years or more, there was a bar at the same location as Barley House called Play it Again Sams, that played movies that you could watch from comfortable couches as you drank. There are plenty of theaters that serve beer, but some may have fond memories of this particular "theater" with beer.

I had no idea. Seems like

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I had no idea. Seems like something that I would enjoy. Though that specific location doesn't feel theatery to me.


- that is how I knew that bar as a BC student- as "Play it again Sam's". Never saw a movie there though. Ahh- the good old days- when your brother's Notre Dame college ID was enough to get you into a bar.

That, and fakes didn't need to be good

I knew at least half a dozen people making IDs in their dorm rooms with a big cardboard mock-up of something that vaguely resembled a license. You stand in front of the board, snap goes the camera, and voila, instant "ID," no questions asked by the doorman.


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Used to love that place!Remember pizza, beer and watching "The Sure Thing". Wasn't there a comedy club downstairs as well? Then there was Our House across street as well. The glorious 80's!

Can't you drink at the movies

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Can't you drink at the movies at Coolidge Corner and the Somerville Theater?

Yup. Moreover, one can also drink at the movies at the Brattle Theatre, now.

Illiterate Place is showing it

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Sorry, but the "De Lux" theater at Legacy Place just annoys me with that missing 'e' - grr.

In any case, they have some food/drink deal where you watch movies while drinking. They're showing 21 Jump Street, no clue if it's one of the movies you can watch from their Oh Look We Can't Spell Lux Level.

Not bad spelling - it's a pun

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Lux is latin for 'light'. So De Lux in latin means = "of (or from) the light". And it's also a technical measure of illumination (a meter-candle) commonly encountered in the film industry.

Perhaps a smidge of an inside joke, but I always thought it was rather clever (admittedly, I'm a big nerd).

You can drink at the Brattle

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You can drink at the Brattle in Harvard Sq.
With all do respect, I'm thinking you might want to get out a bit more!

See the follow-up posts

My comment had nothing to do with ability to drink at a theater, or whether or not I'm aware of such options.

But get out more? Get out! That would mean drinking with other people, instead of alone, in the dark. ;)

crap bar

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crap bar with bad tacos