The Barley Hound Reopens with Brand-New Look & Menu After Renovation

 The Barley Hound, a Prescott staple and the city’s beloved first gastropub, has reopened after nearly a year’s remodeling closure to unveil the first phase of a renovation that boasts a refreshed look along with an impressive new menu.

An original concept by Vivili Hospitality Group, The Barley Hound has revamped its highly-sought after patios to accommodate more guests. The restaurant is home to the best patios in Prescott for al fresco dining with both front yard and backyard areas, which have been reimagined to provide a better experience by adding more lounge-type spaces, increasing seating on the covered porch and planting a full-size tree for shade and ambiance. Other improvements include expanding indoor seating by 30%, a larger bar area, a brand-new kitchen, replaced flooring, restored restrooms and other design details such as décor, lighting and wall coverings.

The eclectic spot with a hipster vibe is now open Thursday through Sunday with limited hours, which can be viewed at TheBarleyHound.com for the latest updates. To help meet demand, reservations at the restaurant are available for the first time and can be made through OpenTable.

Leaving its historical charm unchanged, the legendary location is remaining true to the Victorian-style home dating back to the early 1900s by keeping the house’s exterior the same amid the renovations. The second phase of the renovation, expected to be completed this fall, will see the reopening of the back patio area and full-bar housed in a rugged shipping container.

“The Barley Hound is such a special place in Prescott and we’re seeing just how much it was missed with reservations already quickly selling out among both locals and tourists looking to revisit its spark,” said Skyler Reeves, proprietor of Vivili. “We took our time with this renovation, working closely with Wojciak Interiors, to keep the same elements that give the restaurant its character and we’re proud to debut the first phase of the makeover by reopening our doors for new memories to be made.”

The opening menu by Chef Tony Burris features fan favorites such as Duck Fat Fries ($6)‘Merica Burger ($16) and Duck Burger ($18) along with a splendid lineup of new items, including Market Ceviche ($19) made with green curry, strawberry, mint, jalapeño and grapefruit; Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burger ($15) with goat cheese, shaved red onion, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo; Veggie Curry Shepherd’s Pie ($17) with whipped sweet potato, lentils, mushroom, carrot and curry veggie gravy; Truffle Mac & Cheese ($11) with elbow macaroni, gouda, sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese mix, black truffle and bread crumbs; and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes ($12) with Yukon gold potatoes, cream, butter and roasted garlic.

Also known for its innovative cocktail program, guests can expect a mixture of the most popular classic Barley Hound creations from the past as well as seasonal selections.

The Barley Hound is located at 234 South Cortez Street in Prescott and is a short two-block walk from the famed Whiskey Row. Reservations are recommended and can only be made through OpenTable.

For more information or to view the full menu, visit TheBarleyHound.com. To apply to join the team with competitive pay and benefits, including college tuition reimbursement, visit ViviliGroup.com.
About The Barley Hound
An original concept by Vivili Hospitality Group, The Barley Hound is an American gastropub that was at the forefront of putting the small town of Prescott, Ariz. on the map as its own eclectic culinary destination recognized locally and nationally. The menu is designed for both the adventurous eater and those who prefer familiarity, complete with high-quality, thoughtful dishes made with fresh and local ingredients. Located within a character-rich, Victorian-style home that dates back to early 1900s, The Barley Hound is a favorite amongst locals and travelers and is likely one of the only chef-driven restaurants in Arizona where you can listen to the Ghetto Boys while ordering bone marrow, duck-fat fries and an innovative craft cocktail. The expansive, dog-friendly patio is arguably the best place to be in Prescott to be on any given sunny afternoon. For more, visit TheBarleyHound.com.

About Vivili Hospitality Group
Headquartered in Prescott, Ariz. and led by owner Skyler Reeves, Vivili Hospitality Group is the largest restaurant group in the area employing more than 125 people across five thriving restaurants including The County SeatLa PlanchadaThe Barley HoundRosa’s Pizzeria and Taco Don’s, plus a full-service events and catering company, Hawk & Hound. With an eye towards putting Prescott on the culinary map, Vivili is not only committed to executing new concepts that deliver big-city appeal, but also breathing life into celebrated staples while maintaining the quality and charm locals and travelers have grown accustomed to. Vivili looks to expand its concepts regionally and nationally in the coming years. For more, visit ViviliGroup.com.
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