New Gastropub Barleycorn’s Public House to Open in Shelby Township

The restaurant will serve up made-from-scratch dishes and handcrafted cocktails
Barleycorn's Public House
The chicken wings at Barleycorn’s Public House are prepared in a the restaurant’s newly acquired smoker. // Photograph by Melissa Douglas

Barleycorn’s Public House, a new Shelby Township-based gastropub operated by the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, will open its doors to diners on March 12. The restaurant will specialize in made-from-scratch dishes and cocktails.

The kitchen is led by Chef Patrick Bua, who has been with Joe Vicari Restaurant Group for six years and held positions such as sous chef and executive head chef at Andiamo Warren. “The menu stems from how we prepare and flavor our dishes,” he says in a press release. “Our culinary team adds a unique flair that makes ordinary dishes extraordinary.”

The restaurant’s menu features starters such as Bavarian Pretzels and Smoke Fried Wings that are prepared in Barleycorn’s newly acquired smoker. Salad options include the Barleycorn Smoked Chicken Salad and the Super Foods Salmon Salad, and sandwiches include The Southerner, buttermilk-soaked fried chicken option, and The Vegetarian, which is filled with veggies such as grilled portobello, asparagus, and roasted peppers. Fish and Chips, Veggie Lasagna, and Grilled Salmon Fillet are among the main dishes. All food is sourced locally and will be made from scratch daily.

Barleycorn's public house
Diners can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and top-shelf liquor at the restaurants backlit bar. // Photograph by Melissa Douglas

Top-shelf liquor, a lineup of handcrafted and signature cocktails, and a Whiskey of the Month program will also be available. Guests can enjoy these drinks and more at a backlit bar.

Located at 50985 Hayes Road, the restaurant will feature indoor seating for 170 guests. Meanwhile, the patio will accommodate 35 people at opening but will be expanded to include 10 more tables in late spring.

Barleycorn’s will be open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The restaurant plans to introduce extended hours as well as brunch and lunch menus in the coming months.

Joe Vicari Restaurant Group co-owners Joe and Rosalie Vicari recently spoke with Hour Detroit about COVID dining restrictions and discussed the effect the shutdowns have had on the industry and their decision to share a letter last year that encouraged restaurateurs to defy state orders. Along with Barleycorn’s, the restaurant group plans to also open The Statler Bistro, Birmingham Pub, and The Hill this spring.

For more information, visit