130 North Citrus Avenue
Covina, CA 91723
Mon – Wed 11am-11pm / Thur – Sat 11am-2am / Sun 11am-10pm
Bread & Barley is a fun little pub that deserves to be in a downtown college community. It reminded me of something you might find near UCR. With thick wooden, tables, large TVs, and walls covered with their many tap beers.
Now I am not a beer drinker, but Bread & Barely, with it’s rotating taps, is a beer drinker’s dream. My friend ordered a pumpkin spice type beer and it was actually quite good, although I am no where near qualified to judge. To complement their massive drink menu, they offer a fairly limited and simple menu. However, despite it’s size does not lack in flavor and variety. They offer several choices of starters, salads, sandwiches, and burgers; simple and not too many choices, but each item appears to hold its own.
On this trip I was only able to try one of their burgers, as did my friend. I ordered their Puck Bacon Cheeseburger which is topped with house-cut bacon, gorgonzola cheese, french-fried onions and BBQ sauce. I was a bit hesitant to order something with gorgonzola, but they did not use too much and combined with the crunchy onions and sweet BBQ sauce, as well as the fattiness of the bacon, it all melded perfectly. The meat itself was cooked perfectly medium and was nice and juicy. My friend ordered their classic burger, their Bread & Barley Burger, which I did not try, but he was very satisfied. The fries were nothing outstanding, but that wasn’t a problem thanks to the quality of the burger.
Overall Bread & Barely was a very nice experience and I would definitely go back if the opportunity presented itself or I turn into a beer drinker.