COLD SPRING - 859.442.3400 | LAKESIDE PARK - 859.331.6633 | FLORENCE - 859.371.4100

Lakeside Park

Our Lakeside Park location, also called the Five Mile House, features a spacious patio, friendly servers, and an energetic atmosphere! Our hours are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Online Ordering: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Kitchen: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – Saturday
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Online Ordering: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Kitchen: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Join us during our hours of operation for cold beer and great food! Enjoy $2.50 domestic pints and a .75 cent discount on all beer, wine, and cocktails for Happy Hour! We have Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00.

We’re hiring! Come join us at Lakeside Park in the Five Mile House for great food and a fun environment!

Address:
2642 Dixie Highway
Lakeside Park, KY 41017
859.331.6633

Five Mile House

From Toll House to Bar and Grill: A History of Five Mile House

Before Barleycorn’s was the lively sports bar and grill we know today, the Five Mile House stood tall in the 1800s as a toll house. Back then, Dixie Highway was known as Lexington Pike, a popular roadway to get to and from Lexington, KY. People would stop at the Five Mile House to water their horses and take a rest from the road.

Fast forwarding to 1910, a couple named Charles and Anna Retschulte purchased the building. They turned it into a restaurant, complete with a shady area available for picnics for those who wanted to eat outside. The C. Retschulte Five Mile House was a popular location for travelers and locals alike, especially considering the social and political landscape of the time.

Prohibition was officially enacted in 1920 and would last until 1933, meaning the bars and grills of the time couldn’t legally sell alcohol. In 1925, Charles Retschulte got in trouble when it was discovered that he had eleven and a half barrels of beer that were connected by a pipe to the bar.

From there, the restaurant shut down and stayed closed until it reopened in 1943. Casino-style gambling was becoming popular in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, and owner Florence Cahill restored the building to be run as a restaurant/gambling den until 1962. It was rumored that the local mafia used the Five Mile House as a meeting place.

In 1963, Arthur List purchased the Five Mile House and would run it as a bar and grill until 1984. That year, Ken Heil purchased the building and, along with his brother Joe, created Barleycorn’s. Today, Barleycorn’s is one of Northern Kentucky’s favorite bar and grill spots.

Barleycorn’s Lakeside Park Reviews

Ashley Alameda
Ashley Alameda
17:59 22 May 22
Love coming here to sit on the patio or at the outside bar. The staff is always friendly. Food is not bad.read more
Rae H
Rae H
14:41 20 May 22
Had dinner with some coworkers, they were VERY busy but sat us right away. The food was good and loved the atmosphere!read more
Eric Rush
Eric Rush
18:13 17 May 22
Great service.... only draw back was...we had a party of 15 and they won't take reservations....so we had to be split between two tables at completely different sides of the restaurant.... other than that... great food and drinksread more
Tyler Whaley
Tyler Whaley
16:01 11 May 22
Had a great lunch outside with the family
Becca Herzog
Becca Herzog
16:17 10 May 22
I had dinner and a couple drinks with my friends and it was great! Our server was Tony and he was wonderful, we had a lot of fun!read more
Jay Von Lehman
Jay Von Lehman
13:47 06 May 22
Awesome atmosphere, great food, and always friendly service. Best place in the area to grab a burger and watch a game.read more
Joe Reis
Joe Reis
12:45 02 May 22
Great patio bar. Lots of parking. Good food.
Sandy Stepan
Sandy Stepan
22:42 08 Apr 22
Delicious food. Friendly staff,Cute place
RJ See
RJ See
22:27 01 Apr 22
Great food. Service was excellent and courteous. Saratoga chips and buffalo wings were delicious.
VBomboris
VBomboris
23:34 28 Mar 22
Great tasting burger and the fries were the absolute best 😋
Tim Long
Tim Long
23:03 23 Mar 22
This place has been a family favorite for years. It has always had a special place in my heart. We have had several meals here over the years. Its a very cool thing to remember being the child at a dinner setting. That you are now the adult at the same exact place. At an entirely different time in your life. So for that alone. We say Thank you and keep cooking the BEST FOOD in town and hiring the BEST EMPLOYEES. Now that we are in walking distance, looking forward to many more memorable meals...read more
Andy Foltz
Andy Foltz
14:50 21 Mar 22
Love almost everything on the menu.
Michelle
Michelle
22:04 19 Mar 22
The server was great and the food was delicious!
Danielle Greening
Danielle Greening
19:22 19 Mar 22
Our waitress was amazing. Very friendly, great service. Their spicy garlic sauce is so good.
Thomas Rupp
Thomas Rupp
14:43 19 Mar 22
Great patio area and awesome drinks, food, and service.
Mr Dexter
Mr Dexter
00:07 19 Mar 22
Drinks are so good, great beer selection, and servers are amazing! I was driving my red Cadillac over recently and couldn't wait to grab a seat, so I just parked directly at the bar!read more
Tim Burt
Tim Burt
22:04 15 Mar 22
We live about 40 minutes from here across the river and stumbled on this place while in the area. The whole family enjoys it, good drinks, good food, friendly staff. Wait times can get long on occasion. We have been back several times and will continue to return from time to time. Great Place.read more
Heather Ratchford-Simms
Heather Ratchford-Simms
01:07 15 Mar 22
Still one of my favorite places for wings and a burger
Tom Schulte
Tom Schulte
22:06 09 Mar 22
I was greeted right away and taken to a table that accommodated my party. The waitress was very attentive. Anytime one of my party arrived. She would ask if they wanted anything to drink. The appetizers came quickly so he had plenty of time to have something to eat while we waited for our food. Our waitress waited the appropriate time to take our order and was not overbearing with refilling our water tea or asking if we wanted other drinks. The food was delicious.read more
Joseph Harrison
Joseph Harrison
15:57 09 Mar 22
Great food, drunks and staff. Perfect place to grab a beer and watch the game!
Philip Schmidt
Philip Schmidt
21:03 04 Mar 22
A bit of a wait for the food, but great service and food.
Jamie Melish
Jamie Melish
02:08 24 Feb 22
Fantastic, fun atmosphere. Amazing food and space.
Brycen Coyle
Brycen Coyle
19:43 22 Feb 22
This location and the Cold Spring, KY location are both phenomenal. Cool environment with awesome food.read more
Ed McMasters
Ed McMasters
11:48 22 Feb 22
Nice place, quiet and quaint. Went for Burger Week.This time Beer Cheese Soup and Doc Style Wings - All Good!read more
debra glassford
debra glassford
18:25 17 Feb 22
Fun local bar/restaurant. Good food and friendly staff
T&S Services
T&S Services
01:42 03 Feb 22
Very good lunch but if your on a time front you may not want to come.
Jeremy Doughman
Jeremy Doughman
23:18 29 Jan 22
I had a Grippo Burger and mozzarella sticks. They was equally delicious in there own cheesey way. Staff was friendly and was helpful if you need help making a choice. Can't wait to go back!read more
Jacob M. Jumonville
Jacob M. Jumonville
18:04 17 Jan 22
Delicious food and drinks. Cozy bar with kind-hearted servers who showed me and my friend a great time. Lots of great beer to choose from while you watch the game! 🏈🍺read more
Matthew Adkins Sr.
Matthew Adkins Sr.
06:11 13 Jan 22
Doc style wins are great! They forgot 1 wing, and made 2 fresh and bright them out before I actually got to the last 2. Blue cheese second only to knuck n futz. Cold draft beer, and good service! Thanks for being positively unique! --- UPDATE 1-13-2022 : Caution, they charge "Market Price" for wings, unlike 99% of all the other wing places! The wings are great, but not at $17.50!!read more
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