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The best wings in Cincinnati piled on a plate with celery and bleu cheese dressing, sitting on a table at Barleycorn's


Wings: they’re an iconic bar food, a staple of the Midwest, and the perfect shareable snack that goes with any sauce you want. Finding the best wings near you can be tricky, though. Here at Barleycorn’s we have cracked the code of what it takes to make them perfect. In fact, we have the best recipe on both sides of the Ohio River!

Our Famous Doc Style Wings

Wings have always been a staple at Barleycorn’s, but it wasn’t until several years ago when we put a special twist on them. A regular at the restaurant who went by the name of Doc requested that they be fried as usual and then tossed them in hot sauce. When they came out, they weren’t crispy enough, and his server said they would make up a new batch for him. Doc said no, just throw the wings already covered in hot sauce back into the fryer.

The server hesitantly brought them back to the kitchen and put them back in the fryer, much to the worry of the cook. The result: extra crispy, flavorful wings! We loved them so much—and so did other customers who started ordering the same thing—that we put them on our menu and named them after Doc himself.

Head over to Barleycorn’s today or order online to try the famous Doc-style.

Sauce Options for Every Taste

One of the best aspects of wings is that they go with any sauce you want, and we have a wide variety of fan-favorite dipping sauces to choose from. In the mood for something sweet? Try our Sweet Teriyaki. Need something savory? We make Homemade BBQ Sauce or try Parmesan Garlic or Honey Sriracha.

If you think “the hotter the better” when it comes to your sauce, we have several options you’re sure to love. With three levels of Buffalo Sauce for buffalo wings, Spicy Garlic, and Smoky Chipotle BBQ, you’re guaranteed to find something you love. We recommend trying all of them to find your preferred flavor!

The wings.

The actual chicken is the foundation of what makes delicious wings so good. Our wings come in two styles: regular and Doc-style. Doc-style are dipped in hot sauce and double fried for extra crispiness without sacrificing any of the juiciness you expect from great wings

The sauces.

Barleycorn’s has ten mouth-watering sauces to choose from. We have fan favorites like Hot Buffalo and Homemade BBQ as well as unique flavors like Honey Sriracha and Spicy Garlic. Check out the choices we have below. Which one is your favorite?

Parmesan Garlic

Homemade BBQ

Sweet Teriyaki

Bourbon Sauce

Sweet Thai Sauce

Honey Sriracha

Spicy Garlic

Mild Buffalo Sauce

Medium Buffalo Sauce

Hot Buffalo Sauce

The service.

Our friendly, energetic service has kept people coming back to our wing restaurant for years. You’ll always be greeted by a smiling face and speedy service.