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Best Wings in Northern Kentucky

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 perfect wings can be tricky, though. Here at Barleycorn’s we have cracked the code of what it takes to create the perfect chicken wing. In fact, we have the best recipe in Northern Kentucky.

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’re a fan of spice, 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! 

Do You Know the History of Wings?

Prior to the 1960s, the wing was considered one of the most useless parts of the chicken. In fact, the modern-day chicken wing as we know it was invented entirely by accident!

Teressa Bellissimo, the owner of the Anchor Bar, accidentally ordered wings instead of the necks she would put into her soup. Rather than simply throw them away or request to exchange them for what she needed, her husband convinced her to try to make the best of the situation and make something out of them. Therefore, she dipped the wings in hot sauce, fried them, and served them to her son and his friends as a snack. They all loved the result, and thus the delicious chicken wing was created!

Doc Style Wings

Doc Style Wings

Our most popular dish on the menu is our Doc Style Wings. Back when we served only our regular option, we had a customer come in who always asked for them to be extra crispy. We found that deep-frying them, coating them in hot sauce, and tossing them in the deep fryer again gave them extra crispiness and a flavor-packed punch that we couldn’t find anywhere else.

This customer was called Doc, and soon more people started ordering their wings the way he liked them. Thus, our Doc Style Wings came to be added to the menu, and they continue to be a favorite to this day. You’ll want to borrow our wing recipe to make them yourself after you try them!

Happy Hour

While enjoying your delicious chicken wings, why not enjoy our happy hour? Stop by Monday-Friday from 10:00 pm to close and enjoy $2.25 domestic pints and a .75 cent discount on all drinks.

From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, we offer the same drink discounts and a $1.50 discount on our selection of delicious appetizers, in addition.


Our chicken wings may be the best in town, but that’s not all we’re known for. All three of our locations have a beautiful patio! Come check out our outdoor seating area to see why we were voted Best Patio in NKY Magazine’s Best of NKY contest.

Whether you’re coming over for game day, meeting friends, or having a chill evening out, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied at Barleycorn’s! The patio closes the same time as the restaurant, so feel free to enjoy the warm summer air late into the night!

If you’re looking for jumbo, juicy fried wings that will leave you feeling satisfied while still wanting more, come over to Barleycorn’s and try our wings for yourself! We have locations in Cold Spring, Florence, and Lakeside Park. Get over here and try our wings!

If you’re looking for jumbo, juicy wings that will leave you feeling satisfied while still wanting more, come over to Barleycorn’s and try our wings for yourself!


Your choice of 10 delicious sauces:

Parmesan Garlic
Homemade BBQ
Sweet Teriyaki
Bourbon Sauce

Smoky Chipotle BBQ
Honey Sriracha
Spicy Garlic

Mild Buffalo Sauce
Medium Buffalo Sauce
Hot Buffalo Sauce