The Hayloft Opens in Emmaus

by theelvee_w2oe3m

Another project that has been in the work for about a year, The Hayloft, opened last month in Emmaus. 

Situated in the barn behind The Farmhouse, the restaurant/pub features two small TVs, a bar, and a modest menu.  Drink-wise they have three lines with craft beer on (Victory, Troegs, and Sam Adams) and others with macrobeer and a bottle list that has the same.  A few liquors sit behind the bar for basic mixed drinks.  The menu has some basic offerings including paninis, wraps, hot dogs, sausage, salads, and soups that all clock in below $10.

Two small TVs tuned to sports adorn the bar as well as a radio playing WZZO.  A small lounge in the front of the restaurant allows guests to relax on a couch, possibly after hitting some balls at the driving range just outside.  The two side dining rooms feature lofty ceilings and dim lighting with plain wooden furniture accented by old farming tools.  The atmosphere seemed kind of like a divey, yet unraucous bar with two low key dining lounges surrounding it on either side.  A weird concept/atmosphere to say the least. 

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Jason May 2, 2012 - 7:51 pm

That last picture ruined it for me.. in my opinion, this is one way cleverly (or most likely not) to completely destroy a potentially amazing space. But this isn’t a surprise. Thanks for the coverage el vee.

PennState May 4, 2012 - 11:18 am

The new owners of The Farmhouse have really ran this place into the ground, we were at a beer dinner there in Jan or Feb and it was terrible. They need to get Michael Adams back in there running things or it’s going out of business pretty soon. Whoever the bakery woman/owner is, is always miserable to deal with.

The El Vee May 4, 2012 - 11:24 am

It really is a shame. As far as I’m aware it’s still the same owner as before, however Michelle Quier from Granny Schmidt’s came on as a co-owner. They also lost a lot of good employees as well. This place could be outstanding but in the current state it really fails to shine.

The Farmhouse Closed for Renovations | The El Vee January 8, 2013 - 3:40 pm

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