Because "Hops Entry Foyer" was apparently already taken, Allston's Joshua Tree has been reborn as Barley Hall, where beers, burgers & Tex-Mex are slung in the still-massive two-floor space rocking brown leather banquettes, a downstairs dance floor & billiards table, plus a super-slick flatscreen-heavy (14 connected 55-inchers) island bar.
While their official tagline's "Food. Spirits. Sports.", it should be "This Food will crush your Spirit and ability to ever again play Sports", as the menu harbors culinary monsters like:
The Beast: This 3lb burrito is stuffed to the hilt with grilled steak, Monterey jack, and black beans & rice before being covered w/ nacho cheese and a chipotle vinaigrette, which'd also be delicious on the salad you now have to eat every day for the next month.
The Double Bypass: This burger boasts dual "colossal" 8oz beef patties (topped w/ smoked applewood bacon, spicy jalapenos, and a creamy cheese sauce), and is presumably so-named because it'll make you twice as wide as the Mass Pike.
The Tinga: Sweet & spicy pulled pork is coated with melted pepper jack and jicama slaw, and served on an 8'' bulky baguette, ironically ensuring that you never French anything again.
And to ensure your drinking's equally big, they're pouring 40-plus suds (like Cisco Grey Lady, Clipper City Loose Cannon, and Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils), plus "Barley Buckets": slosh-ready, 64oz beach pails in flavors like "Sour Patch Kid" and "Grape Cool-Aid", recalling the pitcher mascot who made his entrance foyer wherever he damn well pleased.