The Barrel & Ale

Nestled along the rolling foothills of Boyertown, Pennsylvania among centuries-old farms on the historic Old Rt 100, lies the Barrel & Ale restaurant. The same building previously housed the former Pit Stop Tavern which closed its doors in April of 2019. 

Local owners of thriving restaurants Doc’s Irish Pub in Gilbertsville, Iezzi’s On 3rd in Boyertown, and the Coastal Ale House in Conway, SC; purchased the vacated property and implemented significant renovations and enhancements to birth the Barrel & Ale. An American Family Restaurant and Bar serving locally-sourced ingredients and specializing in time-honored German Comfort Foods, Steaks, Seafood, unique Culinary Creations, and Family Favorites from Executive Chef Michael Markoski.

The warm, rustic, comfortable, open and inviting atmosphere of the Barrel & Ale welcomes family and friends to gather, relax, and enjoy their dining experience with ample seating in the dining room, a large full bar featuring barrel-aged Bourbon Whiskeys, Hand-Crafted Cocktails, German Beers, and traditional favorites served on Whiskey Barrel high-top tables, as well as an inviting outdoor Biergarten. Come and experience the comfort, service, and Culinary Excellence of Boyertown’s newest hidden gem, the Barrel & Ale.

Our Executive Chef

Our Executive Chef

Executive Chef, Michael Markoski, an experienced executive chef with a demonstrated history of excellence in the food & beverages industry, was brought on board to oversee the culinary creations. Chef Michael brings more than 35 years of exceptional culinary skills as executive chef at renowned regional dining and catering establishments including major hotel restaurants across Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania. 

Receiving his certification from Central Montgomery County Technical School in Norristown; Chef Michael – a ServSafe Certified Chef – delivers an extensive, well-rounded knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, harvesting, and serving fine food products.

Our GM

Our GM

General Manager, Aaron VanBuskirk has employed at restaurants since age 15, encompassing nearly every job in the industry from dishwasher, to host, to upper management. He graduated from Widener University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and immediately put his education and enthusiasm to work as Front of House Manager for Champps restaurant at their King of Prussia and Collegeville locations.

Aaron remained at Champps through 2015 when he took his talents and passion Northward to the city that never sleeps. In the heart of Times Square in New York City, Aaron thrived and excelled as the Kitchen Manager at Dave & Buster’s restaurant, one of the busiest and most demanding of their more than 130 nationwide locations. Top management recognized and rewarded his motivation and excellence and appointed him as a specialist to administer the opening of multiple other locations throughout the United States including New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.

Reservations

Reservations

Reservations will be accepted for parties of 8 or more. A valid credit card number is required at time of request. Your party will be seated after all members of the party are present. Cancelling on the day of the reservation will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Call (484) 415-0591