I met a good friend of mine this weekend at the new spot in downtown Maryville, Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, at 128 W. Broadway Ave.
Barley’s has a good menu (including vegetarian plates), a range of beers and lots of space. Owner Randy Burleson plans to have live music, though I’m not sure anyone has played at the venue yet.
The new business fills the space that once housed Roy’s Record Store. Roy Garrett closed the store in 2007 after 40 years of business in downtown Maryville.
Visitors: If you’re traveling U.S. 321 to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Barley’s is just a mile or so west on Broadway Ave.