Cornell Dining

Big Red Barn

Pub and Student Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
Closed until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
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The Big Red Barn (BRB), an old carriage house turned student center, is located in the heart of campus and surrounded by lawns and gardens. A central place for eating and relaxing, the Big Red Barn hosts more than 200 events per year, including: the ever popular T.G.I.F. (Tell Grads It’s Friday), International Conversation Hour, Trivia Night, Speed Dating and the Second Chance Prom for students who missed their first one.


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    Calvin M.
    "$1 beers and fun vibe"(2 Tips)
    Shrutika S.
    "International Students Coffee hour"(2 Tips)
    BJ M.
    "International Coffee Hour every Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm."(2 Tips)
    Ukemeabasi E.
    "Trivia nights and TGIFs are also good."(3 Tips)
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  • 1 beers
  • international
  • coffee hour
  • trivia
  • great value
  • dancing
  • good for groups
  • dining hall
  • classes
  • Calvin M.

    $1 beers and fun vibe

    Calvin Multanen · April 25, 2015
  • Cat J.

    Their food is fantastic! For those who prefer egg white omelets: the Barn unfortunately does not offer them, but this should not deter you from getting their food, breakfast or otherwise.

    Cat J · February 27, 2013
  • Richard K.

    The back door has a tall ledge. Watch your step!

    Richard Kang · September 10, 2012
  • Shion G.

    Tuesday Trivia @8PM !

    Shion Guha · August 15, 2012
  • Helena T.

    Tuesday night is trivia night!

    Helena Thompson · June 12, 2012
  • Nick H.

    $1 beer...good beer

    Nick Halverson · June 8, 2012
  • Shrutika S.

    Come along every Thursday from 3:30-5pm for International Students Coffee hour and meet Undergrads and Grads from around the world! Cookies/Soda/Coffee+Tea provided!

    Shrutika Sachdev · April 30, 2012
  • Ukemeabasi E.

    Take a dance lesson! There's Swing Dance and Salsa to start with. Trivia nights and TGIFs are also good.

    Ukemeabasi Esiet · August 24, 2011
  • Andrew L.

    Not as pricey as other places on campus and the pastas have large portion sizes :D

    Andrew Lui · March 30, 2011
  • BJ M.

    International Coffee Hour every Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Free Coffee and Snacks!

    BJ Michaels · November 11, 2010
  • Cornell University

    The Big Red Barn was originally the carriage house for A. D. White, Cornell's first president. Now it houses the graduate student union where students can enjoy dance classes and a dining hall. Read more

    Cornell University · May 14, 2010
  • Jason S.

    Dollar beers every day, not just Friday.

    Jason Schmidt · April 27, 2010

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