Barra Sports Bar, Tequila Bar, Outside Fire Pit and Cigar Lounge is located in the downtown village shops of Banner Elk North Carolina. With seven big flat screens Barra allows you to see your favorite sports teams or major events in an upscale setting with family or friends. As you walk in you will see an elegant old timey Boston style wood bar complimented by Miami style art deco with a mountain Indian flair. There is a comfortable group of leather couches and many high bars with seating; covered in brushed copper tabletops and wrapped in leather.
Outside in the courtyard many people gather and sit around the fire pit while they talk and enjoy a cocktail. There is comfortable seating around the fire pit and someone to take your order for food and drink. Stop in for a drink or a bite to eat and be waited on by our friendly staff of bartenders and waiters.
(reprinted from High Country Magazine, July 2014)
Many locales offer a place to enjoy drinks, food, games and even cigars for patrons, but the Barra experience is unique.
At the heart of this Banner Elk establishment is a finely crafted bar that dates back over 100 years ago. It was originally built in London, England and eventually found its way to Tampa, FL.
When the place where it was located was converted into an Outback restaurant several years ago, a craftsman named Don Walstead traded some work for this historical structure.
Walstead then called his friend Angelo Sorrento and said “I have the perfect bar for you.”
The bar was disassembled, transported to Banner Elk and then reassembled at Barra to help create a unique ambience, which is also enhanced by fine, comfortable leather chairs and coaches to make for a leisurely place to enjoy for a relexing time.