The Bar brings local, regional sounds to town

Published 10:19 am Friday, May 17, 2019

On May 4, local and regional musicians took the stage for the Iron Town Jamboree at The Bar on Third Street in Ironton.

The Bar is a frequent host to musical guests from a wide array of genres, steering away from cover bands and embracing original music.

Over the weekend, Chelsea Nolan, Josh Nolan, Josh Brown and the Hard Livin’ Legends, Charlie Woods and Deep Hollow and Emily Jamison performed for a full house, complete with a VIP section.
Currently, The Bar employs around 10 people and serves up more than just entertain
ment and standard bar food.

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“No one can touch our liquor choices, and our atmosphere sets us apart,” said Justin Slone, former firefighter and current bartender at The Bar. “This is an everybody bar. The crowd changes every night. Through the week we have bikers, veterans, an older crowd. Thursday through Saturday we have a bit of everything. It’s not just the 18 to 28 crowd you find in Huntington.”

Slone says they even have a signature drink for residents. “We tailor the drink menu to the crowd. Our Ironton Screwdriver is bourbon and orange juice.”

On June 6, they plan to host Struggle Jennings on his Widow’s Son tour, featuring Brianna Harless.

The tour travels across 21 states, going from North Dakota to Texas over several days before stopping in Ironton.

After that, they’ll start the journey north toward Massachusetts. Jennings is a country rapper, and grandson of country legend Waylon Jennings.

The Bar is also host to comedy specials, open mic nights, pool tournaments and more, which you can learn more about by visiting their Facebook page or calling 740-442-7356.