Address: 1316 Commonwealth Ave.
Joshua Tree, a popular bar and restaurant at 1316 Commonwealth Ave., is seeking city permission to increase its overall allowed capacity by about 30 percent, according to city records. The request filed by the bar in Oct. 2012 asks increase the first-floor capacity from 240 to 300 people and the basement capacity from 100 to 146.
Eight months after changing its name to Barley Hall, a well-known watering hole on Commonwealth Avenue decided to return to its roots. On April 4, 2012, the bar officially reinstated the name Joshua Tree, and now boasts a new chef and menu, new drinks and of course, a new sign.
In the summer of 2010, the popular nightspot served a 10-day liquor license suspension for allegedly serving alcohol to minors several months prior.