The Barge Canal

    Next to the former Chenango Canal in the center of  charming Hamilton, NY, The Barge Canal Coffee Co. is the comfortable and inviting place where Colgate University students and professors mingle with local artists, farmers and pretty much everyone else in town.

    Opened on Lebanon Street in 1996, The Barge is “the Community’s living room”. It’s roomy, bright and colorful, providing a place to study, talk, play games, play music, or surf the wireless web in air-conditioned comfort. You never know who you’re going to meet at the Barge; from Peter King to Adonyl Foyle - Everyone comes to the Barge!

     And it’s not just the atmosphere that draws people to the Barge, our tasty, light dining is a treat as well. The menu offers high quality cafe standards like Peet’s  Coffee & Tea. Be sure to try our delicious cappuccinos, lattes, or blended Iced Frios! Our food choices include award winning chili, daily soups, bagels,. For the health conscious, salads, hummus and fruit plates are a great option! Follow your meal with one of our amazing desserts! You have a choice of: biscotti, ice cream, cookies, muffins and unique items like the confections of Serendipity by Tammy Manderville!

The Barge is also the pre-eminent Hamilton showcase for local and national musicians, photographers,painters and other artists. The Barge offers a weekly schedule of performances, openings and other events balancing the famous with the yet to be famous.

     A visit to Hamilton is not complete without a trip to the Barge and a chat with the Barge’s famously friendly staff!  

There is no other coffee house quite like the barge!

contact us:

barge  canal         37  lebanon   st         Hamilton


asst. manager

event organizer

photo by Gair Wissenbach

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thu. 7 AM - 11 PM

Fri - Sat 7 AM - 1AM

Sunday 7 AM - 10 PM