Is the Latch still there? It was a good place to drop into after going to concerts in NYC, back in the late 70s. Later on, an okay place to hit after a course at BCC, but I frequented The Barn in the 80s, after developing friends in the Wyckoff/Franklin Lks area.
The year before I moved out to LA for the software biz ('83), I'd helped my parents with their Christmas party at home, before heading out to The Barn and then another place over in Wayne (no, not Tobos). On the way back to Ridgewood I drove past The Barn on the off chance that I could get a last drink before heading home. It was obvious at the time that the place was closed up for the night, as cars were coming out in the nightly procession I remembered; turning left, going past me towards Franklin Lks and Ewing... and then I saw the sobriety check. Thankfully I'd been sucking up club sodas for the past two hours, and was wearing a suit from the previous party. The only time I ever used the "Some problem up ahead, officer?". He just waved me through. Ah!