brokensail (1366) Dublin, California | July 15, 2016
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD 9/10
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t realize this place was listed on here. Fine enough little spot by the water with some outdoor and indoor seating and a counter for ordering.
Yeah, they’ve got beer, but this is a BBQ place, and a really solid one. The thing to get here is a slab of ribs, but the other stuff was good too. It’s not completely traditional as they’ve got a lot of goofball sauces like blueberry chipotle and a cheerwine one, etc. But they’re good. The sides are really good, I thought.
Okay, the beer...it’s maybe a half dozen taps of local offerings. The beers seemed to be pretty basic things from Highland, Hi-Wire, Asheville Brewing, Green Man... All fine enough, I guess.
If you happen to come here, you can get a beer, but yeah, you don’t come here for the purposes of drinking beer.
NachlamSie (794) Denver, Colorado | October 30, 2011
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 9/10
- SELECTION 12/15
- FOOD 9/10
- VALUE 10/10
- OVERALL 15/20
I finally got to get in here and try the barbecue. It’s been a long time coming. I like the ambiance in here. It’s rustic and crazy. Very Asheville, basically. The beer selection is good. It would be above average, except that this is Asheville we’re talking about so it’s actually quite par for the course. You can go basically anywhere in this town and find good beer. Do not make a trip specifically for beer. On to the food: the sides and sauces are absolutely top notch.The pulled pork was very good, smoky and tender. The ribs, however, leave something to be desired. They are baby backs which just don’t hold up in the smoker like a solid set of spare ribs can. I guess some people like a good bark on their ribs, but these were dried out. Barbecue is something of a religion, and I firmly believe in a complete half or full rack with a smoky outside and a very juicy inside. These just didn’t fit the bill. But I digress, the point is, this isn’t a special beer destination considering the city it’s in. There are dozens with a superior selection.
DiarmaidBHK (929) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 26, 2011
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 6/15
- FOOD 8/10
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 12/20
Has the ambience of your shady uncle’s trailer which is to say it looks and feels like a barbecue restaurant should. The barbecue is immaculately prepared and they offer 4 different sauces. From a craft beer perspective they have 7 taps, all of them local craft. The one drawback is their refridgerating the glasses.