12 Bones Smokehouse

Mayor: ACHops (1) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1366) Dublin, California | July 15, 2016
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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose  (116) Louisville, Kentucky | August 30, 2013
didn’t notice the beer till it was to late. just seen a few folks having a pint with lunch. unassuming place right near the wedge in the art district. opens at 11 and 5 till there are 16 people in line. but it moved quickly. beef brisket was so tender never used sauce for it. most of the people I noticed were eating 1/2 racks of ribs which looked awesome. side are all solid..the greens and corn pudding and jalepeno cheese grits were decadent. will go back
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie  (794) Denver, Colorado | October 30, 2011
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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
magsinva  (180) Virginia | August 26, 2011
They have several local brews on tap with BMC and highland in the fridge. I enjoyed the Highland black stout that I had. The location is refurb concrete building chic with lots of stickers and signs promoting Q and craft beer. The barbeque is above average. The sides are good, but overly influenced by the NC vinegar style.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK  (929) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 26, 2011
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.

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