Went in on a saturday evening, hoping for some food. Have to admit, probably not the best plan ever. Huge waiting line outside (estimated waiting time of 40 minutes). We had their house beer and a few other from draught, but decided not to wait in line for the food. It smelled nice though and it seems to be quite the experience...
I came by due to the convenient location across from Spuyten Duyvil. A kitschy smoked bbq joint with an average draft list. The food was slightly above average but not by much. The meat a touch too dry and the beans served way too hot. Oh and they think itís still hip to serve beer in fucking jam jars! Whatever. Horrible staff (kids) who couldnít have looked more depressed even if they tried. This place feels like a tourist trap and I was happy to get out of there.
Small BBQ joint. Crowds can be insane so get here early. Youíll need to scout out your own table after ordering at the counter so it can be a challenge if youíre with a big group. Beer selection was about 10 taps, mostly local including their house beer from Barrier (which was solid). Service at the counters was warm, inviting and helpful. The BBQ is good but not great. Brisket and pork belly had excellent texture but werenít very flavorful. The chicken and baked beans were excellent. The reason this place isnít really worth a visit was the pricing. We spent roughly $40 per person on food alone. BBQ should never be that expensive, especially mediocre BBQ. Save your money and head to Dinosaur.
BBQ was definitely good, though did not astonish me as it seems to have others here. Beer selection was a bit disappointing, I felt. The two I did have werenít all that good. Not the barís fault, but it seems the tap list was a bit uninspired.
We started our Brooklyn pub crawl with lunch at Fette Sau where I gave into temptation and ordered 1/4lb of bacon ends, 1/3lb of pulled pork shoulder, 1/3lb of brisket, 1 beef rib, and 4 pork ribs, plus beans and potato salad. In hindsight, that is a LOT for two people. The small order of beans alone is a fair bit of food! It was all great, though I was a bit disappointed by the beef ribs, which I have decided just arenít for me. The pulled pork was delicious on wee fresh buns with a selection of sauces, and the bacon ends were sinfully rich. Pearl later advised that if you are getting sides ordering no more than 1/2lb of meat per person is probably a good guideline. Oops! :) They also have a solid craft beer selection, we enjoyed some Barrier Queen of Tarts (which I loved) and their house beer Fette Brau (which is decent but comparatively simple). Its a relatively small space with communal tables inside and more outside on the patio. Canít recommend this place enough based on the food, but very glad we got there for opening rather than having to stand in the LONG line that formed while we ate. Itís not super cheap, the large amount of food and beer set us back a decent amount but it was well worth it.
Fette Sau is a BBQ joint in Brooklyn on Metropolitan Ave. The entrance is past a neon sign and somewhat sketchy looking patio.
The interior is small and opens immediately to the line leading up to the counter where orders are placed. There is a small bar in the back and table seating throughout the rest of the floor. Cast iron bar stools, hanging lights and brick walls. Large butcher diagrams adorn the wall opposite the counter. Behind the bar is a white tile wall with the beer list written on a board above. The focal point are the awesome tap handles made out of various butcher tools, including many knives.
The beer selection consists of around 10 draughts, including some NY breweries like Barrier (who makes the house "Fette Brau"), Greenport Harbor, Kelso and Singlecut. Various sizes are available including 1/2 pints.
You donít come to this place for the beer though, you come for the BBQ and it did not disappoint. Orders are placed by weight and sides are added. The various meats I had were incredible and the variety of sauces were all great. Some of the best BBQ I have had in a while as a matter of fact.
Service both at the food counter and at the bar was good. Again the focus is not on beer here but the bartender was knowledgeable about their menu and offered suggestions.
Overall I would visit this place again in a heartbeat due to the great food and solid beer choices.