The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint

Taps: 13 | Bottles: 125
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto  (211) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | February 18, 2016
The fun here is the food, ambiance, and music. No live music on my Wednesday stop, but a constant stream of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf on the sound system. Where else do you hear that? Ambiance is gravel floors and picnic tables with canvas and screens for a roof. Strings of multi-colored bulbs complete the feel. The ribs (I had baby-back and brisket) is total A+, fall off the bone tender, juicy, smoked, and good sauce. The brews are a good selection of local/regional stuff on tap, and a larger selection of bottles covering all the usual stuff. A fun place for food, good beer, and fun.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jenray  (24) Houston, Texas | April 18, 2015
This was a fun stop. Ambiance is junk yard chic and very unique. Fred Samford would be proud. Went to the counter in the back and ordered some beer and BBQ and then settled in at a communal table to listen to the live music. The beer selection is not huge by any means but there were some Mississippi ticks for me. The BBQ is really what this place is known for and I thought it was very good. It was well worth the slight detour off of I-10 to drink some local beer, have some good BBQ and listen to some live music for sure.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | September 8, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..BBQ Restaurant
Location. . . . . . . .Easy to Find, Off I-10
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal
Tap Selection. . . .Small, 4 local taps
Bottle Selection. .Small, 10
Samplers. . . . . . ...No
Full Pours. . . . . . .No
Beer Level. . . . . ..Lower
Food Level. . . . ...Decent
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly
Growlers. . . . . . ...No
Noise Level. . . . ..Loud
Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Outdoor "found object" Shed Complex
Good for Kids. . ..Yes
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Sure
Comments: It’s a famous BBQ that has been on more than a dozen TV shows, mostly food network. However, their food wasn’t exceptional and it is famous probably for the novelty of its location, bizarre decor, and live music. Beers on tap were about four local MS beers including Yalobusha and Lazy Magnolia. Served in plastic cups. Kegs weren’t particularly fresh. Staff were friendly. Good MS tick I guess.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (1419) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 28, 2014
A hillbilly hangout that is just huge. Service is help yourself, which is not really clear. Beer selection in pretty big and decent for a place that has no aspirations as a craft beer place. Very expensive though. Food for me was just decent. Really soft meat that fell off the bones, but had no texture. Sauce was sweet with no real depth. My opinion, which is in the minority for this place. I would give this place a pass.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 26, 2014
Visited February 20, 2014.

Holy crap, what is this place? I can believe that it really is built from old junk. What ever it is it’s pretty cool. It’s about a mile off of I-10 and it’s really several buildings all connected by some makeshift roofing. Inside is all kinds of random stuff hanging from the ceilings including some rope lighting which is the only source of light in the building. When you enter there is a courtyard of sorts with some picnic tables that seems to be the family area as there were kids screaming and running around everywhere. Inside the larger building is the bar and the stage where they often have live blues music. This is really what I came for as I wanted to experience some of the Delta Blues but this guy was just alright and was more influenced by rock and roll. Not bad but not quite what I was hoping for after being obsessed lately with Muddy Waters and Lead Belly (and of course who can forget Robert Johnson). Oh well, it was still fun.

Allow me a moment here to rant about BBQ. If there’s one thing I love ticking more than beer and beer places it’s BBQ. I’ve become disillusioned with poor tri-tip preparing skills so I mostly stick to what ever the house recommendation is (so long as it’s not the tri tip sandwich). Not sure where I read it but someone recommended the ribs, and wow, were those good. I usually scroll past ribs as they’re over priced and not as good as pulled pork or brisket but god damn. Best ribs I’ve had in well over a decade. Seriously. Get some. The sauce is pretty good (tangy and sweet, only mildly smokey) but the combo of the sauce and the preparation of the meat is amazing. The sides of beans and mac and cheese were good but were just filler next to the meat. <insert Homer drool>

Not only do they have amazing ribs and good music but they actually have a pretty awesome beer list. They have a dozen taps of mostly local beer including several breweries around Mississippi that I had never heard of. They also have several fridge doors full of interesting bottles, some local some imported. On tap I tried a beer from the new (I think) Yalobusha brewery and a bottle from Back Forty called Naked Pig. Both were decent but nothing amazing. If you don’t want that you can get a bottle of Chimay or Delirium from the fridge among about a hundred other choices. I need to come back here some day.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jake65  (145) Meridian, Idaho | April 9, 2013
Had a great time at The Shed. Cool concept, in that its built from salvaged junk. Open, airy, and friendly. Honestly the best ribs I have ever eaten. Very uncommon is the large selection of beer, mostly in bottles and overpriced ($5 for a local 12oz), but hey it is a great selection. Service was great, we met the owner’s family and they were very gracious hosts. I would absolutely recommend The Shed to anyone visiting the area.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Iwantacoldone  (2) , | February 5, 2012
A true old school BBQ Joint made out of junk....literally. It’s all about BBQ, Blues and Beer. Beer is ice cold and they have a great selection for a restaurant. The bbq is great, just like I like it. One of those "got to go" places.

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