Southern BBQ and beer what isnít there to like? A bit older and rundown, feels like one of those places that hasnít changed in 20 years, but thatís exactly why people like it, and the locals love it.
Our server was a bit aloof. Attentive but quiet, knowledgeable but not going to share unless you pull it out of him. Igor ish.
The draft list was big, but not local focused. Only about 20% were locals. A couple solid beers, but nothing crazy.
Some of the food was really great, especially the okra, and a pulled chicken. The corn bread was a little dry and not as sweet as I like. The hush puppies needed to be sweeter as well.
Pretty decent food, but rated as a beer joint, nothing special.
The beer list here is mostly what I would call íintro craft beerí. Lots of quality, some standard imports, but nothing crazy. Average pricing. Funky vibe. I gather the food is good here but I didnít eat during my visit - I guess I really should have. A decent neighbourhood spot, I would say, but not a destination bar for beer - perhaps for the bbq.
Stopped in for the first time in about 9 years on 28 December 2013. I forgot how much I enjoy this place. The food really is about the best BBQ you will find anywhere in the city. Draft list is solid just like I always remembered it to be. I almost never make it to Somerville anymore but if you like BBQ and good local drafts hit this place during non-peak hours for the better experience.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013| Updated December 17, 2013
When I visited: Mid-September 2013.
What I had: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA on tap, BBQ Beef Plate with beans and coleslaw, Corn Bread to split, Pulled Pork Sandwich and soda for my better half.
What I liked: Unpretentious, casual atmosphere, awesome decor, fast and friendly service, delicious smokehouse fare, robust draught list, parking nearby.
What I disliked: Beer prices are a tad high as the more interesting stuff is $7/pint and Belgian draughts are twice that amount. But youíre paying for quality in a well-to-do area.
Would I go back? For sure. Redbones nails the beer and barbecue theme with its authentic Southern food, redneck ambiance, and impressive tap lineup. Worth a visit.
Overall Rating: 84
Great place to have a few pints and some great food. The upstairs and downstairs bars each have their own character, and itís always a great time. The selection of beer is great, and they have weekly cask tappings.
Iíd go for the barbeque alone, but they have wonderful, moderately priced beers on tap. Walls are alive with creative cartoonish illustrations. They always have something going on. Great crowd, great place.
The bar and the tables are reached through separate doors, but they intercinnect inside. Come here for the bbq, itís amazing. Draft selection was very solid too. Didnít see any bottles. Roulette wheel will choose for you if you canít decide in your iwn. The barladies gave me a samole if the cask dipa just to reinfirce their steering me away from it. Great place.