The Best BBQ, Blues and Booze Spots in Brooklyn

A Little Bit Country

What better way to get in touch with your Southern side than over warm meat, booze, and bluegrass?

The Smoky Spot: Even in the shadow of IKEA, Red Hook’s sparse air and salty breeze makes it a world apart from the city. Make it feel even farther south by way of bourbon, beer, pulled pork and smoked brisket at Brooklyn Ice HouseBrooklyn Ice House: 318 Van Brunt St, at Pioneer

After Dinner: If you’ve saved room, bike 15 minutes away to dive-stitution Super Fine to take in a few more sips alongside bluegrass. 126 Front Street, DUMBO

The Smoky Spot: Pig out by the pound at Fette Sau’s picnic tables or share the rest of the pig—from bacon-jalapeño cornbread to fried pig tails and Dr. Pepper ribs or molasses brined pork chop—at The Brooklyn Star. Fette Sau: 354 Metropolitan Ave; Fatty ‘Cue: 91 South 6th St or 50 Carmine St, West Village and The Brooklyn Star: 593 Lorimer St, at Conselyea, Williamsburg

After Dinner: Brave the weekend dinner crowds or go out on Monday, when Revered Vince Anderson and his Love Choir hold weekly vigils by way of free “dirty gospel” in the back of Union Pool (Sets at 11pm and 1am). Union Pool: 484 Union Ave, at Skillman, Williamsburg

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