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Reviews by sleazo:
4.22/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
From the owners of Spuyten Duyvil across the street. You can smell the bbq as you near the place on Metropolitan ave. Inside is a sort of mix between a French butchershop and Texas BBQ joint. To the right is the meat counter where you order your meats and sides. To the left is a well stocked bar and a mural on the wall depicting various cuts of meat. The bar has meat related tap handles which was cool, cleaver, tenderizer, bbq fork, etc.
They had about 10 beers on tap with a well rounded selection. I was expecting it to be more Belgian inspired like its' sister across the street but it was focused on regional Americans. I ended up having a Capt Lawrence Liquid gold and a Slyfox Rauch. they had others from Bklyn, Sixpoint, Bluepoint, Rogue also on tap. The bottle selection was filled with rare beers. A very good selection.
Service was good, I didn't really talk with the French bartender about beer, but she was friendly and a bit funny.
The food is great, possibly the best bbq in the city. I had boneless beef ribs and pork belly. Both were smokey, charred and juicy. A good array of sauces complemented it well. The sides were just ok but I didnt have the baked beans which looked excellent. I will be back to try those and the beef cheeks. The ordering process takes place at the counter where you get your meat by the lb.
All in all a great place to grab some que and drink some quality brews.
11-22-2007 21:43:33 | More by sleazo
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4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
So this place is owned by the Spuyten people? And it hasn't been reviewed here on BA since 2009? And it supposedly has the best BBQ in town?
So we just walked by it after leaving Spuyten and I decided to check it out. It wasn't busy, why not? There's not much to it in terms of atmosphere here. Just a meat shack with picnic tables outside and a delightful smoke stench all over.
Once you go in, line up and choose your meat, you can stop at the bar and eat there (as we did) or grab a seat at the tables. They have 10 tap beers here, all local/regional: Sixpoint Signal, Greenport Porter, Kelso Nut, Brooklyn IPA, Captain Liquid Gold, Wandering Star Mild... great tap handles, like knives and kitchen tools that pour beer! A butcher atmosphere at the bar, I dig it.
The bbq is maybe a little pricey but damn delicious and filling. We paid $25 for 1/2 pound of brisket, 1/4 pork belly, a sausage, a side of beans and two rolls. Beer comes in mason jars for six dollars a piece, and can be had in half-pint, pint, quart, half-gallon and a gallon.
The joint started getting insanely packed right after we got there (the wife and I always cause that), but it was Saturday evening. I will be back for sure!
02-28-2012 05:31:09 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A big thanks to kplynch and ms. kplynch for taking myself, beerloco, mrs. beerloco, deliriumfest, ms. deliriumfest, and DBhog to this fine establishment.
Atmosphere: Wonderful picnic in a wearhouse vibe happening here! The front driveway is full of open air tables, while the wearhouse has 2 long beer garden style picnic benches for patrons to "self seat" at. Thats right boys and girls, unless you want a table outside in the driveway, you have to find an open seat at the public benches. Gallon Growlers of craft beer poured into mason jars adds to the picnic vibe as well!
Quality: The beer was solid but not special, the service the same, but the food was awesome!
Value: 6 of us ate and drank a gallon growler for $30 a piece with tax and tip!
I will definitely come back to the Fat Pig anytime I'm in Brooklyn!
09-26-2009 17:03:38 | More by koopa
3.8/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very homey atmosphere with fun kitschy wall decor, wooden picnic tables, and butcher knives in place of tap handles.
The beer selection on tap is mostly American craft beers, good selection that gets changed periodically. Beers are served in a variety of sizes, pints are served in mason jars for $5. There is nothing wrong with the service, bartender seemed to know her stuff, admitted to not having tried one of the beers and offered me a sampling. BBQ guys were friendly and helpful in selecting meats. After that you are kind of on your own here, it's a bit of self service, bus your own table, etc. With Spuyten Duyvil across the street, you don't need to go here for beers, but you won't be dissapointed with the beer selection if you happen to stop in for bbq and need a cold one.
The food is excellent northern bbq, not traditional cuts necesarilly, but all pretty good a taty. Well smoked, not dry, etc. Sides are ok, but not great. I give this a $$ reasonable rating considering it's in Brooklyn. $5 for a masor jar of beer, my fiance and I got a selection of meats and two sides that put us back around $55. I thought bbq was a way of making cheap cuts of meat taste good? For quality, you must pay. Worth noting they have a stellar whiskey collection as well.
Over all: I am in love with this place, real tasty food and enough of a beer selection to keep me happy during dinner. This is my kind of place, too bad I have to trek from Jersey to get there.
07-17-2009 12:49:11 | More by dherling
4.15/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
BBQ joint owned by the same folks as Spuyten across the street. basically you line up and order your food by weight, with the bar offering an array of whiskey flights and a nice selection of well paired beer as well. Can get multiple sizes of beer - from half-pints all the way up to gallon growlers. Decor is a plus for me - feels like the roadside bbq joints I'm used to in Tennessee, what with picnic tables, rolls of paper towels on the table, etc.
As for the nuts and bolts - the BBQ is stellar. best in the city as far as I'm concerned. The belly is amazing, the shoulder and brisket both quite good. The ribs can be a bit inconsistent. Sausages are nice but I never want more than a bite or two. Great sauces. Always a nice variety being served. No complaints there.
The beer selection is also nice, with a couple of interesting beers made specifically for this place (Kelso Fette Sauv) and a nice array of beers that go great with bbq. Always a smoked beer or two on tap. You'll get your beer in a jar generally, not the snifter you may have been hoping for, but I honestly don't have a problem with that. It's a bbq joint, dig in and stop worrying.
04-22-2009 14:19:35 | More by JohnQVegas
3.83/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been mulling this over in my head for a while now... How can a vegetarian, such as myself, enjoy a place that's so much about smoked meat? I don't know. There are many answers to that, but I'm going to simply stick with this - it's a very casual place, with kind of communal dining that's cool and friendly, and everything just seems to work in some bizarre way.
I like the painting on the wall of all of the cuts of meat. And I love the knives and cleavers used as tap markers. And I like the long 'picnic' tables and the way people wait in que to order their meats. And I also like the smokiness, although I will admit that it inhibits my tasting of the beer.
The selection is good, and they have their own beer made by Greenpoint. The food, also, is apparently "to die for". I don't know about that myself, but I've heard. Everyone I've been here with has loved it.
I almost forgot the alley. It's kind of tucked away, and for some reason people really like that. There are garage doors that open up in the summer. Very nice. And, it's right across the street (well, almost) from Spuyten Devil.
Worth a try!!!
10-23-2008 01:16:22 | More by NeroFiddled
Fette Sau in Brooklyn, NY
91 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.