Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Bar, Eatery

604 Union St
Brooklyn, New York, 11215-1022
United States

(347) 429-7030 | map

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Ratings by Eamonn-Cummings3:
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.84/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
This is an incredible food and beer spot in Brooklyn.

The tap list features locals from other half and Brooklyn Brewery and a limited beer made for them by Middle Ages.

Not to mention the food is amazing.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
You know the deal with the various Dino BBQ locations...large room (multiple rooms in this location) , high quality BBQ..some of the best in the NYC area IMHO, and ample but not over the top amazing beer options. This spot is just on the outskirts of Brooklyn's over the top awesome Park Slope neighborhood.

Go for the quality Q and wash it down with some quality brew..the Dinosaur folks knows what they are doing hospitality wise....the ribs, brisket and especially the wings are not to be missed
Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by bgold86 from New York

Feb 13, 2016
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25
This is a BBQ joint. You come for the food. Nothin else. It is packed with families. Packed with locals looking for a quick pick-up. (A BBQ joint, really?) That said, the beer selection is pretty decent if you can get a beer, since the bartenders are overwhelmed by drunken morons ordering Donkey Kicks, Horny Nun, or some other watered down cocktail. Could not wait to get out. If this is your thing, go for it.... if not, forget it!
Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by JaredSammy from New York

Sep 17, 2015
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Last minute thingy or how it’s been sold, anyway. But it is Denis’ special daaay so drinks are in order and cue the que. What, what, where, on Union, really? That’s going to mess up my 4th Ave crawlings, for sure. Probs could have landed a spot easier had the dirty Holiday Inn not whored up the half the street’s parking spots reserved (hey, fuck you)...

Longish low joint with a half dozen shiny picnic tables split 3 & 3 to the door penned put front. Off to the left, a large long wood bar with a rounded center, shaped like an omega; with taps on the inside of the bar, riding the bump. Seating for 15 on hightop chairs and stools for the unfortunate. Bar back holds booze shelved on mirrored back panels to both sides of a vintage Bevador (instant street cred) housing canned selections, and then more shelved out to the ends. Flats on the corners and 1 above center. Vintage liquor marquee up there, as well.

Slat wood floor, panel windows up front, vertical plank walls worn & washed, and rafter & plank ceiling with blended ductwork. Drop long stem fans, pan lamps & spots. Seating sectioned slightly off the bar; an ovalesque table and high top to each side, and a handful of booths fore & aft, with an aisle split running straight to the rear. ‘To go’ order zone with an openish kitchen behind it on the far wall, and a side pen holding a dozen and a half tables, with a few booths forward.

Light framed prints, vintage ad pieces, old movie posters, burlesque play, beer trays, a carnival game wheel, light muralage, a giant scale face, the usual. Not as crazily overdone as some of the other locations with their heavily matted Blues, BBQ, & Burlesque/soft porn B movie décor.

Which brings us to the side room seating step down step down, a single banquet hightop table and a dozen tables around it. Concrete slab floorings, old pressed tin wall uppers to the rear, brick, & plank wood. Beer trays shelved, a Geneese 12 Horse Ale ad piece, a Lynn Paige poster (who ever the hell she is), a disturbing duel stag head (try not to think too hard about how they put that one together), framed mirror, a giant ‘Carter the Great’ comic bookish piece on the far wall, and other things printed onto the walls themselves. They have the coolest bottle mobile a-spinnin’ above; sprawling, bottles of different sizes, shapes, color, & config. Severely badass. Track spots surrounding the mobile gives good shadows as bottles go by. I do dig, I do. Windows are blinded & red velvety curtained.

20 taps, more than ½ of them are seemingly NY wares (Brooklyn Summer Ale & Radius, Kelso Pils, Sixpoint Sweet Action, Greenport Harbor Summer Ale, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Captain Lawrence Kolsch, Shmaltz Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner, Ommegang Witte, Empire Amber, Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale & Dinosaur Ape Hanger Ale), the remainder a collection of craft regional (Sam Adams Summer Ale, DogFishHead 90 Minute IPA), regional to people elsewhere (Founders All Day IPA, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Blue Moon), imports (Guinness, Labatt Blue), and a cider (Original Sin). I drank the Founders All Day IPA, Kelso Pils, & Brooklyn Radius, in that order. Drafts available by the ½ pint, pint, & pitcher, and they do a flight of (4) 4’s for $6.

+ 2 dozen bottles; 1/3 of them craft, the remainder crap macro and meh imports, and a baker’s dozen cans; the list split between ‘my father’s fridge’ (retros), and ‘new school’ (craft; Bronx, Oskar Blues, Sixpoint, 21st Amendment, Shiner, Butternuts). Bottles & cans available in buckets of 5.

And food. They opted the fried green tomatoes, original & fancy; the latter was the better of the two (topped with housemade pimento cheese and sweet & sour green tomato chow-chow). I went with wings; a half and half sesame hoisin & garlic chipotle, the latter ones real tasty, but you know about heat & I. And then I went with the pick your own combo game. (3 is 50% better than 2, fact). St Louis ribs (excellent), pulled pork (good), and BBQ brisket (good). Ribs were far and away the Win here. Came with a honey hush cornbread and 2 sides (I chose BBQ beans with pork and the broccoli & carrot salad as these are a few of my favorite things, although sadly, there are no Syracuse style salt potatoes here). I am fulled of food, and need to recline. Over there. In the corner. On the floor. For like 4-5 hours, is all, please (manners are important).

Server was so very pep pleasant obviously not of here. Chill now, but I’m sure it’s a total shit show here on Friday & Saturday nights, and evenings afternoon. There is music, we can’t hear it but something. Dinosaur does good food consistently, this being the 5th location I’ve seen. They do Dino Poutine here, only in Brooklyn would you see that. Beer isn’t amazing but does the trick. I’d do this again, yep.
Jan 04, 2014
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 6 ratings