• Critics’ Pick
  • Fette Sau

  • BBQ $5-$25
  • 354 Metropolitan Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Neighborhood: Williamsburg
  • Phone: 718-963-3404
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Not since the original Long Island City Pearson’s, perhaps, has a location been as ideally suited for barbecue as Williamsburg’s Fette Sau (“fat pig” in German). Kim and Joe Carroll, owners of the inimitable beer bar Spuyten Duyvil, had been scouting locations for their second venture when they learned that Tony & Sons, the auto-body repair shop across the street, was renting out part of its fenced-in lot and cinderblock building. The couple preserved the shop’s industrial vibe, outfitting the driveway with picnic tables and the wood-beamed, cement-floored interior with phonograph-horn light fixtures and stools fashioned from John Deere tractor seats. The centerpiece, though, is the Southern Pride gas-and-wood-fired smoker capable of slow-cooking 500 pounds of meat at a time. An avid backyard barbecuer, Joe eschews regional styles, finding inspiration in local ingredients like Italian fennel sausage from a nearby butcher, and his own proprietary panela-and-espresso-based spice rub. Surf for turf is swapped out with a rotating menu of pork and beef ribs and shoulders, pigs’ tails, flank steak, leg of lamb, pork belly, and pastrami, all sold by weight and served on butcher paper, sauce on the side. The drink list is appropriately heavy on North American bourbon and whiskey, with a smattering of tequilas, mescals, rums, and vodkas, and of the ten tap beers, the Barrier Fette Brau Pilsner is custom crafted for them.

Feature Links

http://fettesaubbq.com/
  • Hours

    Mon, 5pm-11pm Tue-Thu, noon-11pm Fri-Sat, noon-midnight Sun, noon-11pm

  • Prices

    $5-$25

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Bar Scene Dine at the Bar Take-Out Outdoor Dining Reservations Not Required

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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