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Hometown Bar-B-Que

454 Van Brunt St., (entrance on Reed St.), Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.674858 -74.01821
at Reed St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-294-4644 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Price Range: $$

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Tue-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-10pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Smith-9th Sts.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


By barbecue standards, this venue is practically fancy. Considering the clientele (30-somethings, strollers), the soundtrack (on a recent night, early-era Shins), and the décor (a giant painted American flag, Edison bulbs, and fairy-style ceiling lights), it’s easy to be skeptical of the quality of the ’cue. But cast off your doubts: The food is fantastic, like the appropriately fatty brisket, which is served plastic-fork tender and with the most peppery bark you’ll find in New York.

Recommended Dishes

Brisket, $14 per half-pound; lamb belly, $12 per half-pound; beef rib, $26; pastrami bacon, $14 per half-pound; H.T.B.C. sandwich, $13 (Absolute Best)


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