Gowanus has places to day drink outdoors (Lavender Lake), eat with a big group (Insa), and get some good BBQ (Dinosaur BBQ). And it has Pig Beach - a place to do all three. This BBQ spot next to the canal has some indoor space, but it’s best when you can drink frozen cocktails with a bunch of friends in the huge outdoor courtyard. You don’t need to go out of your way for the food alone, but you won’t be upset sharing some brisket and mac and cheese, or the very messy cheeseburger, which you can get with one, two, or three patties.
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If you’re looking to eat BBQ in New York City, it should be at one of these 14 spots.
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The Roof is a big rooftop bar on top of Whole Foods in Gowanus and it’s a surprisingly nice place to hang out.
My Cuban Spot
My Cuban Spot is a takeout window in Gowanus that serves really good rice bowls and some of the best sandwiches in Brooklyn.
Surfish is a two-floor Peruvian restaurant in Gowanus where you can make a meal out of different types of ceviches.
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For some reason, everything at Ducks Eatery is so over spiced, over smoked, and overthought that none of it works. The beef jerky has squid ink on it. Why?
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RBQ Rockaway Beach BBQ
RBQ is a big barbecue spot in the Rockaways where you can eat something that’ll force you to take a nap afterwards.
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The best BBQ in New York City resides in Red Hook, in a Texas-style dining hall of sacred smoked meats known as Hometown Bar-B-Que.
Pig Bleecker is a meat-focused restaurant in Greenwich Village. Come here when you want to do something very bad (but also good) for you.
Queens Bully is a BBQ spot in Forest Hills that’s good for day drinking with a group or watching sports on TV.
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