Pit powerhouse John Stage—the Harley enthusiast behing the wildly popular 'cue empire—expands to Brooklyn with this 208-seat Gowanus outpost. Along with signature dishes including dry-rubbed pork ribs and apple-brined BBQ chicken, he unveils a few new items: a "Breakfast All Day" barbecue hash with BBQ brisket and a poached egg; brisket po' boy–style; and a fried-green-tomato sandwich with pimento cheese and chowchow. At former tool-and-dye factory, this expansive honky-tonk is done up Dino-style, with exposed-brick walls, reclaimed banquette booths and sidewalk picnic tables. An installation of recycled whiskey bottles hangs from the high ceiling, and the bar is a set piece from the Russell Crowe film Cinderella Man, stocked with draft beers from Kelso, Sixpoint and Brooklyn Brewery.
|Venue name:||Dinosaur Bar-B-Que||Contact:|
604 Union St
|Cross street:||between Third and Fourth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average entree: $16. AmEx, MC, V|