Pig Beach

Restaurants, Barbecue Gowanus
3 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Pig Beach
Pig Beach
Pig Beach
Pig Beach
Pig Beach

Pig Beach slings delightful, succulent meats dressed to the nines in exquisite sauces to hordes of 'cue-craving Brooklynites in an expansive backyard patio and sprawling, 7,000-square foot warehouse. Outside, the smoke pit rotates rib racks, turkey breasts, whole chickens, and — of course — hulking slabs of hog until tender and falling off the bone. Drizzle your meaty order in one of the kitchen’s glossy sauces (brown sugar-honey, hatch vinegar bbq) and pair it with fellow comfort foods like mac and cheese covered in crushed Goldfish crackers and house-made sweet and sour pickles. On weekends you may need to stake out space at one of the communal picnic tables, and wade through dog- and stroller-wielding families, but the grub is well worth it. Did we mention you can also score decadent, cheese-smothered burgers and buffalo-doused wings off the grill? But the deciding factor might be the bar’s spiked slushes (frosé, blue Hawaiian, lemon shandy) and boozy milkshake lineup.

By: Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo


Venue name: Pig Beach
Address: 452 Union St
New York
Cross street: between Bond and Nevins Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 3–10pm, Fri 3pm–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight, Sun 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St; R to Union St
Price: Average dish: $12. AmEx, MC, V.
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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This was my local summertime hangout last year. The drinks were awesome, the vibes were unlike any other place in the city during the summer, and the food was to die for. Its all outdoors, where one side is the area where you receive food and the bar is in the opposite side.Located on the Gowanus Canal, this area used to be known as Swan Dive (which was when I first came by this place)  Wait times for food weren't too long and portions were plenty. I recommend this place for anyone.


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The perfect place for your 25th birthday party. How should I know, you might ask? Because I just celebrated it here and everyone had a good time. 

This BBQ bar is entirely outside with tons of picnic tables, area to stand, two bars and corn hole...I get it if you want to have your next birthday here too. There's wine on tap, several boilermaker combos, $11 cocktails and a solid selection of beer. It's up the block from Ample Hill and less than 10 minutes from Union Hall (my favorite bar). Plus it's right on the beautifully scenic Gowanus Canal. What's not to love?

Pig Beach is not my favorite BBQ and they should have a happy hour, but otherwise you're getting prices that are lower than the city and a lot of open space in the middle of Brooklyn. I'll take that any day.