Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ in Brookline
I saw this article about a month or so ago.Â I held on to it for a bit to see if I could find some additional details..
Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ in Brookline:
Barbecue fans have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Roadhouse in Washington Square, Brookline. (It’s from the folks who brought you the Publick House, so you know the beer will be good.) I’ve gotten more inquiries about this restaurant opening than any other in recent memory. Bostonians love their ‘cue!
If you’ve walked by and smelled tempting aromas, it’s because the Roadhouse crew has been testing the custom-built pit smoker. Proprietor David Ciccolo says they’re putting finishing touches on the place this week.
So I searched for formation today and found this raving review:
Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ1 – 1700 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445
From husband & wife team David Cicollo & Ailish Gilligan, the owners of Brookline’s The Publick House comes Roadhouse BBQ, a little piece of Texas in Boston. Roadhouse purchased and transported a 4500 lb. smoker to put in their new rib and beer joint. That’s right, a 2 ton smoker, so large they had to sign a separate lease just to hold it. The restaurant is housed in the space formerly occupied by Vinny T’s.
Roadhouse opened in early September 2008. The highlights are 1) real pit smoked BBQ, 2) a focus on on American craft beers, 3) two great bars, and a 4) a 50 seat outdoor beer garden. Inside there are three rooms: a 35-seat dark mahogany bar, a massive 170-seat 6-plasma screen dining room sporting solid wood booths with antique brick, and the take-out area (where the pit smoker resides).
Beerwise, they are offering 40 draughts, among them selections from Six Point, Magic Hat, Ommegang, Allagash, and Dogfish, as well as lesser known brewers like Mojo, Cisco, Avery, Rogue, and Bear Republic. They also feature quite a few more offerings in bottles. Food highlights include pulled pork, ribs, mixed sausages, brisket, and chicken fried steak – all of the items a BBQ joint should have. They offer one side with their entrees, and pricewise, it’s certainly not cheap as far as BBQ goes ($19 chicken fried steak), but the food is solid.
Sounds like a great place. Has anyone had a chance to visit?
Please let us know.
Drink Craft Beer and Eat more RIIBBBSS, You’ve Earned It!!