Good BBQ is like a great kiss: a multi-sensory experience that leaves the eater messy, tired and basking in the belly rubbing afterglow of slow smoked goodness. Like a generous lover, these Los Angeles BBQ joints will do you right with their meaty offerings.
Check out our picks for the best BBQ Los Angeles has to offer.
444 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, California 90291
This Venice classic, (with a WeHo location too), offers ribs, juicy pulled pork and standard sides including collard greens and cornbread served by cutie waitresses. Their hot sauce will kick your butt and they’ve got PBR in a can. Look for their blue awning or just follow the smell of smoked meat wafting down Lincoln.
4307 Leimert Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Unless you’re in an emergency room, standing room only is a sign that you’re onto something good. Phillips is a tiny, no frills, meat-filled hole in the wall serving ribs, sliced beef, chicken and other juicy bits in a variety of hearty combinations. Get it to go, ‘cause there ain’t no place to sit.
The Park’s Finest BBQ
The Park’s Finest does BBQ with Filipino flair, and their cane sugar, pineapple and pepper infused sauce, a family recipe passed down through generations, might make you believe in higher powers. The joint exclusively caters, so organize a party and have them deliver their pork loin, grilled veggies and cornbread to your door.
Gui Rim Korean BBQ
3977 W 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
In a city where Korean BBQ is a hallowed and competitive affair, Gui Rim does bulgogi, pork belly, spicy chicken, tongue, and intenstine in ways that keep people coming back for their very own K-town mini cook outs.
362 W 6th St.
San Pedro, Ca 90731
Drive through BBQ. Enough said.