10 Barbecue Spots You Should Try Right Now in Los Angeles.

10 Barbecue Spots You Should Try Right Now in Los Angeles.

Nothing goes better on a hot Summer day than cold beer and great barbecue. Everyone knows the South serves up some of the best barbecue in the country, but that doesn’t mean the West can’t throw down. Whether you like your meat sauced or smoked, here’s our list of 10 barbecue spots you should try right now in Los Angeles.

Holy Cow BBQ

Low and slow wins the race at this smoked meat paradise. 1842 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Pearl’s Texas BBQ

Pearl’s, located inside an Airstream trailer on Violet St., smoke’s up Texas-style bbq in an outdoor setting. If you get there before the rush, you must order the giant beef short ribs. 2143 Violet St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Maple Block Meat Co.

The smoked brisket steals the show at this Culver City gem. They serve moist, lean and mixed cuts of the beloved meat. 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Trudy’s Underground Barbecue

If you know, you know. If you don’t, now you do. No set times. Located in a backyard in Studio City. Just a simple DM to the Instagram account could get you invited to have some of the best brisket in LA.

Barrel & Ashes

This spot in Studio City serves up BBQ from every great BBQ region in America and they do a damn good job. They also have one of the finest whiskey selections in LA. 11801 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Ragtop Fern’s BBQ

When you see the “Lucifer” smoker, you’re in the right place. This ‘Que is smoked by chef/owner Fernando Carrillo in front of an apartment complex near Koreatown. If ribs are your thing, this is a must visit.

Ray’s BBQ

No lie, get there early and get the beef ribs. Thank us later. 6038 Santa Fe Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Moo’s Craft Barbecue

This underground husband and wife barbecue duo recently got put on hold, but now are back in action doing pop-ups. Believe the hype. Check their website for upcoming events. www.mooscraftbarbecue.com


This La Brea hotspot was originally located in the city of Compton and now kills the Texas-style BBQ game with their out of this world smoked meats.  609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Horse Thief BBQ

This walk-up spot is located in DTLA at Grand Central Market and serves up amazing smoked brisket in an outdoor courtyard setting. 324 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90013



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