Smoke & Barrel, the barbecue joint owned by the same people who brought you Meridian Pint, continues to present itself as a semi-secret beer lover’s paradise. This place offers remarkable barbecue, plentiful vegetarian options (which is... pretty charming, considering), an impressive whiskey library, and then gilds the lily by offering a continually rotating selection of rare, seasonal, and delicious beers. Why does Smoke & Barrel get to do three things incredibly well while the rest of us struggle to even find one? Lean into it, and grab yourself some tasters of incredibly well-curated drafts with a side of brisket -- or vegan spare ribs.
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