246 W Willow St (at N Franklin St)
Syracuse, NY 13202
Whoever said the best barbecue in the country was south of the Mason-Dixon line hasn't been to this Syracuse-based chain that pays homage to its history as a motorcycle hang. The ribs, pulled pork, and brisket are something to write home about, as are the sauced-up hot wings. Live music, featuring acts from rock and reggae to R&B and classic soul, keeps the honky-tonk charm alive.