John Brown Smokehouse

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 Full menu WiFi available

10-43 44th Drive
Long Island City NY 11101
(Long Island City)



Open 1130-2200 Mon-Wed, 1130-2300 Thu/Fri, 1200-2300 Sat, 1200-2100 Sun

Craft Keg Taps: 8
Craft Bottles/Cans: 36

Beers: Beer range varies

Nearest subway: 23rd St-Court Sq(E / M), Court Square(7 / G)


Kansas City-themed barbecue joint with an outstanding beer list.

Directions - E / M train to 23rd Street-Court Square or 7 / G train to Court Square (same station complex), exit at the west end (corner of 44th Drive and 21st Street) of the E / M platforms (which is the far end if coming from the 7 or G), walk west along 44th Drive for just over a block. Note the E / M platform signs still show the old station name of 23rd Street-Ely Avenue.

Alex says

This is a barbecue restaurant, Kansas City style, but with a small bar at the back that you can sit at if not dining. There is a big Kansas City Royals baseball following here, so you probably won't encounter too many New York Mets fans (the Mets lost the 2015 World Series, at CitiField in Queens, to the Royals after a tense 12 inning marathon game). The beer range is excellent, with a number of unusual offerings. Boulevard beers, from Kansas City, can usually be found in the selection. There is a nice back patio area which is surrounded by murals. (11/2015)

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