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Smoke BBQ + Skybar
Price Range: $$
Smoke recently relocated to the downtown area, just on the Eastside, making downtown residents and visitors very happy. Smoke's Texas-style barbecue isn't just delicious, it's diverse. The menu is... Read More
Smoke recently relocated to the downtown area, just on the Eastside, making downtown residents and visitors very happy. Smoke's Texas-style barbecue isn't just delicious, it's diverse. The menu is extensive, offering mouth-watering meats, including traditional brisket, pulled pork, Dr. Pepper pork ribs, beer can chicken, Shiner Bock Beer brined turkey, prawns with chimichurri sauce, bacon, and bratwurst. If you go hungry, don't be too shy to try their Cowboy Chop Ribeye with barrel-aged rye whiskey butter. Besides the more familiar barbecue menu, they offer burgers, sandwiches, entrees and a long list of sides, such as buttermilk mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Yum! Pickle fiends will appreciate their "pickles by the jar," options like sweet and sour carrots, jalapenos, spicy garden vegetables, candied beets and whiskey spiced peaches. It's fair to say, Smoke thinks a little outside the box. There are not many other places in San Antonio (or elsewhere, for that matter) where you can chow down on some crispy pig ears and braised tongue!
- Barbecue: "Smoke has one of the largest outdoor patios downtown, including some cozy covered seating."
- Outdoor Dining: "Smoke's new outdoor space is the perfect place to kick back and watch the game or listen to live music, with picnic tables, 14 TVs, music stage and full bar, not to mention an adjoining dog park coming soon."
- Best for Barbecue Because: Smoke is one of the newest restaurants in the downtown area, and few offer better barbecue for when you can't shake that craving.
- Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Smoke offers fantastic BBQ with a view! Their new 12,000-square-foot outdoor skybar is a great place to take in the downtown San Antonio skyline.