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Discover DTLA’s Smokin’ Barbecue Scene

It just wouldn’t be summer without the tantalizing aroma of barbecue wafting in the breeze! Whether you like your chow Texas-style, hot and spicy, or classic American, we’ve smoked out some of DTLA’s best BBQ joints, guaranteed to tempt your tastebuds. Feel like staying in with family and friends? Take a cue from THEA’s luxurious outdoor amenities, where you can enjoy your barbecue with a view! You’ll find an outdoor kitchen on LEVEL 9, complete with BBQ grills and a catering pavilion. The Level 27 Sky Deck offers BBQ grills with comfy lounge areas and easy access to the 27th floor catering kitchen.

Take your grilling skills to the next level on our high-tech BBQs. The spacious surface area allows for multiple cooking possibilities to please every palate.

Our LEVEL 27 Sky Deck features a chic outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill and plenty of room to stage your feast.

Planning a special celebration or gathering with family and friends? You’ll find outdoor seating galore on our LEVEL 27 Sky Deck.

Enjoy breathtaking views from every angle on our LEVEL 27 Sky Deck.

Moo’s Craft Barbecue 2118 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031

Recognized by Food & Wine’s Best Barbecue 2020 and acclaimed by LA Times and Eater LA, Moo’s Craft Barbecue started as an underground BBQ pop up in a small East Los Angeles backyard in 2017. Inspired by authentic Texas barbecue, Moo’s uses old school techniques to produce delicious, melt in your mouth smoked meats with a Cali Mex twist. Moo’s recently opened a new restaurant location in Lincoln Heights and they will also be popping up at Smorgasburg LA starting August 29.

Horse Thief BBQ Grand Central Market 324 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Named named one of the best BBQ restaurants in Los Angeles by Eater LA, Horse Thief BBQ was founded by two native Texans, Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi, to showcase the classic smoked meats of Central Texas. Signature dishes include pork spare ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and turkey breast butter brined, as well as ingredient-driven sides and desserts such as fennel-apple slaw, vegan heirloom beans, and banana pudding.

Spring Street Smokehouse BBQ 640 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Spring Street Smokehouse is an American Bar-B-Que joint offering all the classic barbecue meats, hickory-smoked from four to 12 hours. The meat is wonderfully dense and smoky and includes all the favorites you’d expect: beef and pork ribs, Texas hot links, brisket and pulled pork. The down-home sides of mac & cheese, beans and cornbread round out a truly authentic BBQ experience. Fresh made desserts include Bourbon bread pudding and Peach cobbler create a truly comfort meal experience.

L.A. Brisket 736 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012

A popular destination originating in Artesia, L.A. Brisket specializes in hand crafted sandwiches loaded with all-natural meat sold by the pound, with house BBQ sauce and bread. The menu offers brisket, chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, and BBQ Bowls served with LA slaw, salsa verde, garlic, and jasmine rice. Sides include elote (grilled Mexican corn), French fries, truffle fries, and sweet potato fries. Order online for pick up or delivery.

TBLA Catering & Cafe 765 Santee St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

A cozy spot in the DTLA Fashion District, TBLA Catering & Cafe specializes in American comfort food. Try their signature Memphis Style BBQ baby back ribs served half and full rack or their BBQ pulled port sandwich. Sides include a choice of mac n cheese. sweet potato fries, potato salad, and onion rings. TBLA also offers a selection of salads, bowls, burgers, sandwiches, and pastas.

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse 518 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is a new take to Brazilian food, brimming with healthful recipes. The restaurant was founded by Henrique Huyer with the mission of bringing authentic, traditional Brazilian barbecue from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. to the American market. H&H is committed to working with only the best suppliers, serving top-quality organic, grass-fed meat and local produce that you can enjoy with a unique wine from South America. The menu caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of beef, lamb, pork and chicken dishes. The extensive salad bar presents gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings as well.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Moo’s Craft Barbecue

Photo #2: THEA

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Photo #6: Moo’s Craft Barbecue

Photo #7: Horse Thief BBQ

Photo #8: Spring Street Smokehouse

Photo #9: L.A. Brisket

Photo #10: TBLA Catering & Cafe

Photo #11: H&H Brazilian Steakhouse