fette sau

After a small batch tour and several beers at the Brooklyn Brewery, I went over to Fette Sau for a super indulgent, but downright delicious dinner.

Fette Sau is one of those BBQ joints where you order your food by the pound. Fueled by lots of Brooklyn beer, I chose well for my party of four. We got pork belly, sausage, beef brisket, boneless ribs, a side of German potato salad, and a side of burnt end baked beans.

This dinner was fantastic. Everything was delicious but the standouts were definitely the pork belly and the baked beans. The pork belly was tender, juicy, and served in slices about a 1/4″ thick! The burnt end baked beans were easily the best baked beans I’ve ever had. It’s honestly just one of those things that you’re just going to have to try to believe me.

You can also order beer in large quantities too. We had one gallon (yup, a gallon) of Sixpoint Vienna Pale to wash everything down.

I did absolutely nothing after dinner because the deep, deep food coma I was in but oh, was it worth it though. Definitely looking forward to coming back!

Fette Sau
354 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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brooklyn brewery

Finally! I made it out here. If you’re not aware, I love a lot of the Brooklyn Brewery brews, especially Local 2, their Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

The brewery is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Just northwest of the Bedford stop on the L. They offer tours hourly from 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday and a happy hour on Fridays starting at 6pm. Me and a couple friends went to the brewery for a tour and to hang out. They clear out a large room during the weekends and place chairs and tables as well as a bar.

The tour was interesting, though not quite what I expected. For the tour, they bring you to a room with a bunch of the machinery and tanks they use for brewing the beer. I was expecting more of a walking tour of the facility, but it’s no big deal, it was still interesting. The guide spoke about the history of the brewery, the current location, the different beers, and so forth.

beer tokens

Afterwards we hung out in the large room with the bar. You have to buy tokens in order to get beer. Each token is good for one beer, unless stated (Locals 1 & 2 were 3 tokens each). Tokens were $4 individually (I think) and $20 for 6.

beer menu

meg enjoying a brooklyn blast

I got to try out a bunch of different kinds of beer that day. I started off with Blast, a double IPA. It was pretty fantastic. Probably my favorite of the day (aside from Local 2).

brooklyn local 2, i know you’re not surprised

Aside from Blast and Local 2, I had some Summer Ale and a Weisse. They had some beer for sale behind the bar too. I was eying up a bottle of Sorachi Ace, but passed. Dammit, why didn’t I buy it. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now…

chris & chris

Currently their Oktoberfest and Post Road Pumpkin Ales are out! I’ve gotta try em soon. Also, Local 1 & Local 2 have hit shelves in the Philly area, or at least by me. Go get your hands on a bottle of Local 2, sit back, and enjoy!

Brooklyn Brewery
79 N 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Barcade is another place I’ve been meaning to go to for a while. I love video games and beer…therefore, Video Games + Beer = Barcade = Happiness.

They have a ton of great beers on tap and a pretty awesome atmosphere. The walls are lined with vintage arcade games. There were also two ridiculously cute dogs roaming around. I ended up playing fetch with one of them for at least 10 minutes…yeah, I just said that. It was awesome.

I did see Marble Madness, a game I was fascinated by growing up. Why I didn’t play it? No idea. There were also several other ridiculously awesome games. (Sorry, my inner geek is coming out)…I just didn’t get around to playing any. I packed a ton of quarters too…it’s a shame a barely used any. Someone did play some Donkey Kong though…i won’t get into the results of that though…

self proclaimed donkey kong champion, runner’s kitchen

I will be back…this place is TOO awesome.

Can’t wait for the Philly location to open up, but I’m sure it won’t feel the same as going to the original.

388 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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