While it has not traditionally been on the shortlist of America's barbecuing meccas, Denver has made a lot of headway in the last ten years or so as more and more barbecue joints have opened up all over the city. Those fearing a lack of Southern authenticity will be reassured that most of the places -- with Seoul Korean BBQ being the obvious exception -- on this list of Denver's best barbecue are run by Southern transplants who have brought with them the best recipes from home.
With more and more places opening up, Denver's old guard of barbecuers have had to step up their sauce-making game in order to stay competitive with the young blood. The main winner, of course, is you, the barbecue connoisseur. Use this list as a guide and then get out there and find the best barbecue Denver has to offer.
6499 Leetsdale Drive
Slow-cooked BBQ with a variety of sauce options...
1555 Champa St
Slow-cooked BBQ and homemade rubs and sauces...
435 South Cherry Street
Angus beef brisket and crispy Southern-fried catfish... read more
BBQ joint by day, music club by night... read more
6265 E Evans Ave
Slow smoked ribs and homestyle sides... read more
3961 Tennyson St
Beer, whiskey, BBQ, and casual dining... read more