Save the Barrel

Smoke & Barrel is a neighborhood gathering spot and BBQ joint, or at least it was before Covid took over all our lives. While we continue to serve delicious BBQ for carry-out and delivery, our dine-in business, like so many other neighborhood restaurants, has all but disappeared…understandably.

As the principal owner of Smoke & Barrel, I am reaching out to you all with a plea for your continued support. We do not have the ability to have any kind of reasonable patio space so we rely entirely on our carry-out and delivery but we are on the verge of suffering the same fate as many of our restaurant peers who have recently closed permanently.

It has become too financially challenging to stay open with the diminished sales we have seen. Therefore, I am asking you all to please consider ordering from Smoke & Barrel once a week or every two weeks so that we can make it through these very challenging times.
At this time our financial position will only carry us through Christmas at best but with your help, we can hopefully get to 2021, to a vaccine, and to a whole new tomorrow.

Please help us beat Covid and continue serving great BBQ to DC.

-John Andrade, principal

We open daily at 5pm

Indoor Guidelines

To make a reservation, please reach out via phone (202-319-9353)

– Reservations are required by ABC 
(max party size per table: 6 guests). 
No additional guests may be seated.

– We ask at least one person from each party to fill out a contact tracing sheet.

– Guests are required to wear a mask when not directly eating or drinking.

– Self-seating is not permitted.

– Moving chairs and switching tables are not permitted – this is to ensure a safe 6ft. distance.

– Guests must order all food and beverages from a server. At least one prepared food item must be purchased per table.

Beer, wine and food will be available for carryout service as well.
Daily hours of operation will be limited to 5pm-10pm
We wish you all peace and safety during this unique time. 
Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support.

Sincerely, The Smoke & Barrel Team


Jace Gonnerman curates an exceptional, ever-changing list of 24 draft beers and a cask offering alongside craft cans and a list of hard to find bottles.


We provide a casual environment and warm knowledgeable service for you to enjoy Chef Logan McGear’s unique interpretation of country cooking. Our signature bbq and hot sauces complement the flavor of our house-smoked meats so well, you’ll be asking for a bottle to take home.


For the whiskey lover, we have selected some of the finest the world has to offer, and present them neat, on the rocks, or mixed with housemade ingredients in modern variations of classic cocktails.

Visiting Brookland, DC or Arlington, VA?
Please stop by our other fine locations.


Brookland Pint
716 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017


Meridian Pint
6035 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22205