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Southpaw BBQ

Southpaw BBQ

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Brewery$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Apos K.heart icon on user image
    Apos KlgnsSeptember 8, 2017
    It was one of the best meal I ate during my trip in USA. A small gem. We ordered the devil eggs and the pork. Portions were big and value for money.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    They also have a solid, whiskey-centric bar program, house-brewed beer, and some unique items like smoked pulled goat with salsa verde and fry bread; and a BBQ version of nachos dubbed Natchez. Read more
  • Kostis H.heart icon on user image
    Kostis HatzitaskosAugust 9, 2014
    Some of the meats can be a little dry, but the pulled pork is usually great. One of the meat+sides dishes is usually more than plenty for one person. The cocktails are funky good too.
  • Doc P.heart icon on user image
    Doc PopJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the chef's bar in the back. The chef, Max, will share great info about your meal! Plus iit's one of the few seats where you don't have to stare at deodorant and car commercials while you eat.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouDecember 23, 2012
    aside from the pulled pork dishes, such as (boom...) and (pew pew) i had to definitely check out the pulled BBQ goat dish that's been there, and it didn't all the condiments, and just wow, perfect.
  • A F.heart icon on user image
    A FMay 31, 2016
    Love the brisket plate (ask for lean meat). Good selection of sauces. Very please with the Grit Cake and Collared Greens.
  • Juergen
    JuergenSeptember 30, 2013
    Thanks to Elisabeth and the team we had a wonderful private party at Southpaw ;-) excellent food and drinks super friendly service and great place. We will come back!
  • DadOnTheSceneheart icon on user image
    DadOnTheSceneJune 15, 2018
    Join their whisk(e)y club. Once you taste all they have to offer you get a complimentary bottle of whisk(e)y of your choice.
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    DadOnTheSceneJune 15, 2018
    Personally I don’t come here for their bbq which is bland or their house brewed beer which is average. I go for their whisk(e)y selection that is top notch.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronNovember 3, 2013
    Brussels sprouts with bacon cream. They're shredded like cole slaw and really just a bacon cream delivery device, but you get to be the person at table to virtuously order a vegetable.
  • Kirk H.heart icon on user image
    Kirk HerlitzNovember 5, 2015
    Oddly enough, Southpaw has one of the best cocktail menus I've experienced in SF. The bourbon based "Safeword" is deliciously dangerous!
  • Tim P.heart icon on user image
    Tim PursellJuly 16, 2015
    It's SF BBQ. Trendoid dipping sauces for the okra. BBQ comes as small plates. Just don't expect southern it Texas BBQ and you'll enjoy it. It's not ribs from Okie City but it'll do, pig.
  • Lorcánheart icon on user image
    LorcánMarch 3, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Their collard greens are always amazing. There's a selection of delicious vegan and vegetarian options including smoked seitan and jackfruit.
  • Naomi B.heart icon on user image
    Naomi BruwerSeptember 14, 2015
    Amazing food. Smoked pulled pork and goat is simply delicious. Mac and cheese side amazing. Love the music and vibe. Delicious cocktails!
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 17, 2012
    Beer is brewed on site and the porter, dark and heavy, goes perfectly with a plate of meat and sides like Delta cheese grits and hush puppies. Read more
  • Shauna
    ShaunaMarch 24, 2013
    The food is amazing. Try the smoked pulled goat. I know, I know, but trust me, it's really really good.
  • DadOnTheSceneheart icon on user image
    DadOnTheSceneJune 20, 2018
    The main draw for this place is their whisk(e)y selection which is great.
  • William J.
    William JohnsonFebruary 11, 2016
    Brisket had a surprisingly large amount of fat. The bacon cheese grit cake was incredible though.
  • joanne
    joanneNovember 21, 2011
    the house sazerac is fuckin ace. my "litmus test" cocktail, an old-fashioned, was also solid. didn't try the food, but the six-pack of pepper and vinegar-based sauces show promise.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The beef brisket and all the fixins! Fantastic BBQ, but the fried chicken and game hen are a bit on the dry side.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47December 9, 2014
    Be sure to get samples of the house beer before getting a pint. Unfortunately, it can be hit and miss. Luckily they have plenty of guest beers on tap.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LuAugust 27, 2014
    Great BBQ. If you're getting brisket, make sure you ask for lean & fatty! Their fatty brisket had WAY too much fat for me to appreciate.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LorSeptember 23, 2012
    The collards might be better than some places back home! Brussels Sprouts, crunchy mac & cheesy grits are a must! Hush puppies need some work.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket is one big slab of fat and no meat. I was disappointed with the chicken first time I came here too. If you want some real BBQ try hi lo around the corner...
  • Luckyheart icon on user image
    LuckySeptember 20, 2014
    Beers are good, service friendly, but meats are a lil dry, agree that the smoked goat plate (entree) is very tasty, overall a lil overrated.
  • joanne
    joanneNovember 24, 2011
    if you get sides, MAKE SURE one of them is the black eyed peas. if the other happens to be coleslaw, put a bunch of mustard vinaigrette on it. SO GOOD.
  • Hattie S.heart icon on user image
    Hattie StroudNovember 17, 2015
    Deliciously vinegary pulled pork, fried pickles, and a great cocktail menu. Love this place.
  • Jon J.
    Jon JohnsonFebruary 19, 2012
    If they have the Brian Wilson on the drink menu give it a shot. It's a surprisingly good beer cocktail with stout, Jameson and Tuaca.
  • Derek H.heart icon on user image
    Derek HammerSeptember 8, 2015
    Great for group events! Price was reasonable and we had a ton of great food to share
  • annie .
    annie 🧸February 10, 2013
    Idea: if here with one other person, order a single BBQ meal platter (comes with 2 sides) and one or two appetizers
  • Doc P.heart icon on user image
    Doc PopDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Old 38 Stout Beer - A great recommendation from the waitress. I'm not much of a beer drinker, but this stuff is fantastic. Rich and smooth.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouDecember 23, 2012
    natchez, cheesy grit cake, fried green tomato, goat cheese rosti, memphis ribs, nice beer selection,
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LeepJanuary 16, 2012
    Try the pulled pork, so tasty. The sides rock, especially the sprouts. Ask for the special sauce. It will bite you back.
  • Lizheart icon on user image
    LizJune 19, 2017
    great vegan options, including all the sauces. try the jackfruit!
  • amandarants
    amandarantsJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the four sides for $14 to share. Great deal, and filling. Best grits I've had in SF.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 10, 2011
    Order up the Old Crow bourbon-brined chicken in this smokehouse-cum-brewery. And drink up, their serving tank can whip up 14 kegs at a time. Read more
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris H.September 19, 2016
    Brisket is the way to go.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AngelleAugust 31, 2014
    Pulled pork was fantastic. Nice generous portion. Hamhock & Cheddar Grit Cake was incredible
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SperdutoDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The sides are good enough for a meal, and great beer and whisky beaides.
  • Evelyn T.heart icon on user image
    Evelyn TioJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best selection of sides I've ever seen. Fried pickles were amazing.
  • Norris T.
    Norris TranJanuary 5, 2015
    Bbq beef brisket w/horseradish mash potatoes and bacon laced Brussels sprouts
  • Nathan
    NathanJuly 7, 2012
    Not too hungry? The 4 sides w/hush puppies deal for $14 is a great value. Choosing just four however, may prove difficult.
  • Luah F.
    Luah FontanaSeptember 24, 2013
    The pulled goat. OMG the pulled goat. Do it, don't ask questions. It's DELICIOUS!
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly H.March 8, 2014
    Pulled pork shoulder and black pepper cheddar & Brie Mac and cheese AMAZING
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertOctober 23, 2015
    smoked pulled goat with salsa verde and fry bread
  • Leeheart icon on user image
    LeeNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their old fashioned has bitters cubes so the flavor changes as you drink it.
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoMarch 12, 2013
    Ask for whiskey recommendations... Great selections! And awesome ribs!
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenJune 14, 2015
    Happy hr 5-7; pulled pork corndogs, smoked chicken nuggets $7, prohibition sweet tea $5
  • Kemp M.heart icon on user image
    Kemp MullaneyFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The BBQ here is great but don't ignore the awesome sides!
  • Jade L.heart icon on user image
    Jade LoyzagaMay 29, 2016
    Meat plates were awesome and their Mac and cheese hit the spot
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