Juke Joint BBQ and Brothers Brewery

Beers, BBQ and the great outdoors? This new suburban eatery is a must visit.

The craft beer specialists Brothers Beer stationed at City Works Depot have accumulated an ardent following since opening in 2013. So word that their latest venture is marrying their famed icy cold beers with hearty servings of smoky barbecued meat, will likely be music to many ears. This Thursday, the doors will be opened to the second Brothers Brewery which also boasts the brand new Jukes Joint BBQ.

Sharing a large industrial building space on Akiraho Street in Mount Eden, Brothers Brewery will brew craft beer on site while also acting as a bar. Juke Joint’s slow cooked barbecue offerings will complement the selection of beers, the two spaces united by a large outdoor courtyard that welcomes punters in.

Jukes American counter style service uses order sheets to allow chefs to cut the meat to order, ensuring an utterly succulent outcome. Their impressively large in-house smoker allows them to barbecue the traditional way, employing a low and slow cooking method which renders the meat incredibly tender, while the spice rubs and smoke from smouldering logs infuse the meat with complex flavours.

The beef brisket cooks away for 14 hours until a melt-in-your-mouth result is achieved, while the deliciously peppery pastrami is thickly sliced and served hot. As for the pork ribs, they’re served Memphis style, suitably sticky and extremely gnaw-worthy. Needless to say, the smoked sausages are a downright banging option. Choose your meat served naked or with slaw in a pickled sandwich, topped with an impressive selection of sauces including kimchi, BBQ, chipotle mayo, thick n’ fruity or espresso BBQ. And you’ll definitely want to opt for a few sides; there’s the burnt end beans, a rich combination of smoky baked beans spiked with tender ends of brisket, the collard greens with smoked ham hock, and the smoked vegetarian skewers with eggplant sauce.

With sun, beer and barbecues synonymous with the lazy summer days ahead, this arrival of authentic American smoky barbecued fare in the suburbs couldn’t have come at a better time.

You can revel in their barbecued delights and very drinkable craft beers from Thursday the 24th of September. Opening hours will be Tuesday – Saturday 11.30-10pm and Sunday 11.30-8pm. 

Jukes Joint

5 Akiraho Street
Mount Eden


Image credit: Josh Griggs



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