Bludso's Bar & Que

BBQ, Whisky Bar
$ $
609 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 8:00pm



  • Kevin Bludso specializes in thick hunks of slow-cooked cow. There is a sweet, peppery sauce, but the beef ribs and the coarse sausage don't need it.
  • Best bbq in LA hands down. Everything from the ribs and sliced brisket, to the sides and deserts. Hey folks, it's finga lickin GOOD.
  • Tummy aching from all that bbq'd meat? Try the Fernet on tap.
  • Yeah. They run out of meat. So call ahead.
  • Peach cobbler was amazing summer dessert
  • Stealthily the most puppy friendly restaurant in LA. Just ask for sidewalk & get your pup best brisket in SoCal. I guarantee your pooch will be over the moon with delight.
  • Awesome food! Laid back. Full bar with limited mixers. Take a friend and the brisket is to die for!
  • Being from the South I wasn't sure what to expect of "LA BBQ". Over the top impressed with the brisket! The ribs are fabulous & the sides are all amazing. Even the sweet tea was great!
  • The sides are pretty mediocre, but the meat is OUTSTANDING.
  • Displaced vegetarian? Get veg side dishes: cole slaw, mac n cheese, potato salad and pickles.
  • The julep on tap is really mint bourbon that they then mix with soda water, sugar and bitters.
  • They run out of meat so call ahead!! LOL.
  • Try the smoked brisket sandwich. A spiced char encases the dark pink meat hiding beneath; it's an uncanny re-creation of Texas' finest 'cue.
  • Kevin Bludso traces his barbecue heritage back to the Lone Star state. You can taste that pedigree in each bite of his slow-cooked, smoked brisket sandwich.
  • Amazing BBQ! Get the PBR Margarita.
  • When Freddy's sold out, it landed on La Brea. Enjoy!
  • Very tasty Brisket & pork ribs. Love the mac n cheese, collard greens & banana pudding for desert. Service is good. Acoustics give way to place being a little loud but its also just popular too.
  • Mac & cheese is a must! Also surprisingly excellent margaritas!
  • Get there at 5pm. No crowd and the food comes out fast.

Nearby places

6360 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Ivar & Vine)
189 The Grove Dr (at W 3rd St)
7150 Melrose Ave (N Detroit St)