The Smoke & Barrel

Today’s Welcome to Sanford Business of the Week is the Smoke & Barrel, a downtown gastropub which specializes in serving local craft beers, smoked meats and bourbon.

The Smoke & Barrel opened at their location on Steele St. back in 2014, as part of the wave of new businesses and projects which helped make Downtown Sanford what it is today.

Some of the Smoke & Barrel’s most popular items are their brisket, their classic pulled pork sandwich, and their NY Style Cheesecake made in house! One reviewer on Google had this to say about their brisket,

“Get. The. Brisket. The good half of my family is from Texas, and this brisket could hold its own against Texas brisket. The middle was so tender and well seasoned that I didn’t need to use any BBQ sauce (but they have a good BBQ sauce if you want some anyway). The ends of the brisket had a crispy char on them, which is my favorite part. If you like burnt ends, you know what I’m talking about.”

Currently, the Smoke & Barrel is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM for take out and dine-in at limited capacity. Visit the Smoke & Barrel Facebook page for of the updates on daily specials and new events and visit their website to take a look at their regular menu.Besides their delicious food and selection of beers, and before COVID-19, the Smoke & Barrel had live music performances and other events almost every week! We hope that they can return to hosting local musicians as soon as they safely can.

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