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For anyone that’s been to the original Bludso’s in Compton, the La Brea location is a complete 180.

Large, open, upscale space. Full Bar. An actual place to sit that’s not the boiling hot inside of your own vehicle.

The great news is the prices are still really affordable. I was really shocked by that. The cocktails are what’s gonna set you back here.

They are not stingy with the portions either, so come hungry.

Just don’t get too messy cuz there ain’t no wet naps to help clean up. But they offer full rolls of paper towels at each table for your wiping convenience.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

Brisket – Tender, flavorful

Chicken – Juicy, large potion

Pulled Pork – High quality meat

Mac and Cheese – Really simple, not gonna win any awards but sometimes you just want the basics

Baked Beans – Almost as good as the beans at the Compton location and that’s saying something.

Spacious Seating – You’re not crammed in any crappy communal seating. Every table is enormous and spaced far apart so strangers don’t have to hear the god awful slurping noises.

SOME LOWLIGHTS:

The pork ribs and rib tips were a bit dry. Tasty but the meat wasn’t exactly falling off the bone, which I prefer.

The hot link was just ok.

I wish they would have offered the banana pudding dessert they have at the Compton location. That was heavenly.

609 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583
http://www.barandque.com

This is what you get when you order the "Small Tray" A portion of each meat available and a small portion of every side. Perfect for 3-4 people. $65 bucks.

This is what you get when you order the “Small Tray” A portion of each meat available and a small portion of every side. Perfect for 3-4 people. $65 bucks.

I loved all the sides! Standouts were the mac and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.

I loved all the sides! Standouts were the mac and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.

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Mint Juleps on tap!

Mint Juleps on tap!

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