This Location Closed
Hours & Location
480 Union St,
Brooklyn, NY 11231
NO More Hours Left in this location : (
We are sad to announce that on Friday, December 30th, the doors of our Brooklyn location, where Pig Beach BBQ was born, closed for the last time. Despite our greatest efforts, what has been our flagship home for the last eight years was sold to a local Brooklyn developer, Tankhouse, along with their partner, MacArthur Holdings, as part of the Gowanus Rezoning project.
Progress is always the way in NYC — and perhaps that’s part of its dynamic charm, the shiny new flipside to its timeless patina. But along with the major facelift the whole Gowanus Canal area is about to undergo, so go many of the local businesses, and the employees that made them such an essential part of the neighborhood. It’s hard not to think about the tough holiday season these hardworking people, including many of our own, are surely now facing.
Knowing how much Pig Beach means to the neighborhood (and vice versa), we’ve left the door open with the new landlords to one day reopen Pig Beach in the new 480 Union Street development. We’re staying hopeful those future stars will align — but in the meantime we’re vigorously seeking out a new place in Brooklyn, whether it be temporary or permanent, where we can light up those smokers again.
Speaking of Brooklyn; from our first crazy summer here in 2016 we knew we had something special with Pig Beach. Our team created a family (and dog) friendly home away from home, a go-to neighborhood spot where friends from near and afar could gather to hang and relax over some delicious BBQ and beer. We’ve hosted weddings, bar mitzvahs, marriage proposals, breakups, dancing dragons, brass bands, and Santa Claus. We grieved the tragic loss of our dear friend and chef, Jeff Michner, and celebrated his life with the world's greatest pitmasters at our side. We became part of the Brooklyn fabric of life, and in turn, it wove itself into ours.
We rolled with the punches of Covid and kept as many of our employees as we could — to maintain not only the restaurant, but our employees’ individual lives. And our employees — our Pig Beach Family — are absolutely the most important part of this equation. They have stuck with us through thick and thin. They are our success story. They are the ones that will feel the pain of this closure the most. Sure, there are other jobs and restaurants, but a restaurant family is a special bond, one that only those who have sailed upon the pirate ship named restaurant would understand.
We will be moving as many of our team members as possible to our AWESOME Queens location to keep the Pig Beach fires burning here in NYC. Some will join us at our new West Palm Beach, FL location, while others will join us in opening a new door in Louisville, Kentucky in 2023. Without our team these locations wouldn’t exist.
We hope you all will join our team in celebrating our last few weeks at Pig Beach BBQ in Brooklyn. We’ll be cooking up a lot of great stuff — and I promise it will be FUN! Because that’s what BBQ is all about, after all: food, family, and fun.
Stay tuned to our social media for more information to come.
Above all, thank you to every single person — employees, customers, investors, fans, neighbors, and everyone who ever graced our little Gowanus Canal oasis. Thank you for your support then, now, and as we look ahead to our next Brooklyn chapter. It’s just ciao for now.
Shane, Matt, Rob, Gary & Dennis
Pig Beach is happy to host dogs in our outdoor areas who are well-behaved and on a leash. All service dogs in New York City must have a valid dog license issued by the NYC Department of Health.
Pig Beach does not enforce any type of curfew or “children’s hours” and considers itself to be a “family-friendly environment”. That said, children must be supervised at all times.
Pig Beach does not currently accept reservations. Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis, however, if you have a party of 20 or more and are interested in one of our private event areas you can fill out the form HERE and someone from our Events team will get back to you with pricing and availability.
Pig Beach has Gift Cards that are available for purchase HERE.
Lost / Forgotten Items:
Guests may always come by once the restaurant is open to retrieve lost items or email email@example.com for Brooklyn inquiries and firstname.lastname@example.org for all Queens inquiries to verify that a card or other personal item has been found. Pig Beach is not responsible for lost or stolen items.