Our journey began with a road trip by our boss Brian Patton with chefs Petr Matusny and Christian Petz to Texas in September 2013 to research the best of American BBQ. On their return they set the ball in motion to offer Vienna it's first taste of real BBQ. We launched a pop-up concept called Big Smoke Bar and BBQ at the Donaukanal and this ran from May until September 2014. Our pop-up turned out to be much loved but much too short so we set about scouting for locations to find a permanent home for our BBQ kitchen. While traveling around the US Brian fell in love with the craft beer scene there and decided that a 30 tap craft beer bar would be the perfect match for his BBQ. Inspired by trips all over the globe including London, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Boston, California and Texas our boss together with a renowned Irish design team created The Brickmakers Pub and Kitchen. We first opened our doors in Zieglergasse, 1070 Wien, in March 2015. Smoking meat low and slow is a life long journey of education and our kitchen team continues to be wholly passionate and intrigued by the process. We are also mad about our beer and constantly study, taste, seek out, reach out to brewers/breweries to find the best beers for you the world has to offer. We even have our own gypsy brewing project called Me and Uwe Brauerei to brew our own beers. We wholeheartedly invite you to taste the fruits of our labour!