Best Barbecue: Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey

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Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey

Watch out summer, we’ve got a new barbecue champion in town. Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey really says it all. They smoke meat to perfection and pair it with premium whiskeys, drank straight, on the rocks or mixed into a cocktail. The barbeque house has a smoker so large that they had to remove the back wall of the kitchen to get it inside! So you know that their meat is freshly, authentically smoked.

Their menu is full of classic barbecue dishes like brisket or beef short rib, plus simply amazing sides like baked beans and hush puppies. Their bacon wrapped corn is a must, along with the beet salad. Are you drooling yet? On par with their smoked meat, if not above, is their Whiskey-centric cocktail menu. No matter how you like to drink it, they’ve thought of it. Welcome to whiskey heaven. Some of the best include the Vonnegut and the Old Besse.


1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

Tel. (403) 283-3021