When people come to California wine country, they don’t arrive expecting to find authentic barbecue. But here in Livermore, we’ve got an amazing, authentic barbecue joint called Sauced BBQ—and it’s as good as you’d find anywhere in the country!
Sauced BBQ’s stated goal is to provide awesome food, great drinks, and Southern charm and ambiance out here on the West Coast. And how they’ve succeeded!
The Guys Behind Sauced BBQ
Like many of the best authentic barbecue restaurants, Sauced BBQ is a family affair. Cousins Barrett and Brenden had lifelong dreams of owning a restaurant; Barrett grew up in Pleasanton, and Brendan in the South. What started as Brendan’s love of backyard barbecue morphed into a competition BBQ team in Atlanta.
Throughout the years the cousins have traveled far and wide perfecting their cocktail recipes, too. The New Orleans Hurricane and the Kentucky Mint Julep are as authentic as you can find.
The guys at Sauced BBQ are just about as passionate about their beers as they are about the barbecue. A number of hand-crafted, in-house artisan beers provide the fresh local flavors that complement the food so well. Under the Sauced Brewing Co. label, you can enjoy beers with names like Deuce Pigalow, Dirty Little Pig, Piggystyle, Porkchopper Porter, Hawgs n’ Heifersweizen, and more.
You can’t talk about a place called Sauced BBQ and not mention the sauces. These guys have perfected four levels of saucy goodness: Tin Roof, Hot Tin Roof, and Pig Candy.
Tin Roof is a sweet, tomato-based Kansas City barbecue sauce. Hot Tin Roof is Tin Roof plus a little extra—a hot habanero kick! Pig Candy is a sweet tangy sauce. Georgia Gold is a tangy mustard sauce especially good on chicken.
The ambiance in Sauced BBQ feels Southern and welcoming—and there’s a good reason for that. All the wood and corrugated ceiling in the restaurant was reclaimed and shipped in from barns in Georgia and North Carolina.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy the weekly schedule of fun events, from Trivia & Taco Night on Tuesdays to Wednesday Family Bingo and weekend live music. Special bonus: Trivia Night features $2 tacos and $4 margaritas to keep the good times rolling!
2300 First Street, #120
Livermore, CA 94550
Come stay with us at The Purple Orchid in Livermore, and indulge in everything our beautiful region has to offer. From hiking to wine trails, a day on the lake or a day at the spa, there’s something for everyone in Livermore. The tastes of the South at Sauced will only enhance your indulgent getaway! And don’t forget to download our free area vacation guide to help plan your trip.