BEST BBQ IN the Neighborhood

100 Different Whiskies, Dozens of Great Beers & WineS


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3pm-5pm Sundays during NFL games…

  • MeatCrafters Half Smokes with Brisket Chili $7

  • Smoked and Fried Chicken Wings $9

  • Founder’s Solid Gold Lager $4

  • Maker’s Mark 46 $7


This is how great BBQ looks


And it tastes even better than it looks

At Cinder, we focus on the natural full flavor of the meats. Our dry-rubbed seasoning enhances rather than smothers. And we offer some original, kickin’ sauces to enjoy. We don’t forget the sides, either: Slaw. Mac ‘n cheese. Collards. Bourbon peach baked beans… Our Pit Master isn’t fooling around. This is serious business.


Traditional Texas brisket, dry-rubbed ribs, smoked wings, pulled pork, chickens — all carefully smoked for hours over a combination of hard and fruit woods.



Great barbeque deserves to be accompanied by great drinks.

Cinder offers a collection of 100 different bourbons, whiskies and ryes, more than a dozen different beers, wines and cocktails.

Our partnership with the Willett Distillery allows us to offer a special, rotating selection of their highly acclaimed whiskies.

We call it the “Willett 3.”

You’ll call it the perfect pairing of flavors.


We dedicate hours and hours to our dry-rubbed flavors.

Our Pit Master Bill Coleman is obsessed with barbeque. From picking the right cuts of meat, the freshest vegetables, the sharpest cheddar and countless hours he nurtures the meats in the smoker, Bill stakes his reputation on his food.

That’s why we are fanatical for offering the best whiskies, wines and beers to accompany our barbeque.

We’re obsessed with creating the type of barbeque joint you feel comfortable visiting — again and again.

Not sure what to order first? Just ask us.


Get ready to have an amazing meal catered — soon !

Coming soon! We’ll be catering events in the near future!
Having a party? Company celebration? Just get new legislation passed? Have Cinder BBQ cater your event, from 10 people to 1,000. We’ll bring the heat, the flavors and the joy of barbeque wherever you need us.


“It’s just a cool place to come hang out.”

Located in the Petworth neighborhood, Cinder BBQ offers some of the most flavorful barbeque in DC, a great whiskey & bourbon list, and a large beer and wine list.

We take pride in our menu, the flavor of our smoked meats, and in the great team we have working to make Cinder one of the best neighborhood joints in DC.

We’re thrilled to be named one of the top “Cheap Eats” in DC by the Washingtonian magazine!

We don’t do fancy — we do great flavor.


Dine in Only*

800 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011

(202) 450-6795

** No take-out or delivery yet, but it’s coming! **


Mon-Tue closed
Fri-Sat 5pm–2am
Sun 5pm–12am

It’s great BBQ that’s great for the whole family.

Rated one of the best cheap eats in DC!

Rated one of the best cheap eats in DC!