Where to Find the Best Barbecue Joints in Washington, DC

Really good barbecue has never been particularly easy to find in these parts—until now.

Photograph by Scott Suchman Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky.

1. Chopped pork at DCity Smokehouse

8 Florida Ave., NW; 202-733-1919

2. Tennessee BBQ chicken at Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ

4818 Yuma St., NW; 202-350-9791

3. Pork ribs at KBQ Real Barbeque

9101 Woodmore Centre Dr., Lanham; 301-322-1527

4. Arkansas-style brisket at Black Hog BBQ

Frederick locations: 118 S. Market St., 301-662-9090; 221 Shorebird St., 301-662-9600
Ijamsville location: 3323 Worthington Blvd., 240-699-0070

5. Kreuz sausage at Hill Country

410 Seventh St., NW; 202-556-2050

6. Brisket at the BBQ Joint

Union Market, 1309 Fifth St., NE; 202-714-3292