Blue Pit BBQ, now serving barbecue

  • Blue Pit BBQ, photographed in late May, when the Union Avenue establishment was operating as a whiskey bar
Blue Pit BBQ, photographed in late May, when the Union Avenue… (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore…)
September 22, 2014|Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

First announced last fall, Blue Pit opened on the last days of spring in Hampden on Union Avenue, where it's been operating as a whiskey bar.

Now, on the very last day of summer, owner-chef David Newman is officially debuting his long-awaited barbecue menu. 

Blue Pit is now Blue Pit BBQ with a new awning to prove it.

The menu includes sandwiches and meat platters featuring 18-hour pit-cooked pulled pork, brisket rubbed with Zeke's coffee, bourbon-glazed St. Louis pork ribs and smoked bratwurst. 

Sides are things like collard greens with neck bones and sherry vinegar, four-cheese macaroni and cheese and baked beans with brisket.

Blue Pit BBQ is 1601 Union Ave. in Hampden. The bar is open seven days a week, but the kitchen is closed on Sunday. For more information call 443-948-5590 or go to

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