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Sauced BBQ & Spirits

4.2
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Sauced BBQ & Spirits in Livermore, California is inspired by authentic Southern barbecue. Everything is cooked with a low and slow technique and the bar serves over 250 spirits and cocktails. Live music on the weekends and a friendly atmosphere make Sauced BBQ & Spirits a great place for family and friends to gather.

The menu at Sauced BBQ & Spirits includes a weekly �trivia and taco� night, as well as crowd favorites like smoked wings, glazed Brussels sprouts, Carolina pulled pork and sweet honey cornbread. From burgers and hot dogs to steaks and other meats, there is plenty to satisfy on the menu. Desserts include fried Oreos and peanut butter pie.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch 9:30am-12pm

Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 961-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brenden Scanlan (Pitmaster)
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Private party facilities
Sauced has several different options for your next party. We can optimize the seating to meet your needs, and we can customize a menu that will be perfect for your next get-together.
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Private party contact
Barrett Gomes: (925) 961-1300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Livermore Ave.
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Parking details
Downtown Parking Structure off Railroad Ave, Parking Lot behind the restaurant
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Entertainment
Sauced has Live Entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night starting at 9:00PM. Live Music Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday, starting at 4PM.



We also have 20 flat screen TVs up to 120" for all the sports fans out there. Come join us Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for all the BEST games!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.1
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3.8
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3.8
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4.0Dined on September 3, 2016

You can't go wrong with this BBQ restaurant in the heart of the Livermore area. Service could be slow at time, depending on the time of day or evening, but the wait is worth it. The menu is built for all different types of appetites, but if your hungry, then you come to the right place. The Unholy Cow is a great burger pastrami combination that is packed
with flavors... a must try!
Coming soon, opening up in Walnut Creek at the end of September 2016, the old Pyramid Ale House

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2016

I had the ribs. It had good taste but the meat was dry. I like the meat moist and falling off the bones. The mac n cheese and the cornbread were great. The Tot-Tas were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Made last minute reservations for a birthday dinner, and had no problems getting a table. Really fun crowd on a Tuesday night and with a band outside at the plaza too.

Food order was taken quickly and drinks served promptly. Good came out fast and was delicious. I had the half rack and the meat pulled right off the bone - cooked just right! And I was stuffed afterwards.

Excellent service even with such a busy night. Kudos to the staff for making it a great experience!

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2016

My son was visiting from the UK, and he came with a big appetite. He decided to try the rack of ribs, great choice. Portion size was very good, and the sides were fantastic. My wife had the loaded pulled pork sweet potato - mmmm. Only problem of the night was that they ran out of Burnt Ends!!!! Noooo. Was told by our server that they ran out earlier in the day. Have to say our server was excellent - Marilyn. As soon as my empty glass of iced tea hit the table, she was there to offer a refill. Never disappointed when we go for the special occasions.

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2016

Food here is amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2016

I'm from Texas and eat a lot of BBQ... but your meat and sides were awesome!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Way too noisy but otherwise a great place to hang out with friends.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our server brought us a complementary dessert. We were very impressed with all that we ordered. It is a bit pricey, but splitting a dinner was not frowned upon (the server brought us an extra plate to assist in sharing). Eating in the quieter outside was worth it, even though it was a warm evening.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

This was a great restaurant but if you want to have a conversation then forget it. The mouse was deafening. Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2016

Enjoyable food in a fun atmosphere

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2016

Our waitress was really nice but failed to take one person's drink order. When we finally got her attention it then took several times asking for it. That person waited at least 20 minutes for a drink. The Bingo noise level was a bit too much to hear each other talking.

Overall those things were not that big of a deal because the food was fantastic and I would go back again and again.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2016

We went to the restaurant to try the ribs after ording them they told us they were out...
Had to find something else which was OK but we came for ribs.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

My wife and I took our son to celebrate his birthday when he came to town. Everything about the experience was great except for the fact that my wife's lunch salad did not come out of the kitchen for a very, very, long time after the meat dishes were served. My son and I were faced with letting the delicious meats we'd ordered get cold, or eat while my wife had nothing in front of her. The waitress was nice in apologizing for the delay, but it was really longer than it should have taken to build the salad, even if it wasn't started until after the rest of the food had been delivered to the table.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2016

We went with the family (including 3 kids) to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everyone loved the food and it was just noisy and rowdy enough that the kids could be kids without worries. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2016

Excellent service with outstanding food is the perfect combination!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Good food, beer and service. Cool vibe. Very relaxed and casual atmosphere. Can get pretty busy and can be a bit warm on hot days. Overall a very nice spot for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2016

We always love the food and atmosphere, but sadly, the beers we ordered (3) all tasted watered down. Not sure what was going on with that.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

I have been to several bbq places and found Sauced to be very good but the food choices weren't as plentiful as they could have been.
Having been to Dinosaur BBQ in NY I can say the wings at Sauced are flimsy in comparison.
The meal should come with a small salad included or have a choice of seasonal vegetables. The sides were way too carb-centric.
My main dish was quite good and the portion size was pretty good. My husband loves bbq so I was happy that he was pleased with his meal.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Love the food. Service is good. Drink choices are amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2016

If you like Bourbon, this is the place for you!
So many choices, it's hard to pick. Brought some people from Atlanta and Bentonville here and they Loved it. Want to go here every time they visit.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

Great BBQ restaurant in the Livermore valley, one of our favorites. If you have a big appetite, then the Holly Cow is for you, 1/2lbs burger top with thinly slice pastrami. The fried pickles/peppers and bumpkins are amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2016

Great food and met with friends from childhood.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2016

Love the burnt ends and the choice of BBQ sauces at the table. Really good margarita also.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2016

Our group of three wanted to eat close to the Bankhead theater so we could have dinner before the show. Sauced was recommended to us by a friend so we took a chance. The food was fine; my two companions ordered the slider apps and I had the hella Cali salad. They thought the sliders were just okay and my salad was tasty but pretty big so I was unable to finish it. As the place filled up it got quite noisy. The service was good and friendly. I would say that this is worth a second trip especially because it is so handy to the theater!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

There is indoor and outdoor covered patio seating. The staff is very accommodating.
The food is excellent!! The savings are huge so you'll have left overs to take home. Plenty of choices and nine disappoint.
I advise a reservation as they get packed quickly.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food! The brisket was so good and the ribs are amazing. Be sure to try the Sweet Potato Casserole. You will love this place if you love BBQ.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

A lot more fun then I thought. we made reservations, but ended up not needing them (Thursday night) Seated immediately, waited on immediately and with a smile.
Try the burnt ends - a must! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2016

We discovered this place on an evening when a friend's band was playing. Between the awesome appetizers and mouthwatering entrees, the craft beers, whiskeys and wines and attentive servers, this place has it all. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. The place is loud, the portions are huge and the service is great. Get there early on Fridays and Saturdays as no reservations are available those days after 4PM. The place is packed so plan to get bumped and maybe a toe stepped on. But hey, you're there to have a good meal, good drink and music.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2016

I enjoyed the dinner with my family here. I recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2016

We ate here the week they opened and continue to come back, as well as bring friends.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

We love Sauced! Consistent food, service & experience.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Every visit we enjoy a different item and it is aways delicious. The family favorite is the brisket nachos.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

BBQ not my thing....food was ok...too loud...too crowded....good for BBQ lovers. ..not me

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2016

We went with our son & his girlfriend. Its a place they really enjoy. It was pretty noisy & crowded for a weeknight. Reasonably priced menu. Split decision on the burnt ends, 1 thought the burnt ends were ok; the other two who had it loved it.
Wait staff were prompt, friendly & personable.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2016

I came with open mind but the didnt have the beef ends not the brisket for a 630 sunday night reservation not acceptable i think

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2016

Good food, but still too highly priced for BBQ.
I would return more often if it weren't so high priced.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2016

Cold feeling to the place (although extremely crowded). Concrete floors, metal chairs, etc... No booth seating. No tipping policy, automatic 20% added to ticket ($257 for 7 meals, 5 drinks). Food was meh, service was meh. I didn't love it.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2016

My 4th trip since they opened but it had been a number of months. The pricing is not even close to reality. I like the food but 3 people over $85 and no alcohol. You have priced me out of your future.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

We always enjoy our means at Sauced BBQ & Spirits. The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and we love their sauce choices for the meat dishes. If you like a quiet place this is not the place for you. However, because it is quite noisy it is perfect to bring young ones who sometimes like to yell. Still not so loud you can't hear people you are with.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Its, hands down, the best BBQ in the East Bay valley. I bring my family members whenever I'm out that way. The servers and food are always good and the big screens make for fun and conversation.

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