The only word that comes to mind when parking outside of Hate Mondays Tavern is intoxicating. The smoker is located out front, and I’ve parked next to it a couple of times. On my way home, I’ve had the savage feeling to eat my now well-seasoned upholstery, but that’s a story for another day.
As soon as you arrive, make sure to ask if there are any specials for the day. I’ve eaten some great one-offs that seem to be on an erratic specials rotation that only El Bearded Chef (Chef & Owner Karl Hayden) understands.
Here’s the straight-up truth: You MUST order the Ribs, smoked Wings, and of course, the Mondays Remedy Burger.
The Ribs and Wings will sell you on just how great the BBQ is here. I love the Brisket too if there any left by the time you get there.
Now, the Mondays Remedy Burger holds a special place in my heart. Hate Mondays Tavern participated in my Hamburger House Party competition in 2016 and made a respectable showing. They returned in 2018 to win the People’s Choice Award with their Mondays Remedy Burger.
I’m not a big fan of gimmicky burgers (and while on the surface this might be one), I can confirm that is indeed not. Their tasty signature beef blend burger topped with cheese and bacon.
One last thing, it’s on a sweet bun. Hate Mondays Tavern takes a donut, slices, and inverts it. The inside has a light glaze with some of HMT’s bbq seasoning. It threw me off on the first bite until my brain could process what exactly I was eating. El Breaded Chef deserves a standing ovation for this creation, or you could visit him and eat one.
P.S.: Hate Mondays Tavern is located in a warehouse district, so don’t be Miami-driving and texting, or you’re sure to miss it.