Carnival Horizon is the second Vista-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line and there is one dining venue onboard which steals the show and it’s called Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse.
Even though the smokehouse is featured on some other Carnival cruise ships the space on Carnival Horizon is the first dedicated venue which also features a brewhouse with exclusively brewed ales just for the ship.
We’ll go into more details further below and all the things about Carnival Horizon’s BBQ venue which is in partnership with Guy Fieri.
1. Smokehouse Favorites
One of the main aspects of Guy’s new smokehouse is the food! The BBQ-inspired dishes have been put together by Food Network chef Guy Fieri who is also well known on Carnival ships for the popular Guy’s Burger Joint.
The restaurant includes the main BBQ favorites including brisket custom-smoked for 12 hours, Memphis-style baby back ribs, dry-rubbed and grill-finished chicken, pulled pork, and cedar-smoked salmon with an apricot glaze.
The tasty favorites are of course all cooked low and slow. Guy’s very own rubs and spice are also added to add that extra special signature taste. All of this is served with coleslaw, sweet pickles, and golden honey cornbread or Texas toast.
2. Guy’s Signature Dishes
That’s not all! Diners can enjoy the smokehouse signature dishes including Dragon Chili Cheese Fries featuring smoked beef brisket, cheddar cheese, onions, and jalapenos; Trash Can Nachos topped with pulled pork; Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sauce, and melted cheese; The Smokehouse Melt, with pulled pork, sliced brisket, double smoked pork belly bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, homemade pickles and donkey sauce.
3. Exclusive Sources
To complete Guy’s BBQ food are the choice of different sources and side dishes. There are several sources to get the taste buds going and even some Carnival Exclusives including Smokey Chipotle, Gold Coast Yellow Mustard, Black Pepper, and Burning Tomato.
4. BBQ Side Dishes
The side dishes have also been created by Guy Fieri and they are Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Beer-Braised Cowboy Pinto Beans, Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash, Mashed Potatoes with Red Eye Gravy and Burnt Ends, and Buttermilk Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almonds.
Just like sister ship Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon has its very won brewery located inside Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse. This where the head Carnival brew master Colin Presby puts together those exclusive beers and guests can even see what’s going on through the windows as they get stuck into one of Guy’s signature dishes.
6. Craft Beers
So let’s take a more detailed look at those beers which are only available on the Carnival Horizon and first announced in January 2018. The four beers have been specifically created onboard to compliment the BBQ dishes.
ParchedPig Smoked Porter
Brewed with in-house smoked malt, this robust, full-bodied beer offers big and bold flavors and notes of molasses and hickory smoke, providing the perfect complement to Smokehouse|Brewhouse’s BBQ favorites
ParchedPig Farmhouse Ale
This lightly hopped beer is distinguished by its blond color, fruity and complex character with mild spice notes that balance the brew’s dry finish
ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale
Highlighted by its rich amber color and notes of toasted caramel and biscuit, this beer is well balanced, smooth and highly drinkable
ParchedPig West Coast IPA
The embodiment of a traditional West Coast India Pale Ale, this hoppy, intense beer is loaded with bitterness with a bright flavor profile and distinctive aroma of citrus and pine
7. The Bar
The is a nice long bar near the entrance of the specialty restaurant where guests can relax and not just enjoy the craft beers. The bar has it all including cocktails, bottled beer and a wide selection of whiskeys.
A major highlight is the venues Hig Sampler as seen in the image further above. Guests can try all four of the specially brewed Carnival Horizon craft beers. It only costs $.75 to try them all! Of course, a regular sized beer can be ordered too along with an exclusive “Stay Cold Growler” costing $48.95.
8. Free Menu for Lunch
On embarkation day and sea days on Carnival Horizon Guy’s Pig & Anchor, there will be a free lunch menu available. This will be a good way for guests to try out the venue before going all in on one of the evenings on a la carte basis.
It will be a buffet service starting from noon until 2 PM. This could change in the future so do check first when you get on the ship.
9. Live Music
Just imagine enjoying smoked food, refreshing craft beer, a view of the brewery all with live music too! When the barbeque restaurant is open there will be a live band playing music into the night. Expect some great all American tunes to delight diners.
10. Inspired Decor
This is the first full BBQ restaurant in the fleet and the venues feature the type of style you would think of when eating this type food. There is a very rustic feeling with lots of brows and grays.
There are red broked walls and wooden floor with a seating area inside and outside on the deck. There is a seating capacity of 138 and it is located on the ships Promenade deck.
Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse | Brewhouse is Where You Should Be!
If you ever do take a cruise on Carnival Horizon then this is a must visit dining venues onboard. It is the first in the fleet and opens full from 5 PM every evening staying open until late at night.
You’ll probably want to discover more about Carnival Horizon which entered service in April 2018 and is a Vista-class Carnival cruise ship. Check cruise prices and details here.