Stubb's Bar-B-Q

801 Red River St (at E 8th St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Authentic Texas Bar-B-Q, Cold Beer and Live Music


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  • gospel brunch
  • stage
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • barbecue
  • Southern food
  • pulled pork
  • gospel brunch on sundays
  • good for groups
  • mac & cheese
  • sandwiches
  • good for a quick meal
  • all you can eat
  • cornbread
  • scenic views
  • TVs
  • beer
  • fried okra
  • fried green tomatoes
  • sweet tea
  • Big Boi

    The most famous for you SXSW-ers. Personally, I like the view from the stage.

    Big Boi · March 9, 2011
  • VH1

    To sneak up front, go to the east bar, look to the right, and you'll see a walkway that’s usually guarded by a worker. No big deal! Just walk by, go around the balcony, and you’ll be up front! – Artur

    VH1 · July 21, 2010
  • VH1

    One of the few venues in town that always seems to stick to their schedule. So get there early. They start and end on time every time. – Laura B.

    VH1 · July 21, 2010
  • STA Travel U.S.

    Not only is the barbeque delicious, but they have awesome indoor and outdoor stages! If you are a lover of indie or alternative rock, you will absolutely love it.

    STA Travel U.S. · March 1, 2012
  • Red Bull

    This place is a classic. People like John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood were all paid in beef at Stubbs, deaming the "work for your food" payment structure.

    Red Bull · August 7, 2012
  • Epicurious

    Texas always does barbecue right, especially at this joint. Enjoy live music while you indulge in succulent BBQ with a dry rub and smoky taste.

    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
  • The White House

    President Obama sat down for lunch to discuss his vision for making sure that hard work leads to a decent living. Read more

    The White House · May 11, 2013
  • Charles E.

    All you can eat brisket!

    Charles Edge · January 31, 2012
  • Charles E.

    Check out gospel brunch on Sundays, with that custom margarita bar!

    Charles Edge · January 29, 2012
  • Chevrolet

    Opened in 1968 in Lubbock, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn have all played, and eaten, there - and all sat back and said "Wow, those were some good ribs."

    Chevrolet · September 20, 2010
  • Austin, Texas

    An Austin legend! Stubbs has hot music, cold beer, smokin' BBQ, fried green tomatoes and the Gospel brunch. All the cool cats come here.

    Austin, Texas · November 4, 2011
  • IFC

    We couldn’t pick just one BBQ favorite, so this place shares the title with Lambert’s. Both have great food, but your money will go a little further here.

    IFC · March 7, 2013
  • Amanda J.

    Go see an amazing show at stubbs and report back.

    Amanda Johnson · December 16, 2009
  • Voravut R.

    Grab a Shiner & see a live show.

    Voravut Ratanakommon · August 26, 2009
  • Jane Q.

    Best BBQ in Austin

    Jane Quigley · March 15, 2009

    If you're stealthy, you can often get to the outdoor shows through the restaurant. But first, grab some brisket and a Shiner.

    RCRD LBL · March 8, 2011
  • Volcom Entertainment

    Booze + Live Music + Chili Con Queso = EPIC. Stubbs knows the equation for a great show. We are never disappointed here.

    Volcom Entertainment · November 19, 2010
  • CultureMap Austin

    Barbecue had better be on your agenda when you stop by Stubb's, but if you're looking for other taste diversions, check out their fried green tomatoes.

    CultureMap Austin · July 11, 2011
  • Aaron S.

    great for music, drinks and food. in particular, love their sides (oh, they are also a client)

    Aaron Strout · August 15, 2011
  • Keith D.

    great concerts

    Keith Dennis · May 19, 2010
  • Sony

    Perfect for the weary SXSW'er, dig on in and try not to get BBQ sauce everywhere. Especially on your new video camera! - Sony Bloggie

    Sony · March 12, 2011
  • Tanner P.

    get the whipped sweet potatoes!

    Tanner Powell · March 13, 2009
  • Spotify

    Stubb's is so big, it makes you feel like you're in the middle of a Texas western. Check out the Cowboy Bebop playlist on Spotify:

    Spotify · March 1, 2013
  • Jane Q.

    Went to the Live Diggnation

    Jane Quigley · March 18, 2009
  • Saundra

    10 years of SXSW & i have only eaten at Stubbs once! Best venue for the larger acts. PLant yourself beside the lone Tree on the right side near the stage. Great vantage point and somewhere to lean!

    Saundra · March 6, 2012
  • The Austin Grand Prix

    Discover new music gems on intimate inside stage, or rock out with rockstars at the outdoor ampitheater! Gospel Brunch on Sundays sells out months in advance because it is *The Best.*

    The Austin Grand Prix · December 30, 2011
  • Tarah F.

    If you're at a crowded live show, you can usually sneak up to the front on the left side.

    Tarah Feinberg · March 20, 2011
  • Big Red

    Their serrano-pepper cheese spinach is one of Austin's best sides.

    Big Red · March 17, 2011
  • Nikon USA

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    Nikon USA · March 13, 2011
  • Internet E.

    Great BBQ and an awesome music venue? Yes please! Outdoor stands have food during concerts and you can always get grub inside.

    Internet Explorer · March 7, 2011
  • Big Red

    Stubb's Serrano pepper cheese spinach is one of the best sides in town.

    Big Red · October 8, 2010
  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆

    The cornbread is spicy! I need water (or a beer) to cool down. :O

    @LorenzoAgustin ☆ · March 22, 2013
  • ScioniQCity

    Raise your City iQ: The Sunday Gospel Brunch at Stubb's features a make it yourself bloody mary bar. Read more

    ScioniQCity · April 28, 2012
  • Scott B.

    Try the BBQ. It's not bad.

    Scott Bishop · March 10, 2012
  • Sydney Owen W.

    Jalapeno brisket is rockin' and the spinach is killer.

    Sydney Owen Williams · December 4, 2010
  • Dora

    Gospel music and good grub await every Sunday with brunch seatings at 11am and 1pm, but be sure to make reservations ahead of time. Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Patrick H.

    Make the trek to Stubbs for some BBQ.

    Patrick Haney · March 14, 2009
  • Andrew T.

    Great BBQ and some local brews on tap. Migrate to the back deck for a more open space to chill out.

    Andrew Turner · March 14, 2009
  • Justin J.

    Look out for Deadmouse.

    Justin Johnson · March 13, 2013
  • Dee C.

    The BEST bbq i've had in a long time! Serrano cheese spinach and mashed sweet taters are to die for! Meat is MELT IN YOUR MOUTH! MUST STOP! Amazing and not badly priced! We will be back!

    Dee Causey · December 16, 2012
  • Jim Techfrog A.

    Great music venue

    Jim Techfrog Alden · March 14, 2012

    The smoked brisket at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is worth the wait, and then some. The meat was crispy with dry rub spices on the outside, and juicy tender on the inside... Read more · March 10, 2012
  • Hila R.

    Delicious brisket sandwich is a must!

    Hila Raz · March 18, 2011
  • Rachel M.

    Pulled pork sandwich with potato salad is a good, cheap staple.

    Rachel Mercer · March 12, 2011
  • mike m.

    Try the alcohol, 1 alcohols please bartender! That's what I say.

    mike metzler · September 17, 2010
  • mike m.

    Mmmmm chopped beef

    mike metzler · July 8, 2010
  • Dave S.

    If the line is too ridiculous, their take out is super fast.

    Dave Surgan · March 21, 2010
  • Joe W.

    The cornbread is official,

    Joe Whitmarsh · March 17, 2010
  • Sven J.

    Sure, eat some Bar-B-Que. But also notice most of the praise is coming from out-of-towners.

    Sven Johnson · November 1, 2009
  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin

    NAKID kickballers love BBQ! Om nom nom!

    NAKID Social Sports in Austin · October 26, 2011

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