Planning a trip to Austin?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

BBQ Joint, Rock Club, and Music Venue$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
Save
Share
8.8/10
1,616
ratings
  • The experts at Epicurious and Austin Chronicle recommend this place
    • Epicurious
    • Austin Chronicle
  • Charles E.
    "Check out gospel brunch on Sundays, with that custom margarita bar!"(19 Tips)
    Victor L.
    "The pork short ribs are great and the brisket was nice a tender."(46 Tips)
    Michael W.
    "live music to compliment some of the best BBQ in Austin"(5 Tips)
    Brad H.
    "Good service, friend staff, live music sometimes and nice cold beer."(39 Tips)
321 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • barbecue
  • gospel brunch
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • good for groups
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Dee C.
    Dee CauseyDecember 16, 2012
    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!
  • May ♍.
    May ♍October 29, 2015
    No doubt this is one of the better locations for BBQ. Restaurant style that is. The food is well prepared, well presented, cooked perfectly and very flavourful with quite good portions
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzApril 3, 2015
    Definitivamente es delicioso el beef brisket y de guarnición las papas fritas y el serrano cheese spinach son deliciosos/ Definitely it's delicious, try the beef brisket its awesome and the sausage.
  • Ang
    AngJune 22, 2015
    Mac & cheese, sausage, pulled pork, onion rings, sweet potato fries are all awesome! Ribs had a little too much fat on them for my taste, but I'm not much of a meat eater. Overall, awesome dinner!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 12, 2013
    Great place to see a concert. The outdoor stage does get hot during the summer, and there is usually a line to get in, but it is a solid venue to see concerts. You can get nice and close
  • Texas Music Water
    Texas Music WaterDecember 6, 2012
    Besides hosting killer bands on both stages and having excellent bbq, Stubbs is one of the best places to see live music in Austin. Give back to musicians by purchasing Texas Music Water at Stubbs!
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TiongMarch 24, 2013
    1pm on a Sunday.Good, tender brisket. A bit less tasty and less hot than one would have liked but we didn't get there early 4.5/5 Ribs tasty 5/5. Tasty sausage () & nice mustardy potato salad (4.75/5)
  • Alex B.
    Alex BaezaSeptember 20
    Awesome place. Great food. The pulled pork sandwich is delicious. In addition to the restaurant, they also host live bands. The have both an indoor small venue and a larger outdoor venue.
  • Victor L.
    Victor LowSeptember 8, 2012
    The pork short ribs are great and the brisket was nice a tender. Mac 'n cheese is done right, fried okra is a good bet. Drown it all in Stubb's BBQ sauce and clean things up with a sweet tea.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJanuary 17, 2013
    One of Austin's premier rhythm-and-grub joints, and it has damn good barbecue. The Gospel Brunch on Sundays has become so popular that reservations are a must for both seatings.
  • Hew
    HewJuly 28, 2013
    If you are early to a show at the indoor venue, consider camping the set of stairs on the right hand side as you face the stage. It offers a place to sit while waiting and an elevated vantage later.
  • Bing
    BingAugust 2, 2012
    Austin is the live music capital of the US! And Stubb’s is in its hub (on Sixth Street), an endless row of music venues with all types of music. Try the 16-hour smoked ribs!” – Andy Grammer
  • IFC
    IFCMarch 7, 2013
    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.
  • Larry L.
    Larry LaBurrJuly 6, 2015
    Went for Gospel brunch and wasn't at all disappointed. The food is so rich you feel the fantastic heart attack coming on, and the mimosas are perfectly flavored and fizzy. The music is insanely good!
  • Allan W.
    Allan WhiteMarch 18, 2013
    The 2 or three meat option is a lot if food and gives more choices than the all you can eat. Everything is excellent & my favorite is the pork.
  • Bing M.
    Bing ManagerAugust 2, 2012
    Austin is the live music capital of the US! And Stubb’s is in its hub (on Sixth Street), an endless row of music venues with all types of music. Try the 16-hour smoked ribs!” – Andy Grammer
  • April B.
    April BennettDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Convert to the church of Stubb's gospel brunch Sundays. Load your plate up at the outdoor buffet. [$19] Be sure to make a reservation by 4pm Saturday (they have 11am or 1pm Sunday seatings). Amen.
  • Diego S.
    Diego SartoriMarch 13, 2015
    Many things about this place! It's amazing, super efficient if you are in a rush & of course fantastic meat!! Ah, and Obama been here!
  • Dylan H.
    Dylan HickeyDecember 30, 2012
    Gospel Brunch: website is unclear. There are 2 seating times, 11 and 1. The Bloody Mary bar and other drinks are not included in the flat price. Good food and fun atmosphere, though!
  • Jacelyn R.
    Jacelyn RhameOctober 30, 2015
    Awesome concert venue and it's down the street from some pretty good bars. Drinks were a little pricey but that was to be expected, it had an awesome selection of alcohol though!
  • Carolyn
    CarolynMay 2
    Visit them for their gospel brunch ! Delicious food & a great gospel vibe ! Don't forget to order yourself a Bloody Mary ! A great drink & fixin's bar !
  • Brian F.
    Brian FitzgeraldMarch 15, 2012
    There's a great spot under the stairs stage left, a corner of the concrete apron where the mixing board is set up. You're about a ft higher than the crowd. Duck through the narrow space nxt 2 stairs.
  • Saundra
    SaundraMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 1, 2016
    The spicy creamed spinach is INCREDIBLE! I loved the chopped beef. Fried okra is solid. The chicken jalapeno roll ups are a tasty little appetizer :)
  • Rose J.
    Rose JainMay 10, 2016
    Inspirational and Motivational Quotes about Life, Funny and Love quotes. Short Inspiring quotes Uplifting appreciation and encouraging quotes and Sayings.- http://rosequotes.com
  • Shadi
    ShadiDecember 13, 2015
    Very nice BBQ joint, a little bit of a mass attraction in Austin but the food is great. Heaps and heaps of amazing brisket and music
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.March 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    ribs, brisket, mac n cheese—and the amazing creamed spinach. wash it down with a beer. be near your bed.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilkinMarch 16, 2015
    Awesome live music to compliment some of the best BBQ in Austin - a big call I know! Found it here: http://supper.mx/places/stubbs-bbq-austin/
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousMarch 30, 2015
    Start off the meal with the fried green tomatoes, which are crisp and firm. But make sure to keep your eye on the prize and order the $17.95 all-you-can-eat family-style BBQ dinner. Read more
  • Jay H.
    Jay HarringtonJune 26, 2012
    Best show on our last tour (Iamdynamite). Great P.A., friendly staff, nice green room set up, good food, and it's Austin, baby! Danny might be the nicest house sound guy you'll ever meet.
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonMarch 13, 2012
    Try the BBQ - Family style! Brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, Mac n cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, potato salad, corn bread & more that couldn't fit in the photo.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerSeptember 6, 2015
    The Sunday gospel brunch is worth it. $21/adult, lots of good side options other than the BBQ.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RodriguezSeptember 29, 2014
    Live music indoors and out. One of the best bbq place in Austin. Everything you could want. Go and get tickets to one of the shows.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HNovember 9, 2010
    concert at the indoor stage? aim for the middle or right side of the stage (looking from the audience) unless you want to get smacked by equipment coming down the stairs, off the left of the stage.
  • Kameron P.
    If with your significant other get the Stubb's Major with 3 meats and 2 sides to share.
  • Tomas O.
    Tomas O'BrienSeptember 10, 2015
    If your looking for reasonably priced, but still high quality bbq in Austin, this is your best choice. Hands down.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StroutAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great for music, drinks and food. in particular, love their sides (oh, they are also a client)
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    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
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    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.*
  • Spotify
    SpotifyMarch 1, 2013
    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: http://spoti.fi/Vi1m9c
  • Eric W.
    Eric WeisNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get The Ribs, beans, and Serrano cheese spinach !!!! Out of this world ! Don't forget about the Cobbler it's to die for ....!
  • Virginia .
    Virginia 🎸October 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amanda Palmer has got to be one of the BEST shows I've seen there. If she comes to your town, be sure to check her out.
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VAugust 15, 2014
    If you are visiting Austin this place a must! Legendary music venue with legit Texas BBQ to match!!
  • Do512
    Do512March 26, 2012
    After an outside show at Stubbs sometimes they have really awesome bands playing free shows inside afterward. Make sure to check em out.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerJanuary 7
    Loved the pulled pork and beef brisket. Good service, friend staff, live music sometimes and nice cold beer.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AtiqullahMay 26, 2014
    Really cute skinny girl on the wait staff really knows how to work it to get a good tip. The food is all kinds of greasy goodness.
  • Colin
    ColinFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early if you want a decent view of the stage! People in the back love to talk over the music.
  • Anne-Marie K.
    Anne-Marie KlineMarch 9, 2014
    Request a table away from the bar or you will have to hear the hostess scream "JIM PARTY OF THREE YOUR TABLE IS READY. JIM!" It is piercing.
  • Andee D.
    Everything is good.. wide selection of side. Great fast service.♡
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HewgleyMarch 13, 2010
    Other places have equally great BBQ, but this place has great atmosphere. Go for dinner - after dark. The all you can eat plate is pricey ($17+), but go hungry and you will not be disappointed!
  • Luka K.
    Luka KladaricMarch 12, 2013
    epic grub, definitely recommended. try the stubbs major with mashed potatoes w gravy and the cheese spinach
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BeattySeptember 10, 2013
    Awesome ribs and beef brisket. The Mac-n-Cheese and Spinach are a must for the sides.
  • Zain M.
    Zain MohammedJune 14, 2015
    Lives up to the hype, son. Although, don't always fall prey to the unlimited meat option, all you really need is a plate.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicOctober 7, 2014
    Great pulled pork sandwich and brisket. Not impressed by the mac and cheese or cornbread (spicy but super dry).
  • Internet E.
    Internet ExplorerMarch 7, 2011
    Great BBQ and an awesome music venue? Yes please! Outdoor stands have food during concerts and you can always get grub inside.
  • Marcelo S.
    Marcelo SalgadoApril 11, 2015
    Try the potato salad and Mac and Chesse with their awesome BBQ.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SaganskiAugust 10, 2014
    Best brisket in all of Texas. Sunday brunch here is an experience everyone should have before they die.
  • Cam S.
    Cam SmithSeptember 26, 2015
    BBQ and Music! That's near 6th st as well and tickets to shows are usually 30 bucks and it's a fun experience.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MitchellSeptember 13, 2016
    The amphitheater is great for live shows... But there is no air flow so be prepared to be warm!
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 27, 2011
    Get the BBQ and stay for a show! This is a must-see (and taste) spot that can't be topped. The acts they book are always the biggest and best of any venue downtown. Read more
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuMarch 20, 2015
    The ribs were my favorite! Potato salad side is yum.
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GiordanoDecember 31, 2014
    Brisket Mac and cheese with sweet potatoe mash was perfect. You will not be let down
  • Monica K.
    Monica KumarMarch 7, 2014
    Their brisket is yummy! Also liked the spinach serrano cheese side dish. It's cheesy and spicy at the same time!
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinNovember 4, 2011
    An Austin legend! Stubbs has hot music, cold beer, smokin' BBQ, fried green tomatoes and the Gospel brunch. All the cool cats come here.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DonnellyMarch 14, 2012
    Gotta try 'em all...go for the 3 meat 2 side special, u won't regret it...enjoy...best!
  • Jim F.
    Jim FalgoutOctober 13, 2011
    Great place for outdoor concerts! Attended two there this summer. Brought along my daughter and some of her friends for one, so it is teenager friendly.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 11, 2011
    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.
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AJanuary 10, 2012
    Live Music, great local Beer, and Amazing BBQ! the BBQ sauce is sweet and tangy with a kick!
  • Saundra
    SaundraJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Park yourself on the lone tree on the right. Somewhere to lean and close to 2 bars. Big shows, big sounds, big crowds. Get ready
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenAugust 6, 2014
    Great open-air live music venue that doesn't feel like most concert venues
  • The White House
    The White HouseMay 11, 2013
    President Obama sat down for lunch to discuss his vision for making sure that hard work leads to a decent living. Read more
  • karen b.
    karen bonna rainertMarch 11, 2012
    The minor plate is more than enough food. You can't go wrong with the ribs and pulled pork.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BaranikMarch 14, 2012
    Get the chicken sandwich plate with Mac n Cheese & Fried Okra. You will not be disappointed!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    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 ParentsConnect.com
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    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.
  • Songza Music
    Songza MusicSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No venue pairs outdoor concerts and delicious BBQ better than Stubb's. Bonus: buy some Stubb's BBQ Sauce as a souvenir!
  • Tiffany R.
    Tiffany R.May 26, 2016
    Great amphitheater!!! Their Jalapeño brisket Sandwhich is pretty darn good too
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteMarch 29, 2015
    Great music venue for SXSW with great views from the balcony
  • Gail H.
    Gail HApril 14, 2013
    Sunday brunch! Can't go wrong to try everything from brisket to grits!
  • Reserve123.com
    Reserve123.comJune 11, 2012
    Catch a good live show, sneak up front with drinks in hand, and enjoy a famous Texas venue.
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CMarch 10, 2014
    If it's pouring down rain they will not allow you to enter the facility with an umbrella; even if it's unopened as to not obstruct views. There is nothing at the entrance depicting this "rule."
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea C.August 18, 2011
    Best venue to see a show! People aren't murdering you to get to the rail, and the staff is friendly. :3
  • Oliver B.
    Oliver BouchardMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't think it's the best BBQ, but the atmosphere is unrivaled, in particular during SXSW
  • RCRD LBL
    RCRD LBLMarch 8, 2011
    If you're stealthy, you can often get to the outdoor shows through the restaurant. But first, grab some brisket and a Shiner.
  • Richard G.
    Richard GrahamSeptember 17, 2014
    The Pork Spare Ribs melted off the bone
  • Ben
    BenJanuary 11, 2013
    Nice hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. The food is not spectacular, but good enough. Reasonably priced.
  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BradfordJanuary 3, 2015
    Went for lunch. Brisket sandwich was decent. Unlimited sweet tea.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HurleyAugust 28, 2014
    Great brisket! Peach Cobbler was good but not great.
  • Martin T.
    Martin ThomasSeptember 14, 2014
    It's a good place for outdoor concerts but there's SO MANY better (& less expensive) places for BBQ in Austin.
  • Sass Conf
    Sass ConfNovember 7, 2015
    Yes, while this is also a music venue, but it has some might tasty BBQ
  • Hugo V.
    Hugo VeraJanuary 11, 2016
    Great place..! And the plates are delicious
  • Emma B.
    Emma BrooksMarch 10, 2011
    Had really great service! And the bbq is delicious! Get the side of mac n cheese - I mean, why not!
  • Lee G.
    Lee GrahamJanuary 26, 2015
    Amazing Texas BBQ and local beer on draft
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel McGruderMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love all the vegetables, esp. the Serrano spinach casserole.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L.September 11, 2013
    Get the brisket!!! Do not think twice. Best brisket ever. Period.
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    During SXSW the bar under the restaurant past sound boards is empty and also great place to charge your phone.
  • Renee P.
    Renee PinedaJuly 10, 2013
    Brisket and pork were delicious. . Service was slow, waiter never came back to check on us. He didnt even realize tjat he gave me the wrong plate...
  • Vlad D.
    Vlad DavidiukJune 13, 2016
    Fantastic Sunday brunch!!
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BakerJanuary 20, 2013
    The potato salad and mashed sweet potato are literally so amazing!
  • Kerrie C.
    Kerrie CMarch 8, 2012
    Get the pulled pork sandwhich and mashed potatoes with gravy. Heaven!
  • Alberto J.
    Alberto JiménezJune 5, 2013
    Definitivamente el mejor lugar que he probado comida tejana! El Stubb's Major es suficiente para un glotón o 2 personas que quieren probar un poco de todo! A veces hay conciertos en la planta baja
3,001 Photos

Related Searches

  • stubb's bar-b-q austin
  • stubb's bar-b-q austin photos
  • stubb's bar-b-q austin location
  • stubb's bar-b-q austin address
  • stubb's bar-b-q austin
  • bert's bar-b-que austin
  • berts barbque austin
  • diggnation live at stubb's bbq austin
  • diggnation live at stubbs bbq austin
  • hillside outside stubb's austin
  • hillside outside stubbs austin
  • mgmt at stubbs austin
  • stubb austin
  • stubb 8th & red river austin
  • stubb @ 8th & red river austin
  • stubb's bar-b-q downtown austin austin

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF