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Stubb's Bar-B-Q

BBQ Joint, Rock Club, and Music Venue$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Charles E.
    "Check out gospel brunch on Sundays, with that custom margarita bar!"(17 Tips)
    Big Red
    "Their serrano-pepper cheese spinach is one of Austin's best sides."(6 Tips)
    Victor L.
    "The pork short ribs are great and the brisket was nice a tender."(43 Tips)
    Dee C.
    "Serrano cheese spinach and mashed sweet taters are to die for!"(4 Tips)
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  • Rose J.
    Rose JainMay 10
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    Upvoted May 10
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 1
    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 :)
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.March 12
    ribs, brisket, mac n cheese—and the amazing creamed spinach. wash it down with a beer. be near your bed.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerSeptember 6, 2015
    The Sunday gospel brunch is worth it. $21/adult, lots of good side options other than the BBQ.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 21
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • David R.
    David RosalesMay 27, 2014
    Definitely a cool looking place but from the minute we walked on the door service was terrible. The fried green tomatoes were good and that's all. Server never even introduced himself. Save your $$$
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy TroutmanJuly 5, 2013
    The food was not good at all. The collard greens was not even cooked all the way and the seasoning or lack of seasoning on the meats was not good This place is not worth it!!!.
  • David N.
    David NigroJune 22, 2013
    make sure you have your whole party with you before you go to get seated, otherwise they will leave you in the hot sun waiting till your party all arrives. They won't even let you wait at the bar.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heather
    HeatherMarch 2, 2013
    Not family friendly no place or room to push stroller through. Restroom down stairs thru bar crowd and then no baby changing station nor counter space to change baby
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comMarch 10, 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
  • Saundra
    SaundraMarch 6, 2012
    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!
  • 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.*
  • April B.
    April BennettDecember 29, 2011
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CJanuary 6, 2011
    Was not impressed. Definitely not as good as a place like salt lick. The brisket, mashed sweet potatoes and fried okra were all cold and rather bland. As an out of towner I was expecting better.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • CraveThis
    CraveThisApril 15, 2010
    Not your 'ole typical BBQ stop! check out the chorizo & apple stuffed pork loin; chile-rubbed smoked salmon; & the smoked chicken chile relleno. Read more
  • 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!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SavageFebruary 14, 2009
    Get crash course in Austin culture @ Stubb's. Combines decent BBQ, good live music, cozy divey 512 beergarden vibe – but not best of either one. Very new venue, feels really old.
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