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Stubb's Bar-B-Q

BBQ Joint and Rock Club$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Has a stamp of approval from Epicurious and Austin Chronicle
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  • Charles E.
    "Check out gospel brunch on Sundays, with that custom margarita bar!"(20 Tips)
    Victor L.
    "The pork short ribs are great and the brisket was nice a tender."(50 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."(40 Tips)
326 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • gospel brunch
  • brisket
  • ribs
  • good for groups
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  • Vlad D.
    Vlad DavidiukJune 13, 2016
    Fantastic Sunday brunch!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FisherAugust 25, 2013
    Great food but don't go in big groups. They have a very weird system of splitting tickets.
  • 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...
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BakerJanuary 20, 2013
    The potato salad and mashed sweet potato are literally so amazing!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PetersApril 11, 2013
    Tuesday night Pork Shoulder Special was so good I didn't even get self conscious eating alone...
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 22, 2013
    The sides are awesome. Don't miss the fried okra!
  • Christine F.
    Christine FranzNovember 3, 2015
    Great BBQ, fabulous music!
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsenJanuary 26, 2016
    Gospel Brunch was amazing. Prepare to overeat.
  • Kerrie C.
    Kerrie CMarch 8, 2012
    Get the pulled pork sandwhich and mashed potatoes with gravy. Heaven!
  • Terrill W.
    Terrill WhiteNovember 29, 2012
    The spare ribs and brisket are a must. Pass when it comes to the hot links and coleslaw though.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongMarch 12, 2012
    Yes the BBQ is amazing but oh em gee the collard greens made my meal
  • Rodney Antonio R.
    Rodney Antonio RepulloMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't have idea about food. I came because the music - sxsw 2013 . It's great !!!
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    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."
  • 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
  • Alex C.
    Alex CaballeroNovember 9, 2013
    Angus beef brisket... It was good but I can bet it was not prepared at the moment.
  • Sonia
    SoniaFebruary 27, 2013
    Brisket is where it's at! AND Fabulous waitstaff :)
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentNovember 19, 2010
    Booze + Live Music + Chili Con Queso = EPIC. Stubbs knows the equation for a great show. We are never disappointed here.
  • Lynn G.
    Lynn GilfordJanuary 16, 2015
    Brisket is the bomb!!! Ribs were also pretty great.
  • Neil F.
    Neil FaulknerMay 3, 2014
    Eat the everything, I promise that you will not be disappointed.
  • Tray H.
    Tray HarrisonOctober 7, 2010
    My favorite venue to see a show. Backyard BBQ atmosphere with great music. What more could you want?
  • Richard M.
    Richard MaloleyMarch 21, 2013
    Excellent service - try a local brew while you are there.
  • Julie L.
    Julie LattaApril 25, 2012
    Excellent place! Don't miss Stubbs when you are in Austin!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkSeptember 10, 2013
    Great venue to see a band you really love - up close & personal.
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    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.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MillerMarch 11, 2012
    Come early for the best seat. But all seats are pretty good!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 29, 2012
    Check out gospel brunch on Sundays, with that custom margarita bar!
  • tif l.
    tif laceyJanuary 2, 2017
    their gospel brunch is fun but it's my least favorite BBQ in Austin
  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆
    @LorenzoAgustin ☆March 22, 2013
    The cornbread is spicy! I need water (or a beer) to cool down. :O
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    Gospel brunch requires advance reservations, but you will NOT regret it.
  • Lucius K.
    Lucius KwokMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The beef brisket is the best in downtown, and the pork ribs are pretty good.
  • WayneNH
    WayneNHMarch 12, 2013
    The brisket. And try anything else and enjoy
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJanuary 22, 2016
    Amazing barbeque and live music. An Austin staple.
  • Ian S.
    Ian StreverJuly 11, 2016
    Serrano creamed spinach and brisket are off the hook. But of a sketchy 'hood.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CarpenterMay 22, 2015
    It's downtown. Great shows. Get the chopped sandwich.
  • iLuvtra1ls P.
    iLuvtra1ls POctober 28, 2010
    Decent BBQ and a great venue and live music. Enjoyed the outdoor venue more than the food!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the music, stay for the music. Get some BBQ from Franklin instead.
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WJuly 22, 2017
    Came here for the fantastic live music! Drinks are cheap.
  • Minh N.
    Minh NghiAugust 30, 2015
    Stubb's Gospel Brunch is a must do.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LopezAugust 10, 2011
    Awesome place, I remember filming a rock concert on stage downstairs. Then went back up to the bar. Great service, great people, had a lot of fun.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GalisaFebruary 25, 2013
    Cornbread is the bomb here. Also, jalapeño cheddar sausage.
  • Keith M.
    Keith McArthurMarch 13, 2011
    Great bbq ribs and pulled pork. Cheese spinich is spicy and awesome.
  • Damien L.
    Damien LeClercJuly 3, 2011
    You definitely have to get the Spicy Pollitos!! These things are incredible!!
  • Social N.
    On busy nights, park on 8th for free, safe parking!
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMarch 20, 2011
    If you're at a crowded live show, you can usually sneak up to the front on the left side.
  • Sabine D.
    Sabine DufauxAugust 9, 2014
    Love that place. Beef brisket is yummy!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WFebruary 14
    Fall-off-the-meat bones! Lunchtime was no crowd.
  • 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
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    It's a must do. Get a bit of everything.
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