Austin >Arts & Entertainment > Stubb's Jr. - Indoor Stage
801 Red River St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.268569 -97.736081
Whether it's Gospel Brunch Sundays or a regular old Friday night, Stubb's hosts some of the best local gigs in town. While their outdoor stage is reserved for the big guns -- national acts like oh, say, Bob Dylan -- it's the intimate indoor stage that I like best.
An Austin staple offering melt-in-your-mouth brisket coupled with local and touring live music acts. – In Short
Moving several times since their first Austin location, Stubb's now calls the Sixth Street district home. The hardwood floors and wooden tables and chairs provide the perfect setting for the legendary hickory-smoked barbecue. The restaurant is famous for a Sunday Gospel Brunch, when families crowd in for live music, a Southern breakfast and barbecue buffet. Weeknights lean toward 20-somethings who listen to up-and-coming bands while tearing into chopped beef sandwiches and chocolate pecan pie.
great music and food – this place is an austin staple, especially for the quality music acts that come here. i have seen medeski martin and wood here and the sound was good. the BBQ rocks and the staff was helpful. keep your eye on the music calendar at stubb's
Average at best – Stubbs has made a name for itself with its sauce. The restaurant has turned into corporate HQ, and actually serves as a much more reputable concert venue than eatery. The portions are less than expected from a Texas BBQ joint, and the prices are more like a sit down Italian meal than a down home picnic table place. The food isn't terrible, but it's probably about the 8th or 9th best BBQ joint in Austin...at best.
Amazing Sunday Brunch – My husband I were visiting Austin last weekend and we decided to go to the Gospel Sunday Brunch. It was so great! Great live music and yummy food!!!
AWESOME tourist stop – I visited Austin with my wife last year and I have to say this place was our absolute favorite. It may be uncool for locals but for us -- the brunch was great, the music was awesome. I especially enjoy a brunch where the chafing dishes are small, so fresh replacements keep coming out! Migas, biscuits, chicken, ribs, brisket, amazing little fruit tarts -- they had a full bbq brunch and I just couldn't believe how good it was.
Somewhat disappointing – We had some very good sides. The meat was okay, except for the brisket which was dry and flavorless. I was a bit disappointed and don't plan to go back. There are much better options for barbecue in Austin.
Great BBQ,Great Acts..Fried Gold. – Stubbs BBQ is truely old-school, bare bones,west texas BBQ brought to the big city. Its chicken isnt marinated in lime juice and jalepenos, neither does the beef or pork get an ancho-chili rubdown before its cooked. Its base BBQ, cooked over mesquite wood and flavored with a great sauce. Add to the fact you have one of the best perfomance facilities in town and you have yourself a true slice of fried gold.
Great music and food – Stubb's consistently has great music and good BBQ. The prices are reasonable for both. The outdoor venue for music is one of the best in town. The Gospel Brunch is a must do for anyone visiting town that likes music, but doesn't want to stay out late.
Stubb's good, not great – Best in the nation? Absurd. Best in Austin? The food doesn't deserve to make the top 10. Fun place to see a show - you bet. Stubb's gets great acts and has some amazing shows. Come for the shows, but don't stay for the food. You can get better 'q at chain restaurants than Stubb's. If you're looking for barbecue, go to the Salt Lick or Ironworks. If you've got Yankees in town, take 'em to Stubb's for the music and atmosphere -they'll feel comfortable with the lousy service and the below average food.
It's about the BBQ not the music! – Stubbs is a trendy little place that is way over rated it you're rating the BBQ only. The music is great, but if you want great BBQ eat somewhere else and then go to Stubbs for Music and cold beer!
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