Type: Live Music, Venue
One part restaurant, one part legendary outdoor music venue, Stubb's offers both great BBQ and live music. Its downtown location makes it Austin premiere outdoor venue which attracts big names acts... Read More
One part restaurant, one part legendary outdoor music venue, Stubb's offers both great BBQ and live music. Its downtown location makes it Austin premiere outdoor venue which attracts big names acts across all genres of music. It also a great place to nurse a long Saturday night as Stubb's features a gospel brunch on Sunday mornings. There really is a "Stubb" – Christopher B. Stubblefield from Navasota, Texas. Stubb's legendary BBQ was started in Lubbock in 1968 (his sauce is even sold in grocery stores), and by the 1970s, Stubb's restaurant in Austin became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubb's was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would "play for their supper" included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Linda Ronstadt and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
- Best Nightlife: "Check the local listing or Stubb's website for details on performances."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: From Texas barbecue to live music featuring small local acts to huge worldwide legends, Stubb's is a classic Austin venue.