About Stubbs


“Stubb” was born Christopher B. Stubblefield in Navasota, Texas, as one of nine sons from parents he describes as “real good cooks.”

In the 1930′s, Stubb’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas to pick cotton, and it was during this time Stubb learned to cook by working in local restaurants and hotels.

Stubb left Lubbock to serve in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in the 96th Field Artillery, the last all-black army infantry, where he was a gunner and a respected leader.

Stubb used this time to perfect his culinary skills by overseeing the preparation of daily meals for as many as 10,000 soldiers.

After he returned, Stubb eventually opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, across from the county fairgrounds. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music.

It was here that Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q was born…

In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs 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.

Although small in size, Stubb’s Restaurant was always filled with good friends, great music and plenty of Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.

The Lubbock location is now closed but the legend continues here in Austin at 801 Red River. Come on down for some Live Music, Cold Beer and Great Food!



Fri Mar 27

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Thu Apr 23

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Sat May 16

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Stubb's Bar-B-Q Now Available at Mean Eyed Cat!

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  • For to go orders call (512) 270-4749
  • Stubb's BBQ at the Mean Eyed Cat
  • West 5th and Campbell [map]

Hey Guster fans, we've hidden an autographed #Evermotion CD + 2 tickets and after show passes to the show at #Stubbs on Thurs Feb 5th at this well known Austin spot! 1st person to find it wins! #gameon

Free Week continues! Tonight, @AustinVida Presents: @MigrantKids, @FeminaXMusic, @AvindaleMusic, and @GusGoose_. It's going to be a good one!

We're getting ready for tonight! Join us for @tbirdnthebreaks w/ #afrofreque. A few tickets still available, it comes with free champagne toast and buffet! Grab em at c3concerts.com!

Tick tock until the ball drops and the champagne pops! @tbirdnthebreaks w #afrofreque will be helping us celebrate! Tickets still available at c3concerts.com

The clock is ticking! You're running out of time to grab tickets to @tbirdnthebreaks w/ #afrofreque at @stubbsaustin on NYE. Grab ticks at c3concerts.com and join us for #StubbsNYE

There's still time to win tickets to @tbirdnthebreaks w/ #afrofreque on NYE. Head on over to c3concerts.com for more details. If you don't win, you can snag tickets there too! #StubbsNYE

Looking for a last minute gift? Surprise your honey with tickets to #StubbsNYE and ring in the New Year with @tbirdnthebreaks w/ #afroreque. Only 8 days until the ball drops! Tix avail at c3concerts.com

Shaq stopped in to Stubb's tonight for some slow-smoked Texas brisket! Come taste what the Big Aristotle raved about! #shaquilleoneal #shaqdiesel #thebigaristotle #brisket #texasbbq #stubbsbbqsauce

Lotus is re-releasing Nomad tomorrow on its 10 year anniversary with Harmonized Records, and they are offering up a free download of the new mastered version as well as a special live performance of the album. Tag at least three of your friends in a comment for your chance to win a free download of NOMAD Live! Don't forget to get tickets toLotus on Feb. 13th at Stubb's here thru c3concerts.com @lotusinstagram #lotusvibes

We've got your New Year's Eve plans right here! @tbirdnthebreaks will be performing with #afrofreque! Tickets $45 in advance or $50 day of, but get 'em while you can! Each ticket includes complimentary buffet & champagne toast! Tix: http://bit.ly/1zYPqM7

Just Announced! @Sleater_Kinney is coming to Stubb's on April 17th- tickets go on sale FRI 12.12 @ 10am thru c3concerts.com and stubbsaustin.com #sleaterkinney

Just Announced! @KUTX Presents TWO NIGHTS of @DrDogMusic coming to Stubb's April 3rd and 4th! Tickets go on sale this FRI 12.5 at 11am thru stubbsaustin.com or c3concerts.com

Happy Thanksgiving-We'll be open tomorrow until 8! Take a page out of the Longhorns Gameday Program and get over to Stubb's for some pre-game Bar-B-Q! We'll be serving a smoked turkey plate special with all your favorite trimmings! #texaslonghornsfootball #hookemhorns #happythanksgiving #stubbsbbqsauce #beattcu