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!



Sat May 2

Stubb's (Outdoor)

with The Griswolds

Make us your pit stop before and after ACL Fest!

*Open Late Night during ACL Fest*

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Just Announced! Lotus is coming to Stubb's on February 13th! Tickets go on sale FRI NOV 14th at 10am @lotusinstagram #lotusvibes #stubbsaustin

Shovels & Rope at Stubb's 10/30/14. Thanks to all who joined us for this incredible sold out show! #shovels&rope photo credit @merrickales

Hayes Carll! Stubb's on a 68 degree Thursday night in downtown Austin. Now that's a beautiful thing. #hayescarll #austintx #stubbsbbqsauce

The Jayhawks played a brilliant show on a beautiful Austin night last night! Thanks to all who came out! Photo credit @merrickales #thejayhawks

Stubb's is a proud supporter of today's Walk To End Alzheimer's event at Camp Mabry this morning. Thank you Austin Alzheimer's Association! #walktoendalzheimers #austinalzheimersassociation #alzheimersassociation

Thanks to everyone for coming out in support of the Waller Creek Conservancy! Big thanks to Fitz and the Tantrums for the awesome show! @wallercreekconservancy @fitzandthetantrumsofficial photo @merrickales

Hope you make it out this week for some amazing late night shows- Jenny Lewis rocking out Stubbs tonight! @jennydianelewis #stubbsaustin photo @merrickales

May have been a rough night at DKR, but better games aren't far off- Hook 'Em Horns! Be sure to check out the Stubb's banners at your next game!!!!! #hookemhorns #texaslonghorns #stubbsbbqsauce #collegefootball

Proud to be catering the Official IMG Tailgater in the shadow of DKR- Texas Memorial Stadium. Hook 'Em! #hookemhorns #img #texaslonghornfootball #stubbsbbqsauce