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 Apr 17

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Sat Apr 18

Stubb's (Outdoor)

with The Soul Rebels

Thu May 14

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]

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

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