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 Oct 31

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Fri Nov 27

Stubb's (Outdoor)

Sat Mar 26

Stubb's (Outdoor)

with Mike Doughty

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 folks! It's hot out and nothing satisfies a thirst like Stubb's Sweet Tea! Swing on by our main, Mean Eyed Cat or soon-to-open Graceland Grocery location and grab a gallon!

Stubb's Pit Master Cornelio Martinez smoking ribs, chicken and sausage backstage at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic! #willienelson #stubbsbbqsauce #4thofjuly

​Just Announced! @Garbage w/ @torreslovesyou is coming to Stubb's on Oct. 14th on their 20 Years Queer Tour. The band will be playing their debut album in its entirety for the first time! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am via c3concerts.com and stubbsaustin.com #20YearsQueer

A huge thanks to @jimmybuffett and to all the loyal fans for making it such an epic night! Proceeds from the show will go towards Central Texas flood relief efforts. #finsup #margaritaville 🌴🌴 photo cred: Merrick Ales

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators just took Stubb's where the grass is green and the girls are pretty! Thanks fellas! #slash #myleskennedy #slashfeaturingmyleskennedyandtheconspirators. Photo credit @merrickales

Austin, get ready! We’re excited to announce a special performance by @JimmyBuffett for one night only at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater next Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm. Tickets on sale this Thursday, May 21st at 10 am ONLINE ONLY thru Stubbsaustin.com and C3Concerts.com 🌴 #stubbsaustin #c3concerts #jimmybuffett #margaritaville #music #austin

Kaiser Chiefs took Stubb's to new heights last night! What a great show and thanks to all who came out! Photo credit @merrickales #kaiserchiefs

Regram from one of the lucky #FindItKeepIt winners @helenyuan36 showing off her prize at Matt and Kim last Thursday! Don't miss your chance to win tickets by following @c3concerts on Instagram - they'll be giving away 1 pair of tickets per day till May 3rd!

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