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!


Stop in and check out our other locations at Graceland Grocery, Mean Eyed Cat and Crestview!


We are pumped for @tritonal's return home on Fri Sep 16 to party with you at Stubbs! Get your tickets on our site now and get ready to dance!

Holy moly @shovelsnrope is closing out @lonestarbeer's Texas Heritage Festival right!! Thank you Austin for being AWESOME and selling this show out to help feed the homeless. Y'all rock. 📷�: @merrickales

@okkervilriver playing @lonestarbeer's Texas Heritage Festival presented by @feedingtexas! Beautiful night for a good cause and good music. Photo by @merrickales

TOMORROW! Catch @t_a__f_t at Stubb's Indoors after the @citizencope show! Tickets are $5 or FREE with your Citizen Cope wristband. *Subject to capacity More info at C3Concerts.com

TONIGHT! @benmillburnmusic plays at Stubb's Indoors with @darkbirdband and @t_a__f_t! Tickets available at the door or online at c3concerts.com. See you there! Doors at 9 pm.

TONIGHT! Join Chevy Metal band members Taylor Hawkins (of Foo Fighters), Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy as they play the best of Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Queen, Black Sabbath and more for the X Games Kickoff Bash! Tix avail at the door or stubbsaustin.com!