About Stubbs

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“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!

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

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Join us indoors tonight for Major Grizz (formerly Fire In The Kitchen) w/ Yuma and Marcus Brown (of Velo)! $8 tix available on c3concerts.com or at the door!

Join us indoors tonight for Major Grizz (formerly Fire In The Kitchen) w/ Yuma and Marcus Brown (of Velo)! $8 tix available on c3concerts.com or at the door!

Valentine's Day plans? Grab a guy or gal (or don't) and come see @thehappenins w/ Ghostwolves at Stubb's indoors! Tickets $5 in advance at c3concerts.com.

Come on out this Thursday for Nic Armstrong and the Thieves w/ Mamahawk and Elijah Ford! Tickets are only $5 in advance at c3concerts.com

Another FREE show indoors tonight! McCallum Guitar Program Presents: Ta'tyana Jammer, Pantheon, and the McCallum Chamber Guitar Ensemble

It's not too late to join us indoors on NYE with a BBQ buffet, champagne toast and performance by The Nightowls w/ Waking Fable! Grab tickets today at c3concerts.com 🎉🍾

Still figuring out NYE plans? Join us at Stubb's Indoors for The Nightowls with Waking Fable! Tickets include a champagne toast and bbq buffet. What more could you need?

Don't miss The Nightowls w/ Waking Fable this NEW YEARS EVE! Tickets come with a complimentary buffet and champagne toast: c3concerts.com.

New Years Eve is just around the corner! Don't miss The Nightowls w/ Waking Fable indoors! Tix include complimentary buffet and champagne toast! 🍽🍾

Ring in the new year with us indoors for a special performance by The Nightowls w/ Waking Fable! Tix include complimentary buffet and champagne toast: c3concerts.com

Plans for NYE? Join us indoors for The Nightowls w/ Waking Fable! Tickets available at c3concerts.com and come w/ a complimentary buffet and champagne toast! 🍾🍴🎉

Looking for a beautiful setting for your next event?! Call Carol at 512-444-2001 to book your next event at Stubb's Bar-B-Q at Graceland Grocery! From 20 to 200 people; we got ya' covered!