When in Texas, enjoy the sites, attractions, fun and most of all, eat barbecue! There are several ways to enjoy the day or weekend in Austin, but one of the most exciting things to do is to enjoy a backyard barbecue. Sometimes, firing up the grill takes too much time and energy. When you’re in the mood for great barbecue, Austin offers a few wonderful choices for you to choose from to cure those barbecue cravings.
Here are a few of the hottest barbecue spots in Austin:
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew – the eatery which combines exceptional Texas BBQ, great atmosphere, and cold Texas craft brews. Another key feature of the concept includes the craft brew features on tap. Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, celebrates the local and Texas craft beer scene by hosting a variety of Austin craft brew favorites from the likes of new and established local breweries, as well as stocking the favorite domestics for the not so adventurous.
Black’s BBQ – offers seven different types of meat – including brisket that is smoked for 14 hours – the Austin location also puts out unique spins such as Waffle Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at 5 pm, they serve chicken and waffles, Black’s BBQ Style: Slow smoked over Post Oak Wood, the chicken stays juicy and the skin crisp with the smoky taste of Texas BBQ.
Franklin Barbecue – The barbecue here has been heralded as some of the best in the country, and even with the larger brick and mortar location, you’ll still find a line out the door. The consistency is amazing, and although the lines are not something most people would brave frequently, Franklin’s is a can’t-miss experience at least once for barbecue lovers.
Freedmen’s – Freedmen’s is situated in a very cool, historic building and is a sort of upscale saloon, offering not only delicious smokehouse barbecue, but also a beer garden in a picturesque patio and top-notch handcrafted, retro-inspired cocktails.