So, you’re in Austin for SXSW and besides watching a few keynotes or finding your next favorite band there is one thing you have to do: eat BBQ. Austin takes BBQ seriously - in fact some may compare it to a religion.
The best way to navigate the BBQ scene in Austin is to talk to locals. Don’t know any? That’s fine. We do. Here are 3 BBQ places you can’t miss out on.
900 E. 11th
Austin, TX 78702
Don’t let their modest trailer fool you - this bbq joint can get lines up to 3 hours if you don’t get there early and the sell out EVERYDAY. And, by early, we mean early. Set your wake-up call for 6AM and head on over to Franklins. You will not regret it.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
1309 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, Texas 78702
Enjoy the sunshine and some good ol’ country BBQ here! Got a group with you? Bring ‘em on down! This place is great for groups and their buttermilk pie might be the best in Austin. Lambart’s Downtown BBQ
401 W 2nd St
Austin, Texas 78701
Repeat after me: “I will not leave Austin without trying the Maple Mustard Crusted Rib Eye at Lambart’s.” Okay, good, glad we see eye-to-eye on this.