Located conveniently downtown, just off the famous 6th street, Stubb's BBQ has been a Texas institution for almost 50 years, starting in Lubbock in the late 1960's. The food itself, perfected by owner and chef Christopher "Stubb" Stubblefeld, was an instant hit. Shortly after opening, Stubb started hosting legendary musicians at the restaurant, beginning an unprecedented legacy. In the 1970's, icons such as Austin locals Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson, blues legend Muddy Waters, and country firebrand Johnny Cash played the venue. Since the 70's, Stubb's has seen all variety of musicians, from blues, to country, to indie rock and electronica, making it one of the most popular venues in the city. On any given night, visitors can catch a memorable show while eating a memorable meal.
As for the food, Stubb's has some of the best barbecue Austin has to offer. All of their meat, including Austin's infamous brisket, is cooked slowly every day, leaving it tender and juicy. Paired with Stubb's famous sauce and a cold beer, it carries a taste as big as Texas.
To experience everything Austin has to offer, or to get an unique taste of a fantastic city, Stubb's BBQ is an excellent place to start.
ATUL: The Continental Club.
One night in Austin can only be about the music! Your hotel, the JW Marriott, makes the best clubs – along with the food and drink that are sure to seal the experience – only steps in any direction. The Continental Club – a Texas institution since 1957 – is the definition of a classic dive bar. It is a long evening stroll or a very short cab ride across the Brazos River bridge on South Congress. The beer is cheap. The dancefloor sways to the boot licks of regulars and music lovers from around the world. On any given night you never know who may appear, perhaps...
- Dale Watson
- Kelly Willis
- Bob Scheider
- Guy Forsyth
- Toni Price
The added beauty of downtown Austin is that everything is so close that you can easily stop off for a special drink or simply to satisfy a curiosity without a major detour. The walk there and back can take you by...
- The Ginger Man exist bring together the best beers from all corners of the globe.
- The Elephant Room is known for a late set of jazz.
- Cedar Door makes truly unique Mexican Martinis.
When you only have one night in Austin, spending it anywhere in town and you'll be initiated into the warm, easy-going community that always welcomes a new friend. Austin's why you “Don’t Mess With Texas.” Why would anyone mess with a perfect southern night?