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Great BBQ with microbrew

Looking for a great BBQ place in Austin (no road trips) that serves craft beer or microbrews. I guess other resort would be a great BBQ place that lets us BYOB. Any ideas?

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  1. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que? I'm not sure how great the Q is, but the beers are decent and there's even a new location out on the lake.

    1. Uncle Billy's BBQ isn't very good... the vibe of the place is nice though, and they've got a lot of good beers. It'd never make my list as a good place to go to eat though.

      Right down the street from there, Green Mesquite has good bbq, but I'm not sure about the beer. I know they have basics like Shiner on tap. I think you can byo to Franklin BBQ, but that just depends on whether or not drinking beer at 10:30 in the morning is your thing...

      Uncle Billy's
      1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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      1. re: popvulture

        I think I can find good BBQ with mediocre commercial beer anywhere (Lonestar, Shiner), but looking for the best Cue and microbeer place..........also not drinking 10:30 in the morning. Looking for a place next Monday night :-)

        1. re: mousse

          Uncle billy's beer has won awards. It is brewed on premises, and is very good. I don't really remember the BBQ.

        2. re: popvulture

          Green Mesquite doesn't have local beers, only commercial

        3. Just out of curiousity, does the Live Oak brewery serve food?

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            1. re: Passadumkeg

              But Franklin Barbecue does serve a couple of Live Oak beers, now.

              Franklin Barbecue
              900 East 11th, Austin, TX 78702

              1. re: hlk

                Is Franklin Q good? It's not too far from Charlies, which definately does not have microbrewed beers.

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  Pretty much the best in the area in my (and many others') opinion.

                  1. re: popvulture

                    Yes. The brisket is phenomenal and everything else is pretty good, too. You do, however, have to plan on getting there early (before they even open, on weekends), and then on standing in line for a while before you get your food. They run out of brisket by 1-2:00 these days, I believe.

                    1. re: hlk

                      If you get there at 10am during the week, you won't be first in line. If it's past 10:45 and you ain't in line yet, you will not get any BBQ. Generally, the sold out sign goes up while you are still in line. It's all gone before noon most of the time. Weekends are worse.

                      Still it's the best BBQ in Texas and well worth it. If you want to have fun, when it's your turn in line ask Aaron, loudly, "How much for all the meat you got left? Pack it to go!" The shock and horror of everybody behind you is priceless.

            2. Uncle Billy's for the brew and view (kinda Disneyland, but hell of a view and better food...just barely, than Oasis).

              Franklin's for the Q.

              1. County Line for the brew & view, but not the food.

                1. If you're from either Chi-town or the Bay Area (just your two most common boards), most of our barbecue will be better than that to which you're accustomed. And, as you specify no road trips, it might not reach transcendent. Go to Franklin's, not Uncle Billy's. Better yet, wake up on a Saturday, drink at 10:30 AM, and go to Snow's where it's BYOB, though the sweet tea has always served me well and the brisket remains tasty for a couple of days.

                  Uncle Billy's
                  1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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                  1. re: bubbleboy79

                    And don't go to Artz, he's a Vermonter!

                  2. This is new and might be exactly what you're looking for. I have no idea how the 'cue rates, though:


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                    1. re: Modorecords2003

                      Ok, so what I'm getting from the thread is that there is no great bbq place for dinner that also serves microbrews. Really one or the other. Hint--good business opportunity for someone. thanks for everyone's comments. I noticed that the referenced Live Oak opened on Thurs and that was the one question mark. Did anyone go this weekend? Does it have both the Q and the beer?

                      1. re: mousse

                        Sunday chow-hunt...closer, the better. Whatta score here...smoked Pork Steak aka Boston Butt, not pulled but sliced. Smoke, fat/rub carmelization..all aboard for phun, great cuke salad to balance. Being East, joint truly packs some quirky idiosyncrasies, all the more to well-endow this worthy hang as it humbly crawls out da gate.

                        Live Oak Barbecue
                        2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702

                    2. I'll add Lambert's to the list. It's downtown in a cool building but the que is just average. They have a couple of Live Oak's and a Real Ale on tap with usually an interesting special. Here's there website: