Freedmen’s

2402 San Gabriel St.
Austin, Texas 78705

Phone: (512) 220-0953
Hours: M-Sat 4-midnight, Sun 11-midnight (no BBQ from 3-5)
Website: www.freedmensbar.com
Twitter: @FreedmensBar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Freedmens

Opened 2012
Pitmaster Evan LeRoy
Method Indirect heat smoker

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

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Lined up at 1230 and already sold or of everything but links... Maybe next time!
kyle craven @ Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack, 2015-05-21 17:32:20
I know these guys catch a lot of flack for "institutional" BBQ, but I always find their moist brisket consistently yummy and really like their spicy sausage. Good prices and always friendly employees, too!
Adam Murray @ Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-20 17:24:24
Chopped beef sandwich was below par and pork ribs were a 6.5 out of ten. Not sure how this one made the list
kyle craven @ Bartley’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-05-20 16:44:24
Asked for fatty brisket and found a few decent, moist pieces with good flavor, nice smoke ring and a well flavored bark. Most of it was just dry, though. Ribs were really dry and lacked any kind of flavor. Maybe I just caught them on a bad day...
Adam Murray @ Michna’s BBQ, 2015-05-19 18:43:10
A true East Texas BBQ place... Chopped beef sandwich is the way to go, chopped right there on the block (as it should be (take notes a
kyle craven @ Stacy’s, 2015-05-19 16:49:00
Had a sliced and beans meat was good smokey needed salt
doug_wallace @ Angelo’s, 2015-05-18 23:41:23
Delicious as always!!
bbqueen @ City Market, 2015-05-18 22:12:18
Meh. Needs more smoke.
Enrique Rodriguez @ Papa Joe’s Backyard BBQ, 2015-05-17 00:29:52
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July 23, 2013

Evan LeRoy has come a long way from New York. He worked for a while at Hill Country Barbecue in Manhattan before making his way to Austin. That’s a long way to come so you can cook in the back of a bar, but it’s not any bar and it’s not just any kind of cooking. LeRoy is doing some honest barbecue in an old offset smoker out back of Freedmen’s bar. The building itself…

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