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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Meat U Anywhere in Grapevine will get a lot of Buzz. I went on Sunday and went right back on Monday. I can't remember having such consistently great BBQ. sliced brisket is the best I've had, nice char, deep smoke line and great taste. The St. Louis style ribs, jalapeño cheddar sausage, chicken were all GREAT. five stars. Didn't even bother with sides the meat was so good.
mike_meehan @ , 2015-04-21 01:38:21
Some of the worst bbq ever. But the folks are very friendly.
Bob Fields @ Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse, 2015-04-20 17:41:53
The sides were unique and amazingly good. This is the best barbecue in the Houston area that you can get. the line is not that long and the staff at corkscrew are friendly and amazing people' I think the rating is too low at a 4.0
Randy Deputy @ Corkscrew BBQ, 2015-04-20 16:41:19
I had brisket, sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, and a cobbler this week, this was the best barbecue meal I have ever had. The brisket was very very tender but still held together on my sandwich,
Randy Deputy @ Corkscrew BBQ, 2015-04-20 16:39:22
Average Brisket and ribs. Sausage is better than average. Good sides.
scott7 @ Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse, 2015-04-19 20:55:16
Ribs have a good texture. Sausage is good as well. Jalepeno potato salad is awesome if you like food with a bite.
Mae McKnight @ Hart’s Firehouse BBQ, 2015-04-19 17:35:11
First time here. Brisket, pulled pork were excellent. Sausage was not flavored to my liking but it had a good snap and others may like it.
jeff hodges @ Pecan Lodge, 2015-04-18 19:21:51
Fantastic three meat with double brisket and thorn dale sausage and double corn casserole this place deserves a great spot on the list place is
doug_wallace @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2015-04-17 23:37:51
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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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