Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

6610 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757

Phone: 512-380-9199
Hours: Sun & Tue–Thur 11–9, Fri & Sat 11–10
Twitter: @StilesSwitchBBQ

Opened 2011
Pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick
Method Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Ask for your Thorndale sausage "dry," meaning smoked longer.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Ate late lunch this afternoon. Thorndale sausage and smoked turkey. Sausage fair. Turkey pretty good. Not a real fan of the sauce. 3 stars at best.
Ken Melton @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2014-03-21 23:12:20
Went for dinner. Not sure if it was due to the later hour (7pm), but lean brisket was cold, dry and tough. Moist brisket was pretty good and ribs were better. Sides are really good, especially the corn casserole. People are cool and they have one of the better beer selections you'll find.
Jimmy Canning @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2014-02-28 16:20:09
Everything is tremendous today. The sausage is full of the flavor, the brisket is moist, and the ribs are smoky and tender. So good.
pk @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2014-01-04 18:03:09
scott_crow @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2013-11-27 14:44:21
Not bad eating here has no lines so if j mueller is sold out go here but not as good
Vic Jones @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2013-11-05 01:07:03
Another unbelievable brisket experience.
gonebald @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2013-10-30 12:52:44
The brisket is moist in every bite with a beautiful meat crust. Their sides are all high quality. And the banana pudding is spot on.
pk @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2013-10-12 19:46:11
Always great
marshall_owens @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2013-09-29 13:44:44
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May 14, 2013

This place comes with rock-solid credentials: The pitmaster, Lance Kirkpatrick, worked under Bobby Mueller at Taylor’s Louie Mueller Barbecue for nine years. Following that, he briefly succumbed to the lure of a fine-dining kitchen, but last year Austin entrepreneur Shane Stiles beckoned Kirkpatrick to the pits once again. We’re grateful he did. Only a year after taking over the corner of a little shopping center, Kirkpatrick seems to have the hang of his surroundings. A…

February 5, 2012

Austin has traditionally been a jumping off point for barbecue trips to famous towns like Lockhart, Luling, Taylor, and Llano. Great barbecue seems to surround Austin, but the city has been getting a reputation of its own as a barbecue destination. Some have even started to question if there’s a need to trek the forty-five minutes from Austin to Lockhart. Franklin Barbecue started these questions, and the Austin crowd got louder after John Mueller’s return….