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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Brisket today was a bit dry and flavorless. Still deserved 3 stars. Out of beef ribs
Terry r @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-10-23 02:37:10
I visited late on Tuesday May 9. Rib outstanding as usual and the moist brisket was great. It had nice flavor, beefy and moist. The thorndale sausage was great and of course the corn casserole was delicious. Food here is always consistent with great service !
bobrq13 @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-05-19 14:54:36
I picked up take-out on my way to see my family and had to stop and help my daughter-in-law with a flat tire on the way home . Even with a 1 hour delay our food was outstanding. Moist brisket was still moist and tender as was the pork rib. Both had great seasoning. The real stars though was the turkey breast and the pork lion. The pork had great flavor and was tender, but that turkey breast was out of bounds!! Salty and spicy and melted in your mouth. My picky eating grandsons, 8 and 5devoured that turkey. The sides we had was the corn pudding and Mac and cheese and that was really flavorful to. This place is one of the Gems of Austin.
bobrq13 @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-04-03 06:56:16
Great stuff
jmorriso @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-03-24 02:20:23
Overall a great place. Ribs, sausage, turkey, chicken and sides were great. Our favorite sides were the corn casserole and cucumber / tomato salad - very tasty. For a change, try the lemon vinigerette coleslaw - it sounds strange but works as a single serving - it has a kick. The one negative was that the brisket was tough. This was a first - the brisket was tender on our previous 3 stops.
bbqmeatlover @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-03-20 19:46:00
Great BBQ! Fatty part of brisket was perfect to make it tender but not greasy. Sausage was spicy--great snap! Sides are as good as the Q which is a nice change to grocery store potato salad. Yummy!!
bbqueen @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-02-18 19:23:08
This place does a great job on their brisket and probably has the best smoked turkey.
Butchkluth @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2016-01-31 00:44:19
Friday means Notorious R.I.B. seems like a novelty item, but surprisingly good. give it a try.
oddsfoe @ Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 2015-09-11 19:54:38
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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….