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
Website: stilesswitchbbq.com
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

Reviews

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….