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Freedmen's Bar

2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705-4714
+1 512-220-0953
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (56 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705-4714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time sitting at the huge tables out back. The place has a relaxing laid back feel and they serve up any kind of booze or beer you might crave. We feasted on the bbq and sides. Our server was friendly and...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Our waiter was on it. Wish I had asked his name. Had the Autumn Spice Cocktail—Delicious but pricey $$$ Ribs were delicious, would have preferred traditional cole slaw, but theirs had Cilantro in it, which I am not a fan of & don’t understand the...More

Thank angelndzgyz
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This bar has an amazing selection of whisk(e)ys with great happy hour deals. We tried the American Beauties whiskey flight and had some BBQ, great night out on the town.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Been to a lot of famous/historic Texas and KC BBQ spots. The brisket here is first class (tied with Smittys in Lockhart for best I have ever had). Bread was good too. Sides are underwhelming and the sausage was just really good (not transcendent). Don't...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar. My biggest gripe about barbecue places is that the sides are a total afterthought and mediocre at best. Freedmen's had side dishes worthy of their great barbecue. I had a brisket sandwich with a side...More

Thank Gigi L
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Cool building with a great history as explained on the menu. Stopped in for lunch and split th BBQ plate which was great. My only disappointment was the our waitress didn't tell me that they made their own tonic (cool) and it costs $3 more...More

Thank rjd3cad
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We were in a group of 6 or 7 people, and got a nice table outside. The staff is well trained, service is fast and friendly. Food is excellent, especially famous Texan barbecue, namely their briskets. Very fresh, very well cooked and very tasty. They...More

Thank Serge P
Reviewed October 31, 2017

I've heard Beatles and many more retro songs. Retro style bar's interior is just awesome. The beer is cold and food is nice. The bars don't seem to think about interior a lot in Austin, but they did.

Thank David A
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Definitely one of my favorite Barbecue places in a city of barbecue places. I love the Foccaccia bread, especially with the Pimiento Cheese! The decor is really cool, and I was lucky enough to attend a private party upstairs. However, the courtyard is awesome, as...More

Thank cosmokazi
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Cool place. Great BBQ, especially the brisket. Smoked desserts were great too, particularly the chocolate one. High end drinks menu as well.

Thank Kevin-GoBears
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705-4714
    (W. 24th St.)
  • Public Transportation: North and South bound bus stop on northwest corner of 24th and San Gabriel.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-220-0953
  • E-mail
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