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Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-5640
+1 520-867-6787
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“baby back ribs” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“burnt ends” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-5640
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
1. Brisket
"My brisket was beautiful!! Great bark, butter soft and delicious"
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2. Baby Back Ribs
"I ordered baby back ribs and the meat fell off the bone"
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3. Bourbon Selection
"The bourbon selection is top notch"
David P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So I rated a 4 overall, but I’d like to say more like a 4 1/2. It’s very good! The BBQ sauce selection is great! I love vinegar based sauces and thoroughly enjoyed the mustard based sauce! My brisket was extremely tender. My mashed potatoes...More

Thank Schristian16
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Passing through town, I us TripAdvisor to find something fun and different (no more chains). Brother John's was just the place, good beers, hundreds of whiskies, outstand bar-b-que!! My brisket was beautiful!! Great bark, butter soft and delicious. Of course some would say I'm awful...More

1  Thank SidSidow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Made a stop on the word of a coworker. The brisket was cooked perfectly, reminded me of my brothers style of cooking. The sear was just right and the meat came apart without effort. Excellent rub and flavor. Enjoyed their potato salad and it was...More

Thank myjaljo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pulled pork and brisket were great. Side bacon and berry jam was shockingly good with brisket and well worth 75 cents. Sides generous as were meat portions. Interior is interesting with huge slabs of re-purposed wood for walls. We were there for lunch out of...More

Thank Flojostravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three other times over last couple years and always enjoyed, however the trip today was disappointing. Slow slow service, asked hostess and 2 waitresses to get help. After feeling invisible and just about ready to walk out, one of the waitresses came...More

Thank Bobkatevan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food availability was great, the many craft beers were terrific, and service was wonderful. Can't beat it with a stick.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our food was great. Service is a little slow. But the food is worth the wait. Not a lot of wine choices. Would definitely eat there again!

Thank skijo0930
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had one night in Tucson and this really hit all the notes. I had the baby back ribs, which were falling off the bone tender with just the right amount of smoke, My husband had the brisket, which was tender; no need for...More

Thank Fred and Terry B
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We've been to Brother John's and have liked everything we've ordered with the exception of the Deviled Eggs. We just didn't like how they were prepared. But the Baby Back Ribs and excellent. We always ask for Cheyenne as she's a delight and adds to...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Sad to say we were not happy on many levels with our visit. Our expectations were high when we made reservations. The red metal chairs may look cute and are easy to wipe off or rinse with a hose if needed but they are not...More

Thank Jerry L
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Flojostravel | Reviewed this property |
no you can't
April 11, 2018|
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Response from SidBo | Reviewed this property |
I do no recall chairs being uncovered. We started in a side booth, asked for table with chairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-5640
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-867-6787
Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is a fun, family-friendly and unique destination restaurant as the first Bavarian-inspired beer garden, bourbon bar and barbecue concepts in Arizona. Customers receive a comfort food dining experience with a selection of true slow-smoked meats, southern-style sides with a southwestern kick, salads and desserts, all containing thoughtfully local sourced ingredients. In addition to offering classes, tastings and regular food and beverage parings, Brother John's also hosts a weekly live music series catering to all demographics.
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