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Central Texas Barbecue
Since 2012


11 a.m. to 6 p.m

1309 Rosewood Ave. Austin, Texas 78702



Come feast on our oak-smoked meats, specialty sides and fresh-made desserts.

The Craft Meats Story

Opening in December 2012, Micklethwait Craft Meats began its journey in Central Texas craft barbecue. With a focus on highest quality, everything is scratch-made —  from the sausage to the sauces; from the pickles to the bread. Led by pitmaster Tom Micklethwait, our attention to detail and creativity paid off when Texas Monthly named us as one of the “Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Texas” just a few years after opening.

We’re Moving!

We’re excited to share that we are moving into our very own brick-and-mortar in late 2024. Our new place is just two miles down the road from our current location and will offer up the same East Austin charm as our longtime home. And did we mention it’s an old church?! We can’t wait to share the new space with you!

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Barbecue Catering

Micklethwait Catering offers award-winning Central Texas barbecue from pitmaster Tom Micklethwait and our talented culinary team. Whether 50 people or 5,000, Micklethwait’s expert catering crew provides tailored custom food experiences powered by homegrown Texas hospitality.

Craft Barbecue Nestled in the Heart of East Austin

Located less than a mile east of downtown, you can find us on Rosewood Ave. in Central East Austin. Come hang out, pull up a table under the lush Texas shade trees and enjoy the smell of our fiery barbecue pits cooking up some of the best smoked meats in Texas. Don’t forget to grab an ice-cold drink from our onsite beerhouse, Saddle Up.

Austin Texas Barbecue

“The Ten Best BBQ Joints in Texas”

– Texas Monthly

“Best Dishes in Texas”

– Food & Wine

“The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints”

– Southern Living

“America’s 25 Best Food Trucks”

– Food Network

Gift Cards

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Saddle Up

Saddle Up, our onsite beerhouse and bakeshop, is nestled in a lil’ ol’ bungalow next door to the BBQ joint. Stop in for ice-cold draft beer, tasty wines and a case full of fresh-baked treats from the Micklethwait baking team.

Taco Bronco

Taco Bronco offers smoked meat tacos served from gussied-up vintage horse trailer. Find Taco Bronco at our monthly pop-ups and at your favorite festivals, weddings and parties across central Texas.

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