From brisket to sausage to ribs, expertly smoked meat is worth the wait. Since nothing goes better with barbecue than ice cold beer, a few places around town tempt customers with the promise of free beer, easing the burden of potentially long lines. And remember, you can bring your own beer and other beverages to Franklin Barbecue to drink while you wait, or opt to buy something on the spot. Sounds like a refreshing remedy.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
The deal: Thankfully Micklethwait brings beer and barbecue together by collaborating with some of the region’s most popular breweries including Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Hops and Grain, Austin Beerworks, and Karbach Brewing Co.
When: 11 a.m. until gone on Saturdays. Check its Facebook page to see what is the featured beer.
Where: 1309 Rosewood Avenue
Burro Cheese Kitchen
The deal: What’s the perfect complement to the Long Tall Texan, a brisket sandwich with aged cheddar and serrano pineapple sauce on Easy Tiger bread? A free beer, of course. Start your weekend at this artisan grilled cheese sandwich peddler (where the wait isn’t bad), and enjoy a free beer when they have it. Note: The $11 brisket sandwich is only offered on Fridays.
When: Get the sandwich and beer combo from lunchtime until gone, Fridays only.
Where: 1221 South Congress