Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

217 Congress Ave
Austin TX  78701

Phone: (512) 474-4227

Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is honored to be the best of the best in the barbecue business and home of the original World Famous "Big Chop."

The Wootan Family has provided its World Famous Pit Barbecue to hundreds of thousands of hungry diners over the years at its family-owned and operated restaurant. Now you can get a taste of Texas Hill Country BBQ that restaurant reviewers have raved about, and remember It's All About The Meat.

Cooper's famous Old Time Pit Bar-b-que looks forward to it's first Austin location at 217 Congress, opening in the fall of 2014.

Celebrating the history of Congress Avenue in the early 20th century, Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-b-que will bring great food, live music and local flare to downtown Austin.

The building: 217-221 Congress has an incredible history we can't wait to bring alive in the renovated space. The 200 block of Congress has been the home to several pubs, saloons, cafes and restaurants over the years including the Bradshaw Saloon, Pearlhouse Saloon, Tradewinds Lounge, The Dew Drop, Avenue Cafe, Las Manitas and Copa Lounge. Across the street was home to the International and Great Northern Rail Road Depot, built in 1888. The upstairs space at 217 was once the Travis Hotel, rumored to have been a cat house in years past! We plan to restore the facade to its original state to honor the location's eclectic history.

Cooper's will feature a live music stage, a rooftop garden, and a beautiful oak-shaded back patio.

Cooper's is bringing the food, feel and history of Texas to the table in the fall of 2014. We look forward to you joining us.

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
Famous BBQ restaurant is NOW OPEN in the heart of downtown.

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Business Information


Dress Code: Casual
General Manager: Josh Booth
Parking: Street, Valet
Payment Options: Cash, Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Discover
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant Services: Takes Reservations, Walk-ins, Group-Friendly, Kids-Friendly, Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Has Waiters, Outdoor Seating

Categories: American Restaurant, Barbecue Restaurant, Event Venue, Lounge, Performance Venue, Southern Restaurant

Hours

Mon: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am



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Whitley Resident Happy Hour at Cooper's BBQ

Whitley Resident Happy Hour at Cooper's BBQ
06:00 pm - 07/21/2022

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

Don't forget to stop by Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin for Happy Hour on Thursday 7/21 from 6pm-8pm. Welcoming all Whitley residents for Cocktails and BBQ! See...

Past Events

David Touchton & the Nowhere Band

David Touchton & the Nowhere Band
07:00 pm - 04/03/2018

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

yes, you guessed it folks! David Touchton is back and he will be here at Cooper's tonight! so come out and enjoy some great music this Tuesday night! be sure to...

Lone Star Music & KOKE FM Dillo Mixer

Lone Star Music & KOKE FM Dillo Mixer
11:00 am - 03/16/2018

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Lone Star Music and KOKE FM Present the DILLO MIXER! Join us on Friday, March 16th from 11am-5pm for an all ages, free day full of music! Here's the line-up! 11-11:30...

Ole Miss vs. the Texas A&M Aggies

Ole Miss vs. the Texas A&M Aggies
06:00 pm - 11/18/2017

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

Hey Austin Rebels! Come join us at Coopers BBQ for the final watch party of the season. Cheer on the Rebels during Senior night as they take on the Texas A&M Aggies...

Ole Miss vs. Louisiana Lafayette

Ole Miss vs. Louisiana Lafayette
11:00 am - 11/11/2017

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Hey Austin Rebels, Come down to Coopers BBQ to watch the Rebels take on Louisiana-Lafayette and go for two wins in a row. Drink specials available if you wear your...

Ole Miss vs. Cal

Ole Miss vs. Cal
09:30 pm - 09/16/2017

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Come join your fellow Austin Rebels as Ole Miss looks to go 3-0 on the 2017 season! We'll be in our new home this season, Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin at the...

Ole Miss vs. Tennessee-Martin

Ole Miss vs. Tennessee-Martin
11:00 am - 09/09/2017

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

Come join your fellow Austin Rebels as Ole Miss looks to go 2-0 on the 2017 season! We'll be in our new home this season, Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin at the...

Ole Miss vs. South Alabama

Ole Miss vs. South Alabama
06:30 pm - 09/02/2017

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

Come join your fellow Austin Rebels as Ole Miss kicks off the 2017 season against South Alabama! We'll be in our new home this season, Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ...

Max Gomez

Max Gomez
12:45 am - 03/19/2017

At Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ Austin

SXSW 2017 Official Event Primary Access: Music Badge, Music Badge, Music Badge, Platinum Badge Secondary Access: Artist Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge,...

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K Phillips
11:40 pm - 03/18/2017

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SXSW 2017 Official Event Primary Access: Music Badge, Music Badge, Music Badge, Platinum Badge Secondary Access: Artist Wristband, Artist Wristband, Artist Wristband,...

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Lovella
09:20 pm - 03/18/2017

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SXSW 2017 Official Event Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge Secondary Access: Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Music Festival Wristband All...

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Aaron Lee Tasjan
01:00 am - 03/18/2017

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Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs
12:00 am - 03/18/2017

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The Deslondes

The Deslondes
11:00 pm - 03/17/2017

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