Cool blues (and bluegrass), hot ribs and a down-home welcoming feeling that encourages conversation among tables — that’s what you’ll find at Artz Rib House in Austin.
This is not the place to go if you want a sophisticated ambiance…you won’t find any of that here. But you will find big plates of home-style bar-b-que, tangy baked beans and a slice of white bread to sop up every drop of the sauce that dares to drip off your ribs.
If you have a vegetarian or two among your party, don’t worry. Artz also offers a delicious grilled vegetable kabob and a tasty veggie burger amid their meatier menu offerings.
The night we visited, the Sieker Band, a local bluegrass group was playing. The small venue meant everyone had a clear view of the band — a big plus in my book. Check the website for schedules…the live music sometimes ends earlier than you might expect.