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 & Cooper 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.
Austin, now you can get a taste of Texas Hill Country BBQ that restaurant reviewers have raved about! Come check out the first Austin location at 217 Congress Ave.
Celebrating the history of Congress Avenue in the early 20th century, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que brings great food, live music, and local flare to downtown Austin.
Our building on Congress has an incredible history, and you won’t believe how our renovation has brought this historic building to life. 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!