Are you craving good authentic Texas Style BBQ in Denver?

BBQ in Denver

A Foodie Review

While I didn’t start out in Texas, I’ve had my fair share of BBQ experiences across the United States and even abroad in places like Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Portugal, etc. I think at this point, I can self-appoint myself as someone who understands the expectation of what someone is looking for when they are craving BBQ.

Denver’s a landlocked city, which means we’re not exactly swimming in seafood options. Did you know that Colorado is an agricultural state? The state’s major crops include wheat, corn, hay, and livestock such as cattle and sheep. So that means we had to have a lot of farmlands, right? According to the 2023 published report for Colorado Agriculture, there are around 38,900 farms and ranches spread across almost 32 million privately owned acres. I said all that to say, there has to be some crops or livestock on some grills are out here somewhere.

photo via / Carol M Highsmith

Surprisingly, living in Denver has been interesting in the BBQ department, finding good BBQ has been far and in between, however, after six years of being in Denver, I’ve finally stumbled upon one worth sharing—better late than never, right?

PTO or not, you’ve gotta check out this spot!

Post Oak Denver BBQ is known as authentic Texas BBQ available in Denver, Colorado. They admit to taking pride in following Central Texas barbecue tradition and using only 100% authentic Post Oak delivered straight from Austin, Texas.


Post Oak is located at 4000 Tennyson Street in Denver, CO 80212 and they are open every day except Mondays, from 11AM to 9PM.

Why should you visit Post Oak?

Great Quality BBQ

What determines great quality BBQ?

For me, great quality BBQ is determined by the cut of meat, the seasoning, the cook, the bark, and the color. Ultimately, it’s about the unique flavor that results from the genuine passion put into the process of cooking the meat.

Check out Taste of Home’s article to see their choices for The Best Cuts of Beef Every Home Cook Should Know.

Must Try BBQ Meats (IMO):

  • Beef Ribs (Sat and Sun only- yes, they can run out)
Beef Rib, Mac n cheese,
Beef Rib & Mexican street corn topped with Cotija cheese, pickled red onion, fresh jalapeno & cilantro
BBQ beef rib
  • Smoked Pork Belly

  • Ribs
  • USDA Prime Angus Brisket

  • Smoked Wings
Smoked Wings

Must try sides:

  • Mac N Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes w/ Brisket Gravy
  • Collard Greens
  • Cornbread w/ butter

Daily BBQ Specials

Post Oak has different specials on certain days.

I highly recommend visiting on Taco Tuesdays because not only are you getting discounted tacos, but you are also getting the opportunity to taste the different selection of meats on your tacos.

Check out their daily specials here.


With someone who does not eat meat? Check out these favorite options:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Fried Okra
  • Jalapeño Cilantro Coleslaw
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • Oooey Gooey Butter Cake

Friendly and Family Environment

This environment is for everyone, big families, small families, couples, singles, etc.,

Yes, they have TVs to watch the game, high-top table seating, bar-top seating, booths, and regular tables.

Last but not least, let me not forget to mention Happy Hour!

Happy Hour is daily from 3pm to 6pm.

Must Try Drinks:

Can’t go wrong with anything whiskey based or a margarita!

Check out their Whiskey List here

Overall Rating: 8/10

Reason: Inconsistent Mac n cheese

Special Events

Whiskey Single Barrel Release Party

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Ben Holladay bourbon exclusive Whiskey Single Barrel Release Party in September. Each ticket came with a bottle of Bourbon with the option to even get it signed by Ben Holladay himself.

Check out the experience here.

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