You have just entered a unique piece of Texas history Austinites are proud to call their own. Originally an ornamental Iron Work shop owned and operated by the Weigl family, this little tin building was converted into The Iron Works BBQ in 1978. Shortly after opening their doors, the State Historical Commission registered the property as a historical site, honoring the Weigls and their legacy. This is their story.In short, The Iron Works BBQ is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Real Texas Barbecue in a country atmosphere since 1978. Like the Weigl's, we have enjoyed great success thanks to the folks in and around the Austin area. Modern day celebrities have walked through our doors. Folks like Kevin Costner, Leonardo Dicaprio, Bob Dylan, Jay Leno, but more importantly, folks like you.