Pappa Charlies Barbeque

Veteran Owned/Operated

Pappa Charlies Barbecue at Cypress Trail Hideout
Wes Jurena started out as a weekend barbecue competitor and is now the in-house barbecue joint at a lively sports bar in Cypress, serving up creative smoked meats he affectionately calls "goofy-cue."

Jurena paid his dues and then some working out of a small trailer at various bars in the central Houston area over several years. He perfected a hot-and-fast method for cooking brisket and produces some of the best sweet-glazed-style pork ribs in the city as well as notable smoked turkey.

The partnership with a bustling sports bar has allowed Jurena to focus more on daily barbecue production and it shows – he’s making some of the best barbecue he’s ever made here at Pappa Charlies Barbeque in Cypress. He’s also expanded to smoked-meat-infused bar foods like nachos and tacos that are a big hit with the beer-drinking and live-music-listening patrons that pack the expansive outdoor patio.




Building: A rambling roadhouse with a big bar and dining room, plus a huge outdoor area with covered tables and stage for music.
Parking: Large adjacent gravel parking lot, plenty of overflow parking along Hempstead Road out front.
Ordering: Wait to be seated, then traditional table service. Can also eat a the bar.
Catering: Provides all levels of catering service; barbecue provided as well as other menu items like burgers and bar food.
Pit(s): Uses Pitmaker vaults, Oyler rotisseries as well as an offset steel barrle smoker on a trailer previously used by pitmaster Patrick Feges.



Owner(s): Wes Jurena
Pitmaster(s): Wes Jurena
Established: 2014
Address: 25610 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
Hours: Tue-Wed 11AM-9:30PM, Thu 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM, Sun-Mon 11AM-9PM
Phone: (281) 213-4136
Known for: Excellent classic barbecue, especially the pork ribs and turkey; creative "goofy-cue" combining bar food like nachos with brisket and pulled pork.
Pro-tip: Head over on a beautiful day and eat on one of the covered picnic tables outside.
Brisket price/lb: $24.00
Price Date: 2021-05-15



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