Flippers Tavern

1406 Avenue Q, Lubbock
(806) 701-5130

Recent Reviews

Eva G.

Not being familiar with Lubbock, we used the internet to find a unique place to eat lunch. When we arrived at Flippers Tavern my husband became leary that we would have a decent lunch when he saw only hot dogs on the menu. The bartender/waiter kindly explained the various options to my doubting husband. I was up for the adventure and convinced my husband to do the same. He ordered two different sausage dogs and I ordered one. All three were fresh, large, and flavorful...By far the best either of us had ever had. Anytime we are in or near Lubbock in the future, Flippers Tavern will definitely be the place we will eat.

Rene M.

Last time I went with my friends, we went there just to go eat some hotdogs and it took forever to get our food. The service was horrible our server wasn't checking up on us , but the food was pretty good .

Jana Ford

We had a great time Sunday at Flippers! Josh was awesome as well as the bartender and other employees. Great beer and drinks. Fun playing pinball! We will be back our next trip to Lubbock!

Jared Vogler

The place is great, good local beer selection, and I love the ghost pepper mac and cheese

Christa Patterson

Loved the atmosphere! Such a cool place!!! The food was very creative but was desperatly lacking in flavor. Waiter/staff were very welcoming and helpful!

Shivakumar Surendranath

Nice place to get a different atomosphere from the rest of Lubbock.

Kris Kiki R.

Omg! Here visiting and had to come to Flippers thanks to Yelp and OMG the Mac and cheeeeese! Is so good! I got the Pile High... another great choice!! Service is amazing too!

Troy Wilson

Top rated. Because great people. a wide variety to choose from. and a really cool atmosphere

Shannon Hartman Cannings

Great food, fantastic staff, questionable music choices! We love Flippers!

brad white

Great food awesome beer very flavorful and great staff definitely a must try

Kyle F.

I really enjoyed this place when I went more frequently. The bar staff was always nice and welcoming. I liked how, even though I was often in a suit, the conversation was still laid back and relaxed. I can see myself running an establishment with this sort of vibe some day down the road. My only fuss is their menus are simply too basic in the sense that they are just printed on computer paper. A simple plastic insert would go a long way for overall first impressions.

Tiffany Bowers

The atmosphere was cozy and nostalgic. Great food and friendly wait staff were the best part of the experience.

Kimberly Vasquez

A preferred place for delicious Bar food. Very appetizing. The service here is friendly.

Nick Campbell

Good food good drinks. A touch pricey.

Linda H.

Stopped by on our way thru Lubbock, easy access from I-27. Enjoyed the decor; food and drink were great. We got the lunch Ruban and the Philly both were scrumptious and the Mac n cheese was excellent. We will definitely stop again.

Liz M.

This is my husband's first time to Flipps. It did not disappoint. They have a fun atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, a great beer selections and delicious food! The Sourpuss is everything you think it will be: sauerkraut, salt and vinegar chips atop a delicious German sausage! (I liked but did not love the potato salad-I might get the chips next time) The Philthy Whizzard is a Philly Cheesesteak on a hotdog and my husband raved about the Mac and cheese. We will be coming back for this fun spot in downtown Lubbock!

Steve O.

Great atmosphere and even better food here! Prices are good and staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

Theresa A.

Okay, a list must be made to portray all the things I love about this place! 1. It reminds me of home (Chicago) 2. Great service 3. DOG FRIENDLY PATIO! (They even bring fresh water for your baby!) 4. Delicious dogs (not the animal, the food ha) 5. Great beer selection 6. Cool atmosphere 7. Big-group friendly Totally becoming a regular here!

Jared C. Jones

I love eating here! They have great vegetarian options . My fav is the sourpuss Make sure to bring some quarters for pinball (or get it delivered with Favor if youâ??re feeling lazy like I was tonight)

judy johnston

Was taken by suprise. Have seen the place xxx times & never went in. Will be going back. Great bratdogs!.

Monica D.

Flippers Tavern is a cool and laid back bar with an arcade theme. They specialize in different hot dogs with special menu choices and a build-it-yourself option with many different kinds of dogs, sauces, and toppings to choose from. They have a good draft beer list and a daily special. My favorite part, however, was their outdoor seating area that was enclosed and had ceiling fans. The staff are very nice and especially kind to four-legged friends. We brought our dog and the server brought her fresh water and dog treats! Pro-tip: ORDER THE PRETZELS


While driving through Lubbock, we looked online for a place to eat and really wanted a hotdog. We arrived on a Sunday and were surprised with a brunch menu instead. . . It. Was. Phenomenal. . . The sausage on a waffle was such a pleasant surprise. It all mixed so well. We got the jalapeno sausage. The cabbage and other toppings are culinary genius. Just an incredible mix. . . If I had to make a constructive criticism, i prefer donuts with more structure as these were quite soft. That, and we really wanted the hotdogs. . . Holy cow, check this place out. The bartender was great, the ambiance was rad...this is a place to be.

Victor Rey

Priced a bit high to be enjoyable, but the artistic style the owner has put into it is really something unique! Good job ð??.

Dilber C.

Nice decorations..somehow I do not like drinks

Allegre N.

Excellent! We came for hot dogs but ended up with the brunch menu. We were disappointed only until our food arrived, because it was delicious! We got the corn waffle with elk jalapeno sausage and the Wake and Bake with garlic pepper jack sausage. The corn waffle was the clear favorite but both dishes were fantastic. The elk sausage is the perfect level of spice and the combination of flavors was on point. There is enough crunch in the waffle that we were a bit surprised but it added to a great texture. I added a fried egg on the side which I highly recommend. The donuts in the Wake and Bake were a little sweet and we both thought the elk sausage would have been a better choice for sweet/spicy, but it was still super tasty. The decor is fun and funky, the staff was super friendly, and the Bloody Mary and beer selection was excellent. Will definitely go back for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

Jennifer Renee S

Bomb food and good drink deals! They have all these yummy fancy hot dogs and drinks like the Breaskfast Shot that is actually 3 shots, one with Jameson, one with Butterscotch Snops, and one with orange juice and a piece of bacon.

Erik Mora

Cool I really like this place. I will definitely come back.

Jay S.

Cool place but needs a better menu. We go when Drew Cypert is playing live so it works out. The location isn't so great either. Pretty shady.

Kimberly Kinney

This place is amazing. !! We love it. Crazy good Dawgs! Great atmosphere

Mel Evans

Cool place! It is pinball themed and decorated with vintage pinball machines. The bartender was sweet and awesome. She didn't even bat an eye when we ordered our brats without the buns. It was delicious and moderately priced. Definitely worth going!

Michael Perez

Out of towner here - had this place recommended by some locals and we were lucky for it! Delicious offerings on tap and PINBALL. What else ya lookin for?!


There's a reason folks love Flippers. It's got a pin ball theme that is friendly and nostalgic. The place, though small, is open, and there's a nice little porch (can't smoke here though) with access to a pretty ugly street nearby. I like the bar, although when it's crowded it's super hard to be served, and I love the hot dogs, although they are over priced. Still, the bar is fine. They just need more servers and cheaper dogs.


A truly and amazing place to stop by for a few beers and some truly amazing food... the assortment of all dogs was what really made the place great... will eat and drink here again when Iâ??m back in town....

Tom J.

Was looking for a good bar on Saturday night. Arrived around 930, sat ourselves. No one greeted us or cane to our table. I had to go to the bar to ask to be served. After 10 minutes the server came. Tried to order food, he said kitchen was closed. Not a big deal just wanted a good drink. Ordered a Old fashion and Margarita on the rocks. The margarita tasted like old sweet and sour and water. Tried to be on the up, my friend tried his Old Fashion and it was not palatable. Tried to guzzle down what we ordered, but the drinks were very bad. Keep in mind this is two military guys who have been in war and drank water out of muddy rivers. Ask the server the check, he kept saying give me a minute. After at least another 10 minutes of waiting, I just handed him a $20 just to get out of there. Will not return. I try to support local and small businesses but ended up going to Chili's, which is always a consistent quality. Will not return.

Baily RaShae Jones

Best bar in Lubbock, and the staff is amazing!! Festivals are the best!

Ashley M.

The service was good and the people were nice. However I couldn't stay long due to the overwhelming smell of bleach mixed with hotdogs.

Antonio Valenciano

Holly was such a great waitress. She answered all our happy hour questions. She informed us of upcoming events. Reasonably priced beers and shots. We also enjoyed a friendly game of Metallica pinball.

Nathan Southwick

My go-to bar in Lubbock. It has a very fun vibe, very reasonable drinks, and the food is delicious! All the hot dogs are super tasty and I really enjoy the Reuben as well. Inside is smoke-free, which I appreciate, but the very convenient and large patio is available for people who want to indulge in a cigarette, which my friends enjoy!

W T Flatlander

Great selection of Beer. Outdoor seating. Gourmet Brats. What else could make it better? PINBALL and super friendly staff. Simone knows her drinks and her beers.

Michael Spicer

best elk Weiner iâ??ve ever had, hands down, hooves up, thatâ??s the way i like my stuff- ghost pepper mac, yes please.. fantastic beers, great food, and pinball- 5 every time