Destination BBQ. In Texas, you’ll drive a while for great BBQ. Honed and perfected in BBQ competitions across Texas, our Pit Master Josh Hill has racked up numerous awards across Texas and has now setup shop right here at Gruene Lake. Don’t leave before trying a plate of Mesquite Smoked Brisket or Chicken. Gruene Lake Pit BBQ is open 7 days a week from 11-8 and 11-9 on Fridays & Saturdays.