You wouldn’t ordinarily describe butcher shops as impressive, but Bargara Meats certainly breaks that mould. 

In addition to beautifully-displayed fresh cuts of meats, homemade small goods, wood-smoked bacon, sausages and value-added products, it’s the array of sauces, rubs, marinades and their collection of barbecues and rare Webers that makes this coastal store stand out from the rest. 

Owner Dan Sauer said the shop had evolved to become a butcher for everyone, from amateur cooks to foodies. They now carry more rubs and sauces than any other butcher in Bundaberg.

“The demand in barbecuing has really evolved in the past three years. The low and slow side of things has really taken off. They want the brisket and beef ribs,” Dan said.

For those wanting to try this different style of barbecuing, Dan said Bargara Meats was a great place to start. 

“We will give you step by step cooking instructions and provide complementary pink paper to wrap your brisket in. We have an open collection of every one of our rubs so you can try it before you buy.”

Bargara Meats backs up its impressive range of accompaniments with its multi-award-winning meats. After winning a Queensland first place at the 2021 Australian Meat Industry Council awards for traditional bone-in wood smoked leg ham, they were tapped on the shoulder to be one of 50 Australian butchers to be featured in The Butcher Cook Book. 


Visit them here Bargara Meats, Bargara Central. (07) 4159 2267