15 Specialty BBQ Rubs You Need to Grill Like a Pitmaster

You can never have too many rubs stocked up in your kitchen. Some days your chicken tastes better with a hint of garlic and lemon, while other days you might want something a bit more spicy.

To get you prepped for those grilling days coming soon, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of our recommend marinades and rubs. You will be grilling the sweet smells of chipotle and honey in no time with these blends of sweet and spicy rubs.

1. Gordon’s Seasoning Grub Rub (Pack of 3)

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This rub is perfect for grilling up chicken or smoking a rack of ribs. I use this one every time as an ingredient when I marinate my chicken and the results are sweet and delicious.

You can get a pack of three for just $26.22.

2. Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub 12 Ounce

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This rub is sure to give you that authentic, smoky BBQ flavor that you know and love.

This popular rub is just $12.49 and you’ll put it on everything.

3. Bad Byron’s Butt Rub

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This rub is used by championship barbecuers and backyard cooks! The flavors consist of a nice blend of garlic and the perfect amount of chipotle spice.

Up your barbecue game now for just $14.88.

4. Salt Lick Original Dry Rub Seasoning 

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This rub is known for being an Austin, Texas favorite. The rub is wildly known as the same rub used to cook some of the BBQ in the hill country.

You can make some of your very own for just $9.98.

5. The Salt Lick BBQ Garlic Dry Rub

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Here’s another rub from the popular barbecue spot. However, this one provides that sweet and yummy garlic flavor to your chicken or steak.

Get it for just $9.50.

6. BBQ BROS RUBS (Southern Style)

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This BBQ rub provides the southern flavor you ultimately want when cooking the goods.

This pack comes with different flavors representative of each state so you can explore that southern taste. This pack is just $24.95.

7. BBQ BROS RUBS (Western Style)

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This is another option for the BBQ BRO’S RUBS. This time, catch the flavors of the West with rubs stretching from Texas to California.

The California Style Rub is notably one of the most desired rubs providing a mouthful of flavor. Get cooking with these for just $24.95.

8. Lambert’s Sweet Rub O’ Mine

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This rub is particular known for providing sweetness to your meats.

While not too much, of course, this rub is perfect for that sweet tooth also giving you that authentic BBQ flavor. Shop this rub for just $12.99.

9. Spiceologist – Smoky Honey Habanero BBQ Rub and Seasoning

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This rub tastes just as you would think: smoky with hints of spice and sweet honey. This rub is great if you’re looking for something all natural and organic.

Spice up your meats with this rub for just $12.95.

10. Obie-Cue’s Sweet Rub BBQ Spice 

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The Obie-Cue’s BBQ rub is a well kept secret among cookers. This go-to rub blends just the right amount of sweetness with a smokey spice. Get your container now for just $9.58.

11. Spiceologist – Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Rub and Seasoning

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Here’s another great flavor from Spiceologist. This rub is a sweet and spicy blend, bringing in that fruity taste mixed with the popular flavors of chipotle.

This is a versatile rub and is especially great for barbecuing. This rub is just $12.95.

12. Lawry’s Sweet Basil Citrus and Garlic Rub

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This delicious rub is an option that I love to use. It blends the savory flavors of garlic and onion with a citrus peel making any meat so tasty and juicy.

You can also use this with your veggies too for an added kick. Get this rub for $29.99.

13. Killer Bee Honey Rub

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The name alone does this product justice. The Killer Bee honey rub provides sweet savory flavor that just kills.

Soak your meets in this honey rub for just $15.95.

14. John Henry’s East Texas Honey Rib Rub Seasoning

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East Texas’ best kept secret, this rub is perfect for sweetening up your ribs. You can also use this lightly on other meats to get the desired taste you want by mixing with other seasonings.

Get this now for only $14.95.

15. Trader Joe’s BBQ Rub and Seasoning with Coffee & Garlic

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I know it sounds odd, coffee and garlic? However, this rub is extremely popular and used on a variety of meats to help get that garlic and BBQ flavor. This tub of rub is just $6.30.

Despite what flavor you’re going for, this list is sure to provide some of the best rub mixes out there. Whether you’re marinading or adding a dash here or there, these rubs are sure to live up to your expectations.

Don’t hesitate, the best BBQ you’ve ever made awaits!