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The Broken Spoke

3201 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #4 of 153 nightlife in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Dance Club/ Discos, Dams, Country Western Bars
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went down to Austin to visit some friends and they brought me here. It was such a weird/fun/interesting glimpse into another culture for me. There's a cover and after you pay, you continue walking into this low-ceiling room with a live band at the far end. Between you and the band is a dance floor and on both sides of... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It was like stepping back in time, but what a great time! We went for a show in the front room, had dinner and then spent some time taking a dance lesson and danced the night away! So much fun watching all the locals dance and show their stuff. The band in the front was amazing and the one for... More

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had been wanting to go to the Broken Spoke since our visit to Texas last year as we had caught Jesse Dayton doing a show in Alpine when we were there in 2012 and loved his music. We never made it there last year but definitely made a beeline for it on this trip. Yes they charge for everything,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

For a Yankee like me this place was like stepping back in time. It was a great experience to see people truly enjoying themselves dancing. All ages all faces dancing and dancing only. No creepy guys or gold digging women just good ole fun. This place will truly bring you back a few decades. The atmosphere will take away from... More

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a great place. Good food (chicken fried steak on paper plates), beer (bottle or pitcher), great music and dancing for those who are willing and able. We were staying in downtown Austin and had to get a cab to get out here, but we were all glad that we did. There was one band in the front and a... More

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Santorini, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Authentic Western Bar, Restaurant and Dancefloor with LIVE Music. I celebrated my birthday here!! And I would do it again! Loads of fun! The food is very american, with lots of barbaque-sauce and beans and white bread. Has a little museum inside of classic country singers hats and pictures of famous persons who visit this little "Honky Tonk". 😃

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Columbia, Missouri
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a hoot. We had a blast at the Broken Spoke......we had so much fun we returned the next night. The staff was very nice. The highlight was listening to great Country Western music and watching the people dance like there was no tomorrow. SOOOO much fun.

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were in Fredricksburg for a getaway and my Uncle wanted to hear someone who was playing at the Broken Spoke on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. We drove the hour or so drive and ate before the concert. The waitress was good and the food was good. They started selling tickets for the concert so we told one of the... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We visited, twice, on recommendation as we enjoy live Country Music and we were not disappointed. A nice band played (quietly) in the bar whilst we had our dinner and when we moved into the dancehall, we saw good bands for a very reasonable cover charge. Most enjoyable evenings and parking was fairly easy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

live country band dance floor beer jugs do not miss the horse tied to a post outside, and the cowboy drinking at the bar)

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