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Address: 3201 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-442-6189
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Old Austin

With the new apartment blocks either side you get the feeling a developer is just waiting for this place to close down. It's Old Austin, which is disappearing fast. All the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Old time saloon in the middle of modern progress. Service was not good and they advertise line dancing lessons for free, but have a cover charge to get to dance floor... the do have a lot of pics from the past. We did not stay as we could not get attention of servers or bartender ( 1 )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're looking from Texas flavor in Austin, you have to go here. Live music, two stepping, honky tonkin fun! It also is like a step back in time as it hasn't changed since 1964.

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Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I've never had so much fun dancing the two step and drinking beer with the nicest people I've ever met. Make's you want to wave the Stars and Bars !

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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited this place during a trip around Texas. My wife is a line dancer and we wanted to get some Country Music. Weldon Henson played in The Broken Spoke. Weldon is a good country singer and we had a lot of fun. There is no Country line dancing, they have their own Texas dancing style. Everybody is dancing in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With the new apartment blocks either side you get the feeling a developer is just waiting for this place to close down. It's Old Austin, which is disappearing fast. All the greats of country music have played on its stage over the last 50 years. The night we went it was full of the most eclectic mix of people. Old... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yes the place is an institution and the music is great but the history should not extend to the antiquated toilets. Obviously the place owes the owner nothing so surely some $$ could be spent on modern toilet facilities. Seriously the ladies toilets have shower screens instead of doors. That's just downright rude to patrons. And unless you have some... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had so much fun here!!! Drinks were good and the music!!! What can I say Jesse Dayton was singing and him and his band were just awesome! We had fun pretending we knew how to two step! The cover was like $7, but worth every penny! This is what you think about when thinking of old school Austin.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

As first-time visitors to Austin, my girlfriend and I did the 'tourist thing' our first full day. With the history surrounding The Broken Spoke, I was really looking forward to going in, looking around, having a Lone Star, and returning later to hit the dance floor. We arrived at the web-advertised opening time at 9:00 AM - the doors were... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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196 reviews 196 reviews
82 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is as old as the hills, or at least, it seems like it is. I remember dancing when Clint Eastwood dropped by to spin around and he was gracious dancing with ladies who invited him to dance. The music will keep you going and you will spend an unforgettable night. The chicken fried steaks are delicious and the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Broken Spoke is your classic austin C&W bar, with none of the niceties or flashing lights of those city slicker joints. If you like to two step and want to do it old school, check out the Spoke!

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