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The Broken Spoke

Address: 3201 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
Phone Number: 512-442-6189
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Ranked #42 of 176 Activities in Austin
Type: Dams, Bar/ Clubs, Country Western Bars, Dance Club/ Discos, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Nightlife
Attraction details
Type: Dams, Bar/ Clubs, Country Western Bars, Dance Club/ Discos, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Nightlife
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Champaign
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

$12 was paid for a promise of a band. Band took way to long to show up by that time everybody had drank too much or was too tired. Also lessons are not free they're 8 each and no one showed up to give us lessons. So after spending $ spent on getting in and the $ on lessons, it... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Love to hear Dale Watson anytime! We had a blast dancing and always love to see James White and his family. One of the Best times you can have in Texas!

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We didn´t knew what to expect, so we went down to Broken Spoke on Lamar and have a great time there. There was dance lessons by a very enthusiastic woman. Great music, great friendly atmosphere, cold beers, boots and Stetsons! Don´t miss!!

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Austin, TX
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109 reviews 109 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is one of the must-sees in most tourist lists of Austin's attractions. It has loads of character, history and some very good music. This ramshackle structure looks as if it is held together by good luck. But this is part of its charm. The Spoke has recently become a rallying point against the sprawl of urban development as it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Been here a few times when in Austin. Great honky tonk. There is a big area behind the main dining area with a dance floor where the band plays and people dance. On less crowded nights, the band sometimes plays in the dining area. One time a big jam session broke out with Pinetop Perkins showing up and playing keyboards;... More 

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Solana Beach, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did not eat there, just had drinks in the front room. People of all ages were loving this place. 5 stars if you're looking for: - Great old-time music that's not too loud - Communal seating at large tables (if you want) - Friendly, fun atmosphere that hasn't changed in 50 years

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Fairfax, California, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stopped in to help celebrate 50 years of Honkytonk. Welcomed by the Mrs. Later met Mr. The owners were so warm and seemed genuinely pleased to have us, even though strangers , join their friends and regulars for a night of good music and two step. I heartily recommend it.

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Whilst not a country and western fan I visited the Broken Spoke with my wife and pleasantly surprised. Authentic and full of people clearly enjoying themselves with country music and lots of dancing. It's very different to anything we've experienced before and if you are looking for something authentic to do whilst in Austin would highly recommend a visit to... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had the opportunity to visit The Broken Spoke on a recent visit to Austin and was not disappointed!! It is a true Texas Honkytonk that has not changed much on the inside since it opened 50 years ago, other than adding more character. Stopped in on a Thursday night and got to meet the owner who was a pleasure to... More 

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N. Yorks
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Now surrounded by high rise buildings this place is an absolute gem surviving against the odds. The dance lessons were certainly different from those in the UK and all the more fun! The prices were perfectly acceptable for drinks and lessons. the food was OK and everyone was incredibly warm and welcoming. Thanks specially to Mike for making us feel... More 

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