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

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Hooooonky Tonking Pretty Baby

So, if y'all know what a honky tonk is, this is one. If you don't, then this is a boot scooting hole in the wall where folks swill Lone Star Beer and dance to the best of local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Orion G
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We learned the Texas two-step. I can't say I enjoyed the instructor - she was brassy and loud, which doesn't really resonate with me, though others seemed to find amusement in her. The music was the best part of the deal - classic Texas swing. It's a pretty divey place with matching drinks and food, but I'm glad went so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a great evening here, learning to dance the Texas Two Step (dancing lessons 8pm, then the band at 21:30 till late) and then joining in the dancing with the band, (Alvin Crow) it was so much fun, the crowd were very friendly and welcoming, and I tried a "chicken fried steak" which was another first. I think the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So, if y'all know what a honky tonk is, this is one. If you don't, then this is a boot scooting hole in the wall where folks swill Lone Star Beer and dance to the best of local C&W. Dale Watson plays here regular (I mention him cuz he's a fave of mine). They claim to have the best Chicken... More 

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Elgin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must see and enjoyable stop while visiting in Austin. A tradition for all country and western music lovers.

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San Jose, California, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place for the authentic old time country music and dancing. Place is a hoot if you want something different and very country. Good band and lots of fun! Very divy but everyone was very friendly and had a great time. Minors allowed as well.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Good band playing. Required to pay $5 entrance fee. Very authentic. Pool table. Serves food, although I didn't try it. Well worth a visit.

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Grafton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Six of us went for dinner, drinks and to have a fun experience at a real Texas place (so we thought). The waitress behind the bar was annoyed because I asked what kind of white wine they had, then the other one took forever to take our order. Then she never gave us a copy of our bill - we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

LGBT people stay away, you are not welcome here, especially if the female owner is present. She recently kicked out a lesbian couple for a peck on the lips. One of the ladies is a combat vet who flew Blackhawks in Iraq during OIF 6-8. Shame that we still even have this kind of thing in Austin.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My friend and combat veteran was kicked out of this establishment for merely giving her girlfriend a kiss. It’s truly horrible that in this day and age that we have such blatant bigotry. I hope that everyone reads this review and avoids this horrible place.

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Colts Neck, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you like good, live country music and/or like to dance head on over! My sister and I were visiting Austin for tourism and wandered in on a Tuesday evening to find the place hopping. Mid week the cover charge is only $5, there's a great live band and the patrons are all locals who love to dance. Flying solo?... More 

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Address: Address: 3201 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-442-6189
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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