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The Broken Spoke

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

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Check out their website to find out what/who is playing each night. This is a real piece of Austin history. You just gotta stop in and go for a two-step. If you are not a dancer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
KortneeWithak
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Austin, Texas, USA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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291 reviews 291 reviews
82 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is a Texas institution! My wife and I went foe dinner and to listen to live music! Check their website and find out who is performing? When you have dine up front you can listen to live music with no cover charge-between 6-8!

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San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I always have so much fun spinning around the dance hall! Great music and a great legacy. Definitely an Austin original!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were not greeted, and stood for 15 minutes before we found a table ( but listened to a nice opening band). Then we had to flag down a server, and wipe down our own table. The food was ordinary and we never felt welcomed. Dishes were never cleared. We only stuck around to hear the main band, and had... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Check out their website to find out what/who is playing each night. This is a real piece of Austin history. You just gotta stop in and go for a two-step. If you are not a dancer, this is the place to learn!

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Victoria, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The usable dance floor is maybe 20 feet by 10 feet. Calling this a "dance hall" is like calling a ping pong table a tennis court. No doubt they have great music, but what a waste. Also, as is typical of Austin, tiny parking lot was full. I wonder if any of the reviewers raving about the Broken Spoke have... More 

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Madison, NJ
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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is a must if you love music history, especially country music. All the greats have come through here. It may be dark, and dank, but you cannot deny the history here. Great country music spot. Don't miss it.

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Houston, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is exactly the kind of place you need to visit if you are in town - or if you're a local with visitors. It's a classic honky tonk that has a bar, dining area, and dance/music area. There is also a hilarious little "museum" in the back. On weekends there is a cover to get into the dance... More 

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Azle, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Have t been to this place since I lived near there in the seventies. Hasn't changed. Pleasant surprise! Great bartender that day on a Saturday afternoon . Had sweet potatoe fries! Really good. Drinks were strong ! Even met the owner. Told us the story of the bar. Very nice man. Just a regular guy! We all enjoyed being here!

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