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The Broken Spoke

Neighborhood: South Austin
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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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Fun Times

Had a blast hanging out and watching everyone dance the night away. Definitely worth a visit. The lines are a little crazy so you may want to grab two beers at a time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had a blast hanging out and watching everyone dance the night away. Definitely worth a visit. The lines are a little crazy so you may want to grab two beers at a time!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed watching hundreds of folks dance and have fun. Our major concern was the cleanliness and safety in that old building. We made sure we knew where the exits were. Just wonder how long it will be an icon. Our hamburgers were okay, and the self service and standing in long lines for food and drinks wasn't fun. Wouldn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We LOVE the Broken spoke. As british transplants its always a brilliant place to bring out of town guests - or to two-step away after a girls night.

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Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good music, good grub, beer and dance floor. The best dance hall in Austin for over 40 years. excellent visit and piece of central texas cowboy music

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

if you like live country music and an authentic experience, this is it. Nothing fancy here...maybe a dive but an awesome dance hall and small music spot

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Champaign
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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