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The Forge

Address: Bandera, TX
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Ranked #16 of 18 things to do in Bandera
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
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English first
Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It you went to the ladies room you had to pick your way through welding rods. The owner had a pile of dirt in the back of his pickup and when someone spit out a tomato seed and it sprouted, he staked it and kept it growing. That tomato plant went all over the Hill Country. It had a hitching... More 

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Bandera, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I just relocated at the start of Summer and have to go to town for Wifi. There are a couple other places I loved, but The Olde Forge became my home very quickly because the staff are helpful and the food is good. The owner really puts her heart and soul in to this place. We are guaranteed AC, wifi... More 

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Hamilton texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

While on an annual trip in September 2012, my friends and I had lunch in what we are almost certain was the same building. I was called "Bandera Tavern" at that time, and its unique and rustic old world atmosphere along with superior service won us over, and won it a place on our "must do" list for this years... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Forge was a favorite of mine for years back when it was what it was named for...a forge. There was a fireplace and friendly barmaids and cool locals but now...it's ...something more like a biker hangout crossed with a tourist hole. I'm not impressed.

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