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Address: Bandera, TX
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The One, the Only and the Oldest!

Wellllll, if you have not been to Arkey's, then you really have not seen the Old West! This is undoubtedly the most historic of all places I have ever been. It is straight out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
JoAnne Q
Orlando, Florida, United States
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wellllll, if you have not been to Arkey's, then you really have not seen the Old West! This is undoubtedly the most historic of all places I have ever been. It is straight out of the old west, where the Silver Dollar Bar is under (yep I said under) the old Country Store. You walk in and go downstairs to... More 

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Kirbyville, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Unless you are going to see a 40+year old bar with all kinds of stuff on the walls, sawdust on the floor and stale smoke from 40+years ago. This place is not for you.

Thank DBAcres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's a nice cool place to just sit down cool off and have a cold beer plus the band is very good. If you like country music.

Thank Hugo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying at a guest ranch near Bandera TX and were looking for something interesting to do during the day. Most bars seem to accommodate only the late night folk, and our group wasn't part of that scene. So happy we discovered the Silver Dollar Bar. We stopped for a soda on both Saturday and Sunday, and were tickled... More 

2 Thank sleepycat69
Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed in Banderas for a night. It is a small texan town, a true cowboy experience. For the ultimate in genuine cowboy singing, go to Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar. Here you will meet the locals and maybe grab a Lone Star or preferably a Coors with them - we did! Awesome with the sawdust on the floor.

2 Thank Jesper Dahl J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a fun place to visit for a drink or two. The staff were lovely, making conversation and asking questions. They have a good selection of drinks and has that true Texas feel about it. Just like in the movies!!

1 Thank Annabananna K
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped by for some day-drinking and to witness a nice jam session. There were about 40-50 folks hanging out on a Spring Break Saturday around 2:00pm. No liquor here (like 11th street), so beer and wine will have to be your poison. Very cool place, though. Beware, if you're sensitive to smoke, cuz the bars in Bandera are smokin'!!

1 Thank Debra B
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went last Wed. It was a little crazy at the 11th St. Cowboy Bar. You enter through the Red door and go down 13 steps to the bar. There is Sawdust on the Floor and a group of people circled up with instruments playing music. The bar has deep graffiti carvings all over it. We felt a little out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A real step back in time. Sawdust-on-the-floor kind of place. You go down the stairs to a dark, smokey, old fashioned bar. This place can be alot of fun if you are open to an adventure. However, if you are looking for glitz....... you (and Arkey Blues) would be better served if you went to a big city bar. Bandera... More 

1 Thank smileTexas
Adra, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We popped in on a Weds evening for a drink. There were just 5 customers, a guy paying the guitar and singing plus the lady serving. It was very quiet and due to lack of people, there was no atmosphere, except for cigarette smoke. The whole place, although I guess they want it to appear as "spit and sawdust" affect,... More 

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