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Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar

Bandera, TX
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Bandera
Type: Country Western Bars
Activities: Dancing
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Fredericksburg, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were in Bandera, TX and had heard of Arky Blues Silver Dollar Bar from friends and they said you gotta go there at least once for the experience. They were right - the memorabilia in this place is unreal!! To see some of the old stuff in this place is unreal. It used to be a morgue and it... More

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We actually came across it by accident. Looking for a cold beer to cool off with and found it as we were antique shopping. Sawdust dance floor and beer signs that you'd only hope to find for sale in a store. Amazing history, it's a must visit if your in the area. Cash only so come prepared.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Popped in to see this bar. There was a group of people round a table singing which gave it a very nice feel. My partner and I had a drink at the bar and the lady behind the bar was friendly. Guys were there playing pool and the language was a bit harsh. Although good I just did not feel... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

A real honky tonk, great ambiance, and great bar tender Karen! Go there and n-joy music, dance nd drinks. Be good y'all. We will be back

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We visited with my parents who were visiting from out of state. Enjoyed the free live music and charismatic memorabilia decorations.

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Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Sit and sawdust and great fun, especially if Arkie buys a guest round. The photo is of Bandera church though and not the Silver Dollar

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Maplewood, NJ
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The reviews in TripAdvisor sold me on this place. Well, it's a honky-tonk. Nothing else to it. A little smoky - which we forgot about it once we were into our first beer. A fun experience but I don't think we'll be rushing back.

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Bandera
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Best honky-tonk EVER! Lots of local characters, great country music, dancing, pool & ice cold beer. If " REAL cowboy" & REAL country music is what you're looking for, this IS the place to go. Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon recently celebrated their 45th anniversary so they must be doing something right!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to Arky's Silver Dollar for over 20 years, and every time I go in there, I'm taken back to the real Cowboy and rodeo days. Most of the men you see in there are real working ranch hands. Rough looking, but with a good heart. I can't help but sit there and watch the look on the... More

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Stephenville, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Been in and out for years. Liked it better when I was 40. It has an interesting ambience but could do with a little cleaning and Arky has a foul mouth around women at times.

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