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Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar

Bandera, TX
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Bandera
Type: Country Western Bars
Activities: Dancing
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Oxford England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's quirky. It's a mix of tourists and locals. It's got no pretentions. Some good old country music playing. It's dark. People falling down the narrow stairs. Others waiting forever for the (not) waiter table service! But it's cool when it's 100 F outside.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip. The door lady didn't make us pay the cover until we knew we wanted to stay. All of the local people were so sweet and polite. I guess because we were new faces in the bar we kept getting asked to dance and every cowboy in that bar was very polite and fun... More

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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Emmen, The Netherlands
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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