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Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar

Bandera, TX
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Bandera
Type: Country Western Bars, Bars
Activities: Dancing
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Adra, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Hartford, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A friend of mine took me on the "Sunday Ride" in Bandera Texas. Its really a great Sunday mosey on horseback, with a few real salons thrown in for good measure. And arkey's was one of the hoghlights. great misuc, relaxed atmosphere, more horses tied up out front than trucks parked in the lot, and just a general good feeling.... More

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Muleshoe, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I enjoyed the atmosphere in this bar. It is a western style bar and great place to have a quiet beer.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Live music or jukebox - cheap drinks - cozy atmosphere - friendly staff and patrons. Dance floor has real sawdust! Place stays cool because it is built like cellar.

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N. Yorks
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is the cream of the crop if you like sociable people and REAL Country Music and cold beer. I wish I could move the whole place to England where I sometimes think it's against the law to listen to Country Music like this. Everyone we met in Texas was generous and friendly but this place was just amazing.... More

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Oxford England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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