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Address: Bandera, TX
Activities: Dancing

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True texans

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Annabananna K
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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246 reviews 246 reviews
73 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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'!!

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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197 reviews 197 reviews
78 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

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Adra, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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