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The Broken Spoke

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Address: 3201 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512-442-6189
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Dancing the night away!

Great place! People were friendly and the band was good. They had nice cold beer too! There was a lot of great memorabilia to look at as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Aruba
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is pure American History not to mention one of the greatest country western music Honky Tonks in the USA. Anita and James White are more than gracious when you ask them about some the many many incredible keepsakes and famous keepsakes of some of country westerns greatest legends. George Strait played here for $400 per night before he... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place! People were friendly and the band was good. They had nice cold beer too! There was a lot of great memorabilia to look at as well.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want good old stomping western music this is your place. Get there early or might not be able to find a parking spot!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Broken Spoke is a must see bit of Austin history! They offer live music most nights and you can even learn how to Texas Two-Step for $7 at this local legend. I don't recommend the CFS (that's chicken fried steak just to clarify!) the steak was tough and the breading was very doughy, but some of their other food... More 

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Galena, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the music and the atmosphere here. Food was average but it was still worth the visit just to be there and say we had visited.

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Thank Sue P
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Broken Spoke is an iconic Dance Hall, and while it has been enveloped by Austin's latest craze of multi family units, it is still a great place to kick up your heels!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate to write about the Spoke for fear of driving more folks here. This is the penultimate Texas spot to visit with live music and dancing right in the heart of Austin. Yes, they have both kinds of music, country AND western. (Love the Blues Bros reference). Even for those who can't dance, the place has dance lessons and... More 

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Thank Wil G
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent my birthday night here dancing to some of the best country music ever. It was the awesome! I walked into the building, and it felt like the old bars in Fort Worth. The beer is cold, the tea is fresh, and the servers are friendly. This place is the last of its kind, and I would be so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my parents here when they visited Austin. My parents loved the charm and the gentleman that was playing old country classics. Drinks are reasonably priced. We did not eat here but the food actually looked better than what I would have expected. Fun place to spend a couple hours. We left before the back dance area got going but... More 

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place...good food...outstanding music to do the 2-steo to!!! Everyone who goes there has great time,,,and a mix of all ages!!!!

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