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The Broken Spoke

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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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We ate dinner here - chicken fried steak - which was very mediocre so maybe eat before you come... read more

Reviewed yesterday
baltimoregirl07
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baltimore, md
Cool Historic Austin bar, but in need of some serious upkeep!

While in Austin, we had to visit this iconic honky tonk. Has a ton of great music history (lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
amyjw
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Bucyrus, Ohio
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“two step” (81 reviews)
“dance hall” (75 reviews)
“honky tonk” (89 reviews)
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
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+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate dinner here - chicken fried steak - which was very mediocre so maybe eat before you come. The dance hall is what we came for. Long narrow dance floor with raised areas on each side with tables and chairs. We enjoyed the band...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Austin, we had to visit this iconic honky tonk. Has a ton of great music history (lots of pictures inside of all the famous musicians/celebs who've been there). It was a pleasure to see the Derailers playing there! Good place to practice your...More

1  Thank amyjw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a time machine with a very historic past in Country Western Music. Come around 7, get some chicken fried steak or chili, listen to an old cowboy serenade and play guitar in the restaurant and browse the "tourist trap" Then go back...More

Thank Melanie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like place could be a lot of fun with a group. Went on an off night Wed. but must be a blast on the weekends.

Thank Bronxgirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun friend iconic honkytonk bar that has 2 step dancing. Lovely atmosphere friendly staff I personally would not bring kids here but I saw plenty of kids in the place has a restaurant up front and dance floor in back

Thank Veljko S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see an old time dance hall and the Broken Spoke came through. Dance class at 8 if you want to learn the two-step for $8. Can't beat that. Music was very good, but bands change nightly. Crowd was fun, lot of first-timers....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expected this to be an older dance hall.But it is obvious the owners are trying to get as much money as they can eke out and put zero dollars into maintaining the place. The roof inside is ready to fall down. It is propped...More

2  Thank kc111962
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

We were referred to this ho ky tonk by a fellow we met at river walk down in San Antonio. We took the dance lesson prior to the dance and otner than this know it alk attitude, it was ok, once the band began to...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

My husband had to make a stop a Broken Spoke while we were in Austin. About all I can say is that he can tell people he has been there. Old, rundown place with a sagging roof! We ended up arriving right at the end...More

2  Thank JeenaC
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

A family instiution... It defintly i a family run and older establishemnt. THe genetalman who owns it was very welcoming when we walked in. Be prepared for the dance instructor... ake sure your following her rules or your sure to hear about it. If you...More

1  Thank bendreview
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marnifidler
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lance S | Reviewed this property |
It’s not really a children’s place but I believe in Texas children can go to a bar if they do not drink. They do have a separate restaurant
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Carole B
January 25, 2018|
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Response from glutenfreewikaduke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $20.00per person for dance lessons, from a rude condescending witch, it was a rip off. I was with a group of 5 people, only 4 were taking dance lessons. The 5th person was going to sit with our purses and have a... More
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McSix
November 7, 2017|
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Response from Chyrisse M | Reviewed this property |
Do not order wine at a two step honky tonk! I guess they sell it
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