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The Broken Spoke

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Address: 3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
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+1 512-442-6189
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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A hoot to visit

The building itself seems to be on its last legs but the dance and party atmosphere was great and the band Billy Mata and the Texas Traditions were absolutely awesome.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself seems to be on its last legs but the dance and party atmosphere was great and the band Billy Mata and the Texas Traditions were absolutely awesome.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although The Spoke has a small dance floor, there always seems to be plenty of room for one more couple to get moved by the good music and do a little two-step, waltz or swing. Thank you, Mr.White, a real gentleman cowboy!

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Thank 221jeanniel
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly a great Texas feeling.eat the chicken fried steak and dance the Texas two step.I feel it a must for people visit Austin Texas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This stop should be listed under "things to do", you can't go in without spending the necessary time to see all of the memorabilia that covers the walls. History lesson in country music!

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Thank Cindy B
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Required stop for out of town friends. Iconic place made a memorable evening with great photos for my friends from Portugal to show friends back home. We took lessons and danced with Cowboys.

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Thank Audreykathleen2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honky Tonk heaven. Bring your dancing shoes. We missed the dancing lessons at 8:00 p.m. Next time we won't.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was advised by a local to check out this place and I'm so glad we did. We didn't eat but enjoyed the entertainment and dancing in what is a real 1950s honky took dancehall. If you are in Austin and want a great night out you can't go past the Broken Spoke and enjoy it for what it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New Yorkers in town for a wedding. What a blast we had learning to two-step and watching the cowboys. Authentic old-fashioned Texas Dance Hall.....loved it!

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Thank Lisa B
Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Broken spoke has been around a long time and I am glad Mr. White is still operating it. The food is regional, chicken fried steak and baked potatoes. The bands play musical selections that are fun to dance to. This is my favorite place for dancing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the views and wondered what we would find. We found ourselves having a great time and a dance lesson thrown in for our 15 USD a head. All ages, live music and friendly atmosphere.

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