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The Broken Spoke

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Local music and dance?

In old-type of building you will find bar, dance floor and live music. Not sure how much this is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mela_World
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Warsaw, Poland
Great local place to get your country music fix

This is one of the oldest honky tonks in Austin and one of the few for country dancing. Fun time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Albert H
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Austin, United States
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
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Reviewed yesterday

In old-type of building you will find bar, dance floor and live music. Not sure how much this is still local real experience vs some sort of adventure for tourist however it is worth to go and see. Entry ticket for dance floor is 7...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mela_World
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a hoot! I did read other reviews on dance lessons that barely happened (while insults are slung) and I did see that happen, so put on your big girl/boy pants and just dive in! Specify “exactly” what you want when you go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank promanzo
Reviewed 4 days ago

When out of towners.......especially folks from up north come to visit....This is a unique experience for them. As one of the last true honey told in Austin, it is a must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mickeyd54456
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the oldest honky tonks in Austin and one of the few for country dancing. Fun time and always great musicians. Small place so go early

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Albert H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a treasure...it's like a museum that serves GREAT food and plays GREAT music. I had the brisket plate and it was amazing. Cold pitcher of Lone Star to wash it all down. Wander around and soak up all of the history....and a dance hall...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hammernnail2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for two step Tuesday and had a great time. Dance floor was full but not overcrowded as others have reported on weekend visits. Wonderful to watch the highly skilled regulars dancing around the floor. We got out there and did our beat and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank baywanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come for the country music, the locals two-stepping like ice skaters on perfect ice, the buzzing neon and the frozen in time decor. This is the kind of Texas texture that demonstrates why Bob Wills and Willie Nelson rule, Texans know how to have a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LadyGoodman615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went here on a Saturday night for a two-step dance lesson and then drinks and dinner. It was all so chaotic, and the dance "lesson" was not what I'd consider a lesson at all. The bar staff seemed to have no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrowsingAtlas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting family and was told this was a landmark and a decent place to dance, even learn how to 2 step and do Western swing. Well, we went on the night that Dale Watson was performing. The place was absolutely packed. The website...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vigilantjon
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Our group of 4 traveling to Austin for the first time discovered the fun of riding scooters all over the city. We were recommended by a stranger to go to this place was so we rode our scooters 35 minutes to visit and enjoy this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lea M
February 11, 2019|
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Response from gsvatek2018 | Reviewed this property |
There was a cover to get in the dance hall so we just enjoyed the restaurant entertainment. Just call them. The number is on their website.
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Priscilla N
July 3, 2018|
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Response from kc111962 | Reviewed this property |
dresses, skirts, pants,boots,high heels, tennis shoes- teens dance there too.....there is a sign that states "no tank tops"
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