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Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar

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Address: Bandera, TX

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Must-see in Bandera

This is my favourite bar in Bandera, probably one of my top 5 in the world. Whether it's a busy night with a band or a quiet evening of locals performing, it's well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
littlemissnuisance
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Bandera, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been there for entertainment a few times, Good music, cold beer. bathroom are always dirty, Seating benches are very poorly placed very crowded. Music extremely loud, rough tables go at your own risk, very popular place due to their western music.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favourite bar in Bandera, probably one of my top 5 in the world. Whether it's a busy night with a band or a quiet evening of locals performing, it's well worth experiencing. The beer is cold, the music is good and the staff are brilliant. Everyone makes you feel really welcome - even when you're clearly the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by in the middle of the week to check out the town. Silver dollar was super friendly and we got to try some real ranching beans and stew

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Ripon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

No bull country bar with a proper texan feel.The locals very friendly and great to watch them just having a good ol time

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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

It's ok if you like partying in a crowded basement with your grandparents and all their friends. Band was mediocre. Dance floor is almost nonexistent. Not enough room to play pool on the pool table. I'd skip this place if you're a non smoker.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Very old bar. Lots of nostalgia. Very nice people. Beer and wine only. Loved it. Steep stairway upon entering. Serves fresh popped popcorn. Older locals there having a beer. Good times

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Steamboat, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is claimed to be the oldest honky-tonk in Texas. From the street, it is almost hard to find. The door that leads downstairs to the bar is the only indication that there is anything between the stores on either side. Once downstairs, you have a yesteryear bar with picnic tables, benches and an old bar with original (?) bar... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I had forgotten how terrific this bar was until I walked down those stairs again last Saturday. Nothing has changed, same pictures, same neons, same bar, same tables, same smoky smell. If you are ready to take a glimpse back in history, please give this place a try & you will be BLESSED with very cold beer (or wine), old... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

It's ok if you like partying in a crowded basement with your grandparents and all their friends. Band was mediocre. Dance floor is almost nonexistent. Not enough room to play pool on the pool table. I'd skip this place if you're a non smoker.

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Marietta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went early in the day due to our schedule, the place felt exactly how an old,honky tonk, cowboy establishment should. The breakfast club was there, and everyone in the place was friendly. If you want that small town bar that time forgot, go here. And take a look at the Hank Williams carving.

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