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Address: Bandera, TX

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Authentic in every way.

Yep, it's a bar, dimly lit and still welcomes smokers, little has changed since I first came here about 40 years ago. Cold beer, free jam session on Saturday afternoon. You won't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carter G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep, it's a bar, dimly lit and still welcomes smokers, little has changed since I first came here about 40 years ago. Cold beer, free jam session on Saturday afternoon. You won't find a wine list or drink menu. Dance floor complete with sawdust. Family friendly, great prices and just plain fun.

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Thank Carter G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amusing little bar in cowboy capitol of the world. You need to have a beer here (or two) and put a quarter to music machine to dance on a floor cover with wood dust. And don't forget to examine what is on the walls!

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Thank Agnieszka P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic time we had. Was told by another friend we needed to stop in at the "Silver Dollar" . It was a girls trip for them and they brought back a video. " Hoot" was in the video and we had to meet him. We went after a few days being in the Hill country, had an awesome... More 

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Thank Susie J
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a "must do" in Bandera, it is a genuine Texas saloon, the folks are a very welcoming group and the beer is cold, and there is a kind of living history of Arkey Blue who is a bit of a country and western singer, he is occasionally seen at the bar.

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Thank James G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Proper spit and sawdust place, met some of the best people ever here, really welcoming, great company and just lovely people. They told us to meet them at the 11th St later for cook your own night, made our holiday in Texas staying here - can't recommend it enough. Uncle Hoot you are a star

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Thank 244judiths1969
Bandera, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Arkey Blue's is living history for Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World. Arkey Blue's is underground and fascinating. They serve beer and wine and Monday nights the locals sit around and jam. Arkey Blue himself is seen in there late nights and he is a true legend. If you are ever in Bandera, Arkey Blue's is a place that... More 

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Thank TwinElm
Bandera, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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Thank pete3042015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 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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Thank Laura B
Ripon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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