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“"Memmories renewed"”

Ranked #1 of 5 Nightlife in Bandera
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Martinsville, Indiana
15
Reviewed February 28, 2006

As a young 17 year old lad 53 years ago,I was stationed in South Texas (Kingsville)and had vague, fond memmories of honky tonks with wooden floors and country singers like Lefty and Hank. I thought those times were left only to memmories. I was pleasantly surprised when my wife and I recently visited the Silver Dollar and experienced the wonderful music of Arky and his band. What a wonderful discovery that such a place and talent still exists. We will be back next year for more of Arky and the Silver Dollar atmosphere. Don't pass up an opportunity to visit when in the area. Texas Honky Tonkin at it's finest.

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Reviewed June 23, 2005

I have been going to Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar for 20 years. The minute you walk down the stairs, you feel like you have walked back in time. Arkey and his staff are great hosts and the House Band is excellent. Arkey has preserved the authentic western ambience as evidenced by the sawdust on the floor, the jukebox filled with great honky tonk music, the old photos, pinball machines, etc. Arkey often has Johnny Bush and other great Texas entertainers playing on special occasions so check it out. Cheers!

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Utopia, Texas
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Reviewed November 16, 2004

What a step back in time with saw dust on the dance floor and many interesting collections Arkey has assembled as Hank Thompson, Ray Price and even Willie Nelson among many others have toe tapped their Friday & Saturday nights. Musicians will go there when they are not playing but for the atmoshere. Arkey can tell you great stories about those who have passed down the stairs stepping back in time. I have even seen a cowboy ride a mule down the stairs to get to the dance. If you want something stronger than beer don't worry 1/2 a block away is a liquior store. Tourist return year after year when the come to the United States to enjoy Arkey's Silver Dollar after they have just enjoyed a meal at the historic resturant The OST, seen in commercials for Wrangler to motorcycles and don't forget that beautiful drive on the Devil's backbone to Lost Maples State park.
My favorite story is how Arkey got The Silver Dollar--he won it in a poker game. Arkey walked to school playing his guitar everyday and learning every Hank Williams song and he is a very talented impersonator of other country singers.

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Reviewed August 22, 2004

A wonderful show by great talent. Music like this is unheard of these days.

Th greatest performer was the lead guitar/singer. He sounds more like Ray Price than Ray Price. He was just terrific and carried the whole great show. Arkey was good but the other guy was just super.
We will return soon.

You will love it. If you like real traditional country and western music(PRE 1975), this is the place.

No Brooks and Dunn here.
GO!!!!!

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Abilene, Texas
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Reviewed June 15, 2004

The first time I went to Arky Blues was on new years eve about ten years ago and I did not know
before going to the club that Johnny Bush was appearing there so that really made it a special visit.
The club was packed and I have never had as much
fun as I met people from all over the country and
it was like we were all friends instead of strangers.
Arky Blue is a very good entertainer and host as
well.
I have returned several times and always have the
same feeling that the people that visit Arkys are laid
back and like to party--especially dancing on the
sawdust . I have danced with cowboys with spurs
on as Bandera is the cowboy capital of the world.
YOU HAVE TO GO AND EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF IF YOU LIKE TO HONKY TONK !!!!!
The decor and the atmosphere at Arkys is just
awesome .

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