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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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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00

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Old school Honky Tonk

We only popped in for a bit and sad in the front area. They had an older gentleman singing old school country/western songs who was fantastic. Didn't eat but the food looked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way from the Austin airport to San Antonio and had a wonderful evening. The food -- especially the brisket -- was delicious and inexpensive. The Friday night musician during dinner was exceptionally talented, and we loved listening to him sing classic Texan ballads and anthems as he played along on his guitar & fiddle. As... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is merely something to put in an empty stomach. The staff was nice enough, but not overly friendly. It's a good place to go if you just want to be able to say you've been there. I worry about the ceiling caving in over the stage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking for a Real Country bar this is the place. Jimmy White opened the saloon in 1964. It still is as original today as back then. Jimmy Greets every one at the door and he has had some of the greatest performers start out there. He will even sing a song or two and you can "walk"dance around... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only popped in for a bit and sad in the front area. They had an older gentleman singing old school country/western songs who was fantastic. Didn't eat but the food looked good. Mostly comfort style food. Reminded my of the local bar in my rural hometown back in Missouri. They have dancing in the back after a certain time,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool place. Throwback cowboy music and Texas two-step dance floor. Have a cocktail, or two. Be careful where you stand as you can be grabbed and dragged on the dance floor. Overall great fun, good bands, and best dance hall I have seen in Texas.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

people were friendly and asked us to join in. great to just watch the different dancers as well. very casual place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no idea how long the Broken Spoke has be around but I can tell by the setting it's been a long time. The building sits on a gravel lot surrounded by modern building. Everything about this building looks original. You enter the restaurant then pass thru to the dance hall. The dance hall is much larger than the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting a local friend brought us here, after a quick lesson we were off the the dance floor... what a great typical Austin texas two step place.. everyone was friend and welcoming... definitely a great place to check out while in Austin..

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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