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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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Worth seeing if you love country dancings

Went mostly just to see an old Texas dance hall. Cool place but most of the people were older... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elgin, Ill.
Country Western - Oh My

This place is a go-to if you love country western with down home folks that love the music and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spencer M
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“two step” (66 reviews)
“dance hall” (74 reviews)
“honky tonk” (91 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 00:00
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went mostly just to see an old Texas dance hall. Cool place but most of the people were older. Still fun to watch.

Thank RalphKramden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a go-to if you love country western with down home folks that love the music and dancing. Its a shrine to the good ole cowboys and cowgirls.

Thank Spencer M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea places like this still existed...and the fact that they do is a great thing! From the exterior it looks like an assuming little country bar, but when you walk to the back there's a huge dance floor and stage. We had...More

Thank aggie1202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, taxi ride out of downtown, atmospheric, great dancing, great bar and staff. Not to be missed on a trip to Austin.

Thank paulandlinda04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter if you dance or not, this institution is a must feel and see. You can try signing-up for a class and you will even think you can dance! Live music or not, the vibe is exhuberant and all patrons are always having a...More

Thank IndySevenSeas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to love the Spoke. Real Texas music... Real Texas two steppers.... Acceptable Chicken Fried Steak. It is a bit of history, and every bit as much fun now as it was a decade or two or three ago. Absolutely worth a visit. Check...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the "aged" interior as this is a very fun place. There is a live band and large dance floor. Many evenings there are dance lessons - which is fun. You can dine as well. The bar is very large, and the...More

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We have danced at The Broken Spoke many times. It is one of the originals - a real honkey tonk. They have fantastic country bands and you can boot scoot to your hearts delight. If you don't know how to Two Step all you have...More

Thank barbaust
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great older timely dance hall surrounded by new condominiums. It is a great place to two step or get a lesson at 8PM by Terry White. She is a great teacher for all.

1  Thank Y6844FXtom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What can I say? Went to Austin wanting to hear some great country music with country music people and was directed to the Broken Spoke. They did not disappoint. Live duo during dinner and a live band in the dancehall all night long. Cold beer,...More

Thank lecollye
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it just two stepping or line dancing as well?
18 May 2017|
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Response from barbaust | Reviewed this property |
Both. Mainly 2 step but you can do any type of dancing 💃
Do they take reservations?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
I have made reservations before for a birthday party. It just depends on the size of the party. Call them and I am sure they will take good care of your needs.
Are people under 18 allowed in??
14 June 2016|
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Response from 969gingera | Reviewed this property |
Not in the dance hall, but children are welcome in the restaurant.