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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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Old School

I am a huge fan of Dale Watson. This is our second time hearing him play at the Broken Spoke. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam R
Frankfort, Michigan
Checking in after 40 years

Great to still see around even though hi-rises hide it. Food drink and dance. Stopped by for shirt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phillis O
Houston, Texas
via mobile
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“two step” (72 reviews)
“dance hall” (70 reviews)
“honky tonk” (95 reviews)
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a huge fan of Dale Watson. This is our second time hearing him play at the Broken Spoke. We took the two step dance lessons which were hokey. But you can't beat hearing get music and watching people dance.

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to still see around even though hi-rises hide it. Food drink and dance. Stopped by for shirt and memorabilia

Thank Phillis O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love country music and enjoy dancing, this is the place to go. It is true Austin at its best and really hasn't changed much since it opened, which is who knows when and we've been going since the '80s when there was nothing...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Tried this out as it was recommended by our bed and breakfast the decor isn't much but the history and music were fun. Theyn also had dance lessons right before the music started which was fun to watch.

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Voted the best dancehall in the USA... Right here in Austin, TX in the very popular South Lamar restaurant & bar district. They do serve great comfort food and have a full bar to satisfy every taste. Live music and dancing every night of the...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Don't miss it! The best place to get acquainted to the "Texas Two Step". The band was awesome and some dancers looked real. We have enjoyed every minute of our time there. The beers are beyond standard.

Thank Claude A
Reviewed 4 November 2017

If you want to visit a true Texas honky-tonk, the Broken Spoke is the read deal, but don't go unless you already know how to dance. The place is so packed with people who don't that it can be difficult to navigate around them and...More

Thank Kdec_austin
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Must to be place in Austin. Old place with history that is still actively functioning. Middle-aged and aged and young people dancing and the live Texas music plays. Just awesome. People invite each other to dance and enjoy their time.

Thank David A
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Walking into the broken spoke is like taking a time machine back in time. The place is steeped in music history appreciable even by two New Yorkers. Terry is an amazing dance teacher and manages to get my two left footed hubby dancing the two...More

1  Thank Jill K
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

It was cool seeing everyone dance to the live music. The band was good too. They charged a cover and served beer by the cup, bottle, or pitcher. Neat to check out.

Thank Leslie F
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8 November 2017|
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Response from Ysaac1234 | Reviewed this property |
1. cover charge 2. two stepping and dancing
9 August 2017|
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Response from jagenovesi | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I lived in Clarence for many years, salt road, no I do not remember there being a cover, but there may be, if so it is small.
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 💃