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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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A landmark and always fun

The broken spoke is not elegant but it is fun. The owner's daughter teaches line dance and makes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Austin, Texas
Loved it!

Great "Happy Hour" band and dance lessons. A lot of energy and history. Loved walking around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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“two step” (70 reviews)
“dance hall” (69 reviews)
“honky tonk” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The broken spoke is not elegant but it is fun. The owner's daughter teaches line dance and makes it fun. Then there is a dance after the lesson. People are friendly. It is very casual. I have never dined here.

Thank peggy64104
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great "Happy Hour" band and dance lessons. A lot of energy and history. Loved walking around looking at pictures of past performers. We went out "honky tonkin" every night and this was our favorite!

Thank queasy1128
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous evening spent at The Broken Spoke in late September.....make sure you attend the dancing lessons and research the Texan Cotton Eyed Joe dance before you go!! Great entertainment in a truly Texan environment with pitchers of "Lone star" beer for ten bucks and I...More

Thank The_Brown_Bottle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated a friend who was moving out of Austin. The food and dancing were great. The tables where they sat us were horrible!! Dirty looking and run down next to a storage closet.

Thank clramsey2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true honky-tonk, not some urban cowboy facade. Great music, family-oriented dance hall. Not unusual to see old folks dancing with 20-somethings; it's more a community thing than "date night." Be sure to visit the "museum." Sadly, Austin's out-of-control development has nearly swallowed up this...More

Thank serfinusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our rehearsal dinner here. We had my family from Texas & California & my husband's from Ireland and friends from Texas and all over. It was perfect! There were 35 of us & (I think her name was Ginny) took care of all...More

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the real deal. Go casual and learn how to 2-step properly! Chicken fried steak is a good one. For the bar, hope you like beer!

Thank crockettbrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended The Broken Spoke by many people in Austin as the place for country and western music and dancing. We are visiting from the UK, and have traveled US extensively over the years, BUT have never experienced such bad customer service and attitude EVER!...More

1  Thank debbiejholloway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As tourists we really wanted to experience a true honky tonky bar while in Texas. This gorgeous dance hall really takes you back. On Saturday night you can learn how to line dance. Be aware it's the two step and you need a partner. Good...More

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's historic. There are some very old photos and things to look at. Our group was into history, so that's why we chose it. Many of us ordered the Chicken Fried Steak. Not much flavor and tough.

Thank CyndeeLouwhoo
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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 💃
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.