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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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THE BEST Dance hall

We went here for New Years Eve 2017-this place has been a Texas Dance Hall/Bar and restaurant since... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hal C
Los Gatos, California
A real live honky tonk

So first of all read the reviews before going here. Yes it’s run down but it’s a legend so give... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Uhrichsville, Ohio
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“two step” (74 reviews)
“dance hall” (71 reviews)
“honky tonk” (93 reviews)
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for New Years Eve 2017-this place has been a Texas Dance Hall/Bar and restaurant since 1964- The owner is a member of the Country Western Hall of Fame-they had a 7 piece band that took one break-we danced into the New Year

Thank Hal C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So first of all read the reviews before going here. Yes it’s run down but it’s a legend so give them a break!! It’s an original legit honky tonk!! We ordered burgers and fries and the food was great!! Our waitress was very friendly. The...More

Thank ritahP5906VI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having met a lovely lady earlier that week in Soco whilst having lunch, I mentioned I was planning to visit Broken Spoke. She immediately suggested Tuesday night as the best to go and can't fault the advice. Having never two-stepped before, as soon as I...More

Thank 1HannahF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining room didn't offer any privacy so be ready to hear everyone, even those customers across the room. Food and pricing was very good. I ate in late afternoon and didn't desire another meal until breakfast. But the real experience---the hidden treasure---is the museum...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 11 November 2017

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
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8 November 2017|
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Response from Chyrisse M | Reviewed this property |
Do not order wine at a two step honky tonk! I guess they sell it
9 August 2017|
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Response from Lou D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there’s a cover, don’t remember how much. They also offer beginning two step at a price....but having taken n7merous country dance classes, we thought the instructor rude, and wouldn’t recommend the class (but again... More
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 💃