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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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Great , Great place to Dance

We were referred to this ho ky tonk by a fellow we met at river walk down in San Antonio. We took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wjloverf
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Slatington, Pennsylvania
uninteresting visit to a legendary spot

My husband had to make a stop a Broken Spoke while we were in Austin. About all I can say is that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JeenaC
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“two step” (78 reviews)
“dance hall” (73 reviews)
“honky tonk” (89 reviews)
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
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+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to this ho ky tonk by a fellow we met at river walk down in San Antonio. We took the dance lesson prior to the dance and otner than this know it alk attitude, it was ok, once the band began to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had to make a stop a Broken Spoke while we were in Austin. About all I can say is that he can tell people he has been there. Old, rundown place with a sagging roof! We ended up arriving right at the end...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family instiution... It defintly i a family run and older establishemnt. THe genetalman who owns it was very welcoming when we walked in. Be prepared for the dance instructor... ake sure your following her rules or your sure to hear about it. If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a much better time at Whitehorse. Hate to say it, but I agree with prettty much of all of the other negative reviews. Dance lessons wre about ten actual minutes of the hour alloted. The owner's daughter gave them and she moved her...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends at this indian food buffet. Food was typically prepared while not gourmet quality good enough to enjoy. We found we had to wait for replenishment of many dishes. Plates were not picked up quickly but busboys expected a large tip which was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanna just kick back, have a beer, listen to some great live music, dancing, have a bite of some great food.........this is the place.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This was hands down the worst part of my trip. I’m a dancer, & I love dancing. I came here on a Friday with my husband to learn and dance. I learned Zero steps and danced for less than 5 minutes total. The rest of...More

1  Thank KSilpe1
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Not the biggest fan of country music, but this place was great. Great little honky tonk bar with live music that made you want to get up and two step. great tp grab a drink and dp something different

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The website states "No Cover" for bands playing at the restaurant. They do not spell out that restaurant and dance hall are separate and there is a cover ($12). Nowhere on the event page do they mention a cover charge. Why not be upfront? Again,...More

2  Thank nottoberippedoff
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

One in our group was burning to hear some real Texas country music (when in Rome…) so we went to the Broken Spoke. Cover: $12 cash per person, optional dance class before the band started: $8 cash. The old western style ranch building was sandwiched...More

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Carole B
25 January 2018|
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Response from glutenfreewikaduke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $20.00per person for dance lessons, from a rude condescending witch, it was a rip off. I was with a group of 5 people, only 4 were taking dance lessons. The 5th person was going to sit with our purses and have a... More
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McSix
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
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SallyP68
9 August 2017|
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Response from peggy64104 | Reviewed this property |
I have never paid more than $10 cover charge.
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