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The Broken Spoke

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Address: 3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
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+1 512-442-6189
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09:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00

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Fun Night

Required stop for out of town friends. Iconic place made a memorable evening with great photos for my friends from Portugal to show friends back home. We took lessons and danced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Audreykathleen2
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although The Spoke has a small dance floor, there always seems to be plenty of room for one more couple to get moved by the good music and do a little two-step, waltz or swing. Thank you, Mr.White, a real gentleman cowboy!

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Thank 221jeanniel
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly a great Texas feeling.eat the chicken fried steak and dance the Texas two step.I feel it a must for people visit Austin Texas.

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Thank edjones1943
Portage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This stop should be listed under "things to do", you can't go in without spending the necessary time to see all of the memorabilia that covers the walls. History lesson in country music!

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Thank Cindy B
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Required stop for out of town friends. Iconic place made a memorable evening with great photos for my friends from Portugal to show friends back home. We took lessons and danced with Cowboys.

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Thank Audreykathleen2
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honky Tonk heaven. Bring your dancing shoes. We missed the dancing lessons at 8:00 p.m. Next time we won't.

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1 Thank Chris H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was advised by a local to check out this place and I'm so glad we did. We didn't eat but enjoyed the entertainment and dancing in what is a real 1950s honky took dancehall. If you are in Austin and want a great night out you can't go past the Broken Spoke and enjoy it for what it is... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New Yorkers in town for a wedding. What a blast we had learning to two-step and watching the cowboys. Authentic old-fashioned Texas Dance Hall.....loved it!

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Thank Lisa B
Austin, Texas, USA
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422 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Broken spoke has been around a long time and I am glad Mr. White is still operating it. The food is regional, chicken fried steak and baked potatoes. The bands play musical selections that are fun to dance to. This is my favorite place for dancing.

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Thank Gloria L
Sussex
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242 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the views and wondered what we would find. We found ourselves having a great time and a dance lesson thrown in for our 15 USD a head. All ages, live music and friendly atmosphere.

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Lewiston, Maine
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place came extremely highly recommended. So...naturally I and my wife decided to visit this restaurant for lunch with high expectations. The place is extremely unique, and offers square dancing some nights of the week. We stopped by for lunch. The place was dead... usually we don't go in and go elsewhere. I don't want to leave a poor review.... More 

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