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The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
+1 512-442-6189
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Throwback to HonyTonk history surrounded by development

This is the real deal. Go casual and learn how to 2-step properly! Chicken fried steak is a good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas
An Evening Ruined By A Rude Member of Staff

Was recommended The Broken Spoke by many people in Austin as the place for country and western... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Romford, United Kingdom
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“two step” (68 reviews)
“dance hall” (79 reviews)
“honky tonk” (91 reviews)
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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-5805
South Austin
+1 512-442-6189
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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

Thank debbiejholloway
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old dance hall is a must to get the flavor of Texas music and Texas dancing. It also has a small country western museum. It's old and hasn't been really kept up. Small bathrooms.But...good music, good beer, good food.

Thank jwilke19
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This historic land mark country western dance hall and bar has been a mainstay in Austin for all...of my 64 years in Austin. Great food, great characters nestled between big business high rises and this gravel parking lot has held it's ground proudly. It's not...More

1  Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Broken Spoke is one of the few remaining honkey tonks. I love the way they stood their ground, while modern condos and building just built right around them. True taste of Texas!

Thank Chyrisse M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My group thought it would be fun to take two step lessons while visiting Austin. We went to Broken Spoke, paid $20.00 each for dance lessons. The "not too friendly" lady at the register insisted that everyone in our group of seven pay, even though...More

5  Thank glutenfreewikaduke
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Enter, Eat Dance Dance and Dance more. Live music is there, and the dance floor is great. The folks are kind, and the beer is cold. This is a must for anyone who wants to catch the fiercely independent spirit of Austin Texas as it...More

1  Thank g b
Reviewed 17 July 2017

When I need to get out some kinks I go to the Spoke to dance. You are never without a kind partner to take you on the floor for a spin. I stand on the side of the dance floor for just a bit and...More

Thank cmoonie
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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.
17 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.