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The Dancing Bear Pub

Bar, American, Pub
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1117 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2135
+1 254-753-0025
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Salem, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Came for the beer and they had some good ones. Nice selection of local beers. Bar was small, but lots of tables.

Thank raesive
Converse, Texas, United States
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

such a great place. we were recommend by two locals so we checked it out, glad we did. great draft deer selections and the bar tender was amazing on helping me find a beer to try. everyone was super friendly and chill, a few people even had their dogs there. the food truck and patio area was nice, great cheap... More 

Thank Nicole O
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

They may not have the giant selection of other bars in town, but Dancing Bear has the highest quality selection on a consistent basis. The barkeeps are also more than happy to talk beer with you and help you make a decision.

Thank turbotrevor
Twin Cities
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of Craft beers. Pnly 16 taps, but they rum the gamut of double ipas to Russian Imperial Stouts. Food truck with very good food in back of the pub.

Thank Steve00
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Amazing selection of craft beers and they change frequently. Food truck in back is new and quite good. Crab cakes are yummy!

Thank hcconsultant
Allen, Texas
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Was surprised on how much room there was inside considering how it looks from the outside. Great group of folks and a great selection of craft beer. A hidden gem in Waco near the Baylor campus.

Thank TXWayne
Waco, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and craft beer!This is the best Pub in Waco! You can come in with friends have an incredible beer and watch a game. If you are a little busy bring your books and get some work out of the way. The bartenders are friendly and always ready to suggest a new beer for you to try.

Thank BSaul
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Not from the area but stopped for a beer with my husband. Another hole in the wall place that has more than meets the eye. Very chill friendly joint with a great beer selection. Bartender was very friendly and had great recommendations for someone who's not so much of a craft beer drinker. We originally came here to drink/eat but... More 

2 Thank Beth M
Waco, Texas, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Beer selection is awesome. And you can get excellent food. Don't come here if you want a bud light. But if you like to try different craft beers this is the place for you.

Thank John L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

The small hole in the wall had a great selection of beers and a noticeable college crowd. The drinks were reasonably priced and plentiful. Also, it was a short hop from our hotel.

2 Thank ielmy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Restaurant features
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-753-0025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?