One of the great country music dance halls, Broken Spoke dates back to 1964, when people would come out here to two-step across the large wood-plank floor. It hasn’t changed much, except for the occasional busload of tourists stopping by. You don’t have to be all duded up for dancing here—bootscootin’ is nice to do with real boots, but lots of people show up in sneakers and Hawaiian shirts. Photos of Hank Williams, Tex Ritter, and other country greats line the walls of the club’s “museum.” You can eat in a large, open room out front (the chicken-fried steak can’t be beat), or bring your long necks back to a table overlooking the dance floor
The Broken Spoke
3201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX
Our Rating Neighborhood South Austin/South Lamar Hours Tues–Fri, 9am–midnight, Sat 9–2am Phone 512/442-6189 Prices $5-$15 on average; more for shows featuring visiting headliner country stars Cuisine Type AMERICAN Web site The Broken Spoke
Map3201 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin TX Austin
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