Broken Spoke


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Austin's Best Honky Tonk


It is billed as the best honky tonk in Texas and a must-see in Austin. So we went and saw, and danced the Texas two-step. The band was so-so, which might be as expected on a week night, but the ambience was true Texas.

The structure was built in 1964 and has not be remodeled or updated one iota since. But that is OK. All a true honky tonk needs is a bar, a stage, and a dance floor, and Broken Spoke has it all.

Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Kris Kristofferson, to name a few, have performed at Broken Spoke. ClanDonnell did not perform, but you can add the clan to the list of patrons.

Visit Austin's Broken Spoke.

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