The Broken Spoke is a “true Texas Honky-Tonk” in Austin, Texas, and has been a cornerstone for country music in Austin since 1964. The repertoire of famous musicians that have graced the stage is large, and when you visit the Broken Spoke you get to see the photographs and the artifacts from legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, and Dolly Parton. You can visit the Broken Spoke to dance your heart out to live music Tuesday through Saturday evenings, and if you need some help, there are Two-Step lessons early in the evening.

The Broken Spoke feels like the old-fashioned dance hall that it is. To get to the the entrance you have to trek across a gravel drive, and walk past several wagon wheels at the main entrance. Then you find yourself inside of the front restaurant and bar area, where you can find plenty of seating for enjoying some famous chicken fried steak, burgers, and more. The old building is still in its original form, with an interior that is lined with hardwood floors, dotted with red and white checkered tablecloths, and full of Texas decor.

For the evening’s music, make your way to the back room of the Broken Spoke, pay your cover to the man (or woman) sitting on the stool at the entrance, and once inside you will dance under low lights on a spacious dance floor to some of the best country music in town. There’s plenty of seats back there as well for kicking back. You’ll also find a bar with beers and cocktails to enjoy as you dance the night away.