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My Visit to Austin’s Broken Spoke Dance Hall

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the world.

A trip here isn’t complete without seeing a show. You could check out a concert at Stubb’s or the Continental Club, but my favorite place for live music is the Broken Spoke.

Built in 1964, owner/founder James White dubbed the Broken Spoke “Texas’s last true dancehall.” Go for barbecue, chicken fried steak, Shiner Bock beer, live music and two-stepping. The Broken Spoke offers dinner and a show very Tuesday through Saturday night from 6-8pm in the restaurant. The dancehall does music and dancing most evenings.

Don’t know how to two-step? Take the best dance lessons in Texas Wednesday through Saturday nights from 8:30-9:30pm. There’s really no excuse to not get your butt out on that dance floor.

On my last trip to Austin, I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the place from James White himself. So much history, heart and soul in this place. You gotta check out the photo gallery of country music’s greatest legends. The photos of Willie Nelson are incredible. I can’t recommend a trip here enough!

Have you been to the Broken Spoke? What did you think?

Here’s a few other Austin spots I adore.

Photo by Angi English

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