The Historic Austin Honkey Tonk That’s Been Around For Decades

Condos, restaurants, and shopping centers continuously pop up along South Lamar, often making the street unrecognizable from its earlier days. Amongst all of this new development, however, sits a little piece of Austin history that hasn’t changed much since its opening in 1964. Yes, The Broken Spoke has been going strong for over 50 years, and its rustic charm continues to attract two-steppers and country music lovers to this day. You absolutely must visit this historic Austin honkey tonk that’s been around for decades.

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The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S Lamar Blvd and is open every Tuesday-Sunday. For more information on the music calendar and cover charges, visit

Who’s your favorite artist you’ve seen play at The Broken Spoke?