Broken Spoke is a legendary dance hall that has been an Austin tradition since 1964. Once located on the outskirts of town, it is now surrounded by condos but there is no mistaking the original facade on South Lamar Boulevard. Despite being in the hustle of bustle of the city, the Spoke has stayed true to its core of having great live country music and good Texas cooking—they’re famous for their chicken fried steak. Broken Spoke has seen country stars like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and George Strait, Garth Brooks just to name just a few. Owners James and Annetta White have two rules when it comes to bands performing at this legendary dance hall—first, they must play country, and second, if the dance floor isn’t full you aren’t playing the right songs. Swing on in and get ready to two-step!