Adding The Broken Spoke to your "How To Entertain My Out-of-Town Guest." list should be a no-brainer. This original honky-tonk is so coveted by Austin folk even a top rated development company with wet dreams of erecting their metal framed, pricy 400sq ft. yuppie pads and concrete parking lots had to rethink the plan and build around it! The Broken Spoke should be a MUST in considering a "girls night out", rare babysitter date night, or just going solo and looking for a non-awkward atmosphere where your guaranteed an ego boost from 3-6 cowboys/cowgirls asking you to dance. Here, what happens on the floor, stays on the floor! No creepy hanger on's who feels a dance = a seat at your dance floor table the rest of the night. It's all about the dancing, music and, in my opinion, the greasy burgers. The Broken Spoke is a great place to leave the usual stops behind. Go Spoke Go! Keep on Honky Tonkin'!
Place is awesome! Great staff, awesome drinks, fun atmosphere!
Do not go to the YMCA in Austin. There are too many better options Austin has to work out in a hassle free environment. Staff at town lake and north locations would tell me I couldn't use the equipment or I needed to purchase special certification to participate in group exercise. Never go there alone. People exaggerate and make things up about you. Its like their picking a fight. Always keep your bags within sight. Someone stole a resistance band out of my bag before a class started at townlake. In the winter someone stole my pants at east. The website and app are not always correct. Sometimes the instructors don't show up. Staff followed me to Walmart and around Austin on several occasions. Granted there are some good people there but there's no guarantee you can walk into a harassment free environment and just workout.