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Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar

Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-8826
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Old tyme salon y

One of best hidden secrets in Bandera. If you sneeze you miss the entrance.... It's below a store... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Linda F
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Awesome authentic cowboy bar

sawdust on the floor, good live music, and real texas history a country music must see without a... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Terry P
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“honky tonk” (17 reviews)
“cold beer” (10 reviews)
“dance floor” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Bandera, TX
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+1 830-796-8826
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"cold beer"
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"dance floor"
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"country music"
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"jam session"
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"willie nelson"
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"great music"
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"red door"
in 2 reviews
"pinball machines"
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"true texas"
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"two step"
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"the main street"
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"live music"
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"sawdust"
in 18 reviews
"jukebox"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

One of best hidden secrets in Bandera. If you sneeze you miss the entrance.... It's below a store, just look for the Silver Dollar sign and take steps down to visit history Arkey has played with some of the best including Hank Williams jr and...More

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

sawdust on the floor, good live music, and real texas history a country music must see without a doubt

Thank Terry P
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Been there twice. Once with local live music; Outstanding. Last week during Cowboy Mardi Gras. Great atmosphere, cold beer and best juke box in Texas.

Thank BobSavage
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

There was no way we were going to Bandera and not hit Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar. It's iconic. Classic honky-tonk, tons of history, country music, quirky decor, and friendly patrons. It's downstairs, just off the main street, and we actually drove past it a...More

1  Thank Elise C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Best sawdust bar in Texas. Dance the night away in this great place. If you like either of the two types of music, country or western, you will love it.

1  Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The door leading downstairs to the Silver Dollar Bar is nearly hidden, easy to miss. That said when you arrive at the bottom of the stairs it opens up to what makes Texas great, a honky tonk, sawdust on the floor, jukebox music ($1 for...More

1  Thank Manbyk
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Need I say more? The place smells like an ashtray. So much for dancing on Saturday night. Walk in walk out.

2  Thank David S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

an old time country western bar located on the main street in Bandera, Texas.The bar is loaded with old paraphernalia of country western artist, especially people and groups that Arkey Blue played with. There is a live band at nights and two old jukeboxes loaded...More

Thank kennethpO3036PA
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Everyone who comes to Bandera wants to go to Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar! The entrance is a red door that leads off of Main Street and descends DOWN the stairs. There is sawdust on the floor and a small 'stage' area. On the weekends,...More

Thank J W N
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

If Bandera is the cowboy capital of Texas then the Silver Dollar is one of the reasons why. Down below the General Store is one of the best bars I've ever been in. A true honkeytonk and a great experience for anyone heading to Bandera....More

Thank Todd T
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david k
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Response from Linda F | Reviewed this property |
It's not our business, we only visited it while in town. Apparently it's really jamming on weekend nights.... It's your typical old honky tonk gathering place... Very quaint, nostalgic and reminds me of old prohibition days... More
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