After taking a week off to reminisce about some of my favorite golf courses around the world, I decided to take a trip to Austin, Texas. Austin is known for its live music and delicious food, so needless to say, I experienced plenty of that. While I certainly stopped at my fair share of foodie joints along the way, I primarily focused on the music experience that this beautiful Texas city had to offer. As a country music fan, it wasn’t hard for me to find a plethora of live music venues that jammed my tunes.
Austin Live Music Crawl
Normally, I am not one to pay money to be guided in a group tour, but since there are upwards of 270 live music venues in the city, I thought it’d be a good idea to start here and work my way up. So, I opted for the Austin Live Music Crawl, which comes with a local host that guides you through some of the hot spots in Downtown Austin. Even though we only stopped at three venues during the tour itself, our tour guide Jason provided us with so many helpful tips for our adventures moving forward.
If you love Westerns or just enjoy traditional twangy country music, Broken Spoke is the place for you. It is located off a dusty, dirt road in a small ranch-looking establishment that is painted barn red. Despite its appearance, the Broken Spoke is one of the most popular country music joints in town. Over its 50 years of existence, country music legends such as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and George Strait have played on its stage. Oh, and if you enjoy line dancing, this is your spot. If you don’t… well, I would avoid this honky-tonk joint.
The White Horse
Another old school country place that I really loved was The White Horse. Much like Broken Spoke, you must enjoy dancing to tolerate this place, but if you aren’t sure about your two-stepping ability, that’s ok, because they offer lessons at this dive. Enjoy plenty of happy hour deals, as well as delicious tacos from the local Bomb Tacos food truck that sits outside on a nightly basis.