From pickers' circles, cowboy music, blues, to two-steppin' honky tonk bands, the love of music is a backbone of Bandera's culture. Whether you are just planning visiting your favorite watering hole or are out for night on the town you'll find a spot for you
Step down into Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon and be transported back in time. You'll see sawdust on the dance floor, be surrounded by memorabilia of Arkey's fans and musicians. Even when there is not a live band, the juke box offers a collection worth a listen and most likely you'll start up a conversation with a local.
On the other hand the11th Street Cowboy Bar you'll often see horses tied to the hitching posts right along motorcycles leaning on their kickstands. On weekends come night time at the Cowboy Bar most likely national touring act such as Lorrie Morgan, David Frizzell, the Bellamy Brothers, and Bob Wills' Texas Playboys take the stage under the stars. Wednesday nights Steak Night. are Steak Night. You bring the steak, you cook it, and the the Cowboy Bar provides the sides for a modest price and a lively band to for two-steppin'.
Both Arkey's and 11th Street Cowboy Bar have been recognized by the State of Texas for keeping the Texas Honky Tonk tradition and culture alive.
Visit our Music & Nightlife
page for more information and to view our Weekly Entertainment Guide.