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Devil's Backbone Tavern

4041 Farm to Market 32, Canyon Lake, Texas 78623 USA

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Sat 12p-12a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Public
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“infamous dive-bar in Texas”

Looking for a place to get away from the big city hustle and bustle? then pull up a chair in the middle of nowhere Texas at the Devil's Backbone Tavern. They serve food and beer, and the staff have some serious stories to share if you can finagle it out of them... just ask about Ms. Virgy. Cash-only. 

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Austin Coop

  • 485 Reviews
  • 470 Helpful
September 08, 2014
Rated 5.0

I'd dreamed of coming here ever since hearing the Todd Snider song, Ballad of Devil's Backbone Tavern, and it did not disappoint! A real Texas bar, through and through. Meet some locals and have a nice cold beer. Everything about this place is just right for a hole-in-the-wall Texas tavern.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

This tavern is considered a local Texas legend, that comes complete with plenty of ghost stories.

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January 24, 2015
Rated 4.0

Stop here every time I'm in the area. Friendly people who love to tell you about the ghost in the building.

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Devil's Backbone Tavern

4041 Farm to Market 32
Canyon Lake, Texas
78623 USA


Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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