Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse
22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood, 78669, 512/264-0318
Hours: Mon.-Sat, 11am-2am; Sun. noon-midnight
A staple on the country circuit since 1997, Poodie’s is one of those Spicewood haunts that’s paid its dues. Booze, burgers, and a little Western swing have cured even the most broken of cowboy hearts – and no one’s talking about retiring that remedy, Willie Nelson included. Named for the Red-Headed Stranger’s late stage manager, Randall “Poodie” Locke, the old bar has come to mean more than just nights of debauchery on the road. It’s a nearby escape, one you can take any time you choose. 300 seats. No kids.
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No Bad WednesDays open mic
Thu., March 28, 6pm
Fri., March 29
Waitin on Hayden (10:30), Joel Hofmann (8:00)
Sat., March 30
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