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The Dancing Bear Pub

Bar, American, Pub
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1117 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2135
+1 254-753-0025
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I might have been to "better" places, but this joint felt like home immediately. Their beer selection was great and the staff knew a lot about it. The owner even took his time to go through the whole list with me & my friend. You can get pint, half pint or 5 oz sizes - same price per oz. Out... More 

Thank lasselox
Chappell Hill, Texas
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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to a local club to experience the atmosphere. This place it the spot. Although it is a beer bar the choice of wines was sufficient. They offer food from a food truck in the back of the building - not worth it.

Thank gramps3421
Salem, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Came for the beer and they had some good ones. Nice selection of local beers. Bar was small, but lots of tables.

Thank raesive
Converse, Texas, United States
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

such a great place. we were recommend by two locals so we checked it out, glad we did. great draft deer selections and the bar tender was amazing on helping me find a beer to try. everyone was super friendly and chill, a few people even had their dogs there. the food truck and patio area was nice, great cheap... More 

Thank Nicole O
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

They may not have the giant selection of other bars in town, but Dancing Bear has the highest quality selection on a consistent basis. The barkeeps are also more than happy to talk beer with you and help you make a decision.

1 Thank turbotrevor
Twin Cities
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of Craft beers. Pnly 16 taps, but they rum the gamut of double ipas to Russian Imperial Stouts. Food truck with very good food in back of the pub.

Thank Steve00
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Amazing selection of craft beers and they change frequently. Food truck in back is new and quite good. Crab cakes are yummy!

Thank hcconsultant
Allen, Texas
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Was surprised on how much room there was inside considering how it looks from the outside. Great group of folks and a great selection of craft beer. A hidden gem in Waco near the Baylor campus.

Thank TXWayne
Waco, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and craft beer!This is the best Pub in Waco! You can come in with friends have an incredible beer and watch a game. If you are a little busy bring your books and get some work out of the way. The bartenders are friendly and always ready to suggest a new beer for you to try.

Thank BSaul
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Not from the area but stopped for a beer with my husband. Another hole in the wall place that has more than meets the eye. Very chill friendly joint with a great beer selection. Bartender was very friendly and had great recommendations for someone who's not so much of a craft beer drinker. We originally came here to drink/eat but... More 

2 Thank Beth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, American, Pub
Restaurant features
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-753-0025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?