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Gruene Hall

1281 Gruene Road

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Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square foot dance hall with a high pitched tin roof still has the original layout with side flaps for open air dancing, a bar in the front, a small lighted stage in the back and a huge outdoor garden. Advertisement signs from the 1930s and...


David Davis

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
This place is legendary for all the artist who have played here. Sometimes it serves as a concert hall and at others is more like a dance hall. It's a smaller venue which attracts some really big name groups because of its status as a country/ Americana hot spot. Of course I've also seen the likes of Ziggy Marley here. I've never seen food service, but it is surrounded by several good restaurants. Just a few brands of beer for sale at the bar, sodas, wine. It's a Shiner Bock kinda crowd and not many coming here for drinking purposes. Nothing a civilized person would consider air conditioning, so don't expect it. For seating there are a bunch of wooden and well weathered and carved on picnic tables. I love this laid back easy going atmosphere. I've brought my children here without concern for safety. Despite being a very old dance hall, the acoustics are very much to my liking. Hope you'll give this one a try. It's a Texas gem.

Shawn Coppock

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
I realize that this is a landmark location, but if you are not hard core into country dancing, I'd pass on this dance hall. Parking is across the street and plentiful. There is no air conditioning. Period. The fans provide little to no relief. Summers here often exceed 100°F and it may not cool down until 8 or 9 PM. That can make for a good sweat soaked dancing environment. The entertainment is often mediocre at best, however, well known country acts occasionally perform there. There is outside seating for the casual is plentiful unlike the hall itself, which seems to fill up rapidly. I'd recommend cooler weather for the best enjoyment.

Camy Sellitto

Friday, June 8, 2018
I LOVED the town of Gruene (Green) TX! Just this quaint old town...something you look to experience when in TX! (At least I do) And Gruene Hall was so fun (and family friendly) music, in what I learned, is the oldest Hall in the US...with pool tables and a huge dance floor. Once you walk out back there's Horseshoes, a bonfire and lots of seating for just hanging out with your friends and/or your family. If in Texas, near Gruene, make an effort to stop in and visit, you won't be disappointed. Oh, I almost forgot...the restaurant right next to the Hall (can't remember the name) has, THE BEST, Chicken Tortilla Soup I have ever had!!

Erich Kaepp

Friday, June 8, 2018
This place is amazing, and you never know who is going to show up and give a concert. Saw the Bacon Brothers there and they were amazing! The hall is full of history and tons of legends have played there to include Willie Nelson and George Strait. Also the movie Michael with John Travolta had scenes filmed there. Great attraction that adds to a quaint little town with shops and restaurants.

Matthew Wainwright

Friday, June 29, 2018
What an atmosphere! From an outsider's perspective, this is exactly the kind of place I hoped to visit when travelling to Texas from Great Britain. A real Texan dancehall. All generations partying together. Everyone dances. Live music. A beautifully authentic environment. Danced at Gruene Hall on honeymoon with my wife. We don't two-step as well as the locals, but folks welcomed us anyway. We had an unforgettable night.

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