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John T. Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road

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For over 70 years, John T. Floore Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike. This quintessential Texas Honky Tonk has hosted such legendary performers as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, B.B. King, Little Richard and many many more. Known by many as the musical "birthplace" of Willie Nelson, Willie immortalized John T. Floore in his hit recording "Shotgun Willie". John T. Floore and Wille Nelson were partners in the original Willie Nelson Music Company. In the March 2001 issue of Texas Monthly, John T. Floore Country Store was listed as one of the "50 Things Every Texan Should Do"

Opened in 1942 by Mr. John T. Floore, himself, John T. Floore Country Store was not a store at all, but a unique Texas Dance Hall and Cafe. Floore's, long renowned for its world famous tamales and homemade bread, offers a full menu of great "Texas Cafe" style food, ice cold beer and and truly unique "Texccentric" atmosphere.


Mario Siller

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Excellent venue for live music! The venue is situated just outside the San Antonio city limits in a small town of Helotes. The town has is great sense of country feel and so does this venue. For the most part the venue is dated but is kept in great shape and very clean. They have different antiques, boots and other memorabilia throughout the establishment, which it seems like it's been there for quite some time. Sound quality at this venue is usually outstanding. Whether it's an indoor or outdoor show, the sound quality has always been great. They seem to keep pretty good order here with the law enforcement presence at the door and other parts of the venue, depending on size of the crowd.

Rick Veley

Sunday, June 3, 2018
It has been a long time since I have been to Floore's Country Store, and some of it is the way that I remembered it, but there's much that has changed. For the stuff that is the same; the ability to draw in really great performers, and the "campy" old architecture and decor, I love it. For the things that have changed; $20 parking anywhere near, $10 a little further away, along with sardine type packing in (standing only, no chairs) of the patrons in conjunction with the often brutal summertime temperatures makes it far less appealing. Would I go there again? Only if that was the only place that I could see a really outstanding performer.

pat medina

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Nice store dancehall. But the air conditioning needs to be stronger inside. It is probably fabulous outside once the Sun goes down.

Glenn Sammis

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Family party. 5 years to 70. Had a great time. Loved to dance. Great dance music.

JavierSeis PabloJai Jordan GOAT

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Went for the first time for the Josh Abbot Band concert and can honestly say will never return. This place has nothing going for it. It's just an outdoor venue with an old dilapidated store with the most uncomfortable and beat up chairs and tables. Too many kids running around (including those that are 21) and if I'm going to pay the prices they are charging for their drinks I would much rather be at an elegant establishment where the selection of liquor is top shelf. The night we went there were drunk minors getting kicked out left and right and it was overly crowded and whats worse??? They allow smoking. I would rather visit The Rustic, The Well, Bluebonnet Palace, Cowboys in other words virtually any other country music establishment. This place frankly is junk. Won't return or recommend on any level.

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