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Helotes - John T. Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road

About Us:

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.


Kreg King

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Nice venue, good music, but we came to dance country & western 2-step. And it isn't happening. All of the young people are standing all over the dance floor. There is absolutely no space left to dance. Venue would have rated much higher if I could have actually danced with my Lady!


Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Great venue for great music. Food is a little pricey for what you get, but good experience nonetheless and drinks are decently priced. Outside concerts are better (season / weather permitting) as inside gets a little too packed. Definitely recommend.

Mike Barbosa

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Just saw Hal Ketchum perform. Great show, excellent voice and a great small venue. The sound system was fantastic, clear and good volume for the size of the building. Good service at the bar and the menu had some good items, need to try some next time. The only down side tonight was the AC. It was too cold for the number of people. People were going back to their cars for jackets and moving farther away from the air flow. The air blew so hard it moved the hats and boots hanging from the ceiling. If you go for a show inside, find an outer table, this should help. We will know better next time. Aside from the AC, I have always enjoyed the performances at Floore's and I know we will be back.

Kieth Merrill

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
One of the best traditional German hill country dance halls in Texas, been coming here since I was a teenager back in the 70's. This is what Texas dance halls wish they could be, authentic! Love this place....

jeramy taylor

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Jonh T Floore's is a pretty nice hangout for people 30+. Not a lot of college types unless they have a special event like a country singer come through. Any other night they have no cover, live music and good beer. Light snacks if you arrive early.

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