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Gruene Hall

1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-606-1281
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Oldest Dance Hall in Texas

Have been there on numerous occasions to hear some of the best Country Music in the nation. Old bar... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Braunfels, Texas
Enjoyed dropping in

What a great recommendation from a friend to visit. The kids really enjoyed it. We went during... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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The oldest dance hall in Texas.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dance floor” (40 reviews)
“cold beer” (32 reviews)
“country music” (26 reviews)
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-606-1281
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there on numerous occasions to hear some of the best Country Music in the nation. Old bar with cold beer and a must see when traveling Texas. Local as well as nationally recognized musicians. A must see.

Thank Delashmutt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great recommendation from a friend to visit. The kids really enjoyed it. We went during Memorial Day weekend around 1pm and it was not terribly busy. It was perfect to sit back and people watch and listen to a great live band.

Thank thomasloera
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been going to Gruene Hall for decades and it never disappoints. We have hit major head liner shows down to solo acts where the musician works for very little. Bottom line; if they play at Gruene they are good talented musicians. Our latest Dance Hall...More

1  Thank Alexa8776
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to hear some true country music. Have a beer or glass of wine and forget all your troubles. An American icon.

2  Thank Willd1968
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Must be the oldest Honky Tonk in Texas. The dance hall is classic and the photos on the wall let you know your somewhere special.

1  Thank mike k
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great place to unwind and have a cold refreshment, then stick around for the music. take a walk down by the river, and shops.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Located about two miles west of the I-35 freeway via State Highway 306 (hard to find, particularly at night), the 139-year old combination “saloon and dance barn” called the GRUENE DANCE HALL, the oldest dance hall in Texas, is a famous music venue for popular...More

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great place to hear local musicians and other artists with smaller followings that don't play the Tobin Center or the Majestic. Great acts for free on the weekdays like Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond. Gruene Hall is a great venue for those artists on the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This dance hall just keeps sprawling..fun to see and look at the many old pictures of the musicians that have been here. But disappointed no one was playing? Can't imagine how hot it must be ..just fans ,no air conditioning? Staying true to its roots!

Thank mch682015
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It used to be that people could sit out in the grassy area and listen to a concert if they chose not to enter the dance hall. Now, the owner has oversized "No Loitering" signs all across the outside of the hall structure. In addition,...More

Thank AlmostFamousRocker
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Debbie K
I need information on parking for Gruene Hall concerts. Do you need to arrive early to find a spot? How late can you stay in the parking area? I drive a camping van and like to stay late after a concert ends, sometimes even overnight if possible. Can someone explain the parking set up for Gruene Hall?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Sal C | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a weekend with a sold out show and still found parking. No up front but not too far.
Susann H
Can you bring kids?
21 October 2016|
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Response from DiamondDoug44 | Reviewed this property |
During the day -- yes
Was pure country filmed here
8 April 2015|
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Response from AustinAmes36 | Reviewed this property |
I know the movie "Michael" was filmed in Gruene. I googled "Pure Country" and it said it was filmed in May Pearl, which is south of Dallas.