Texas Best Nightlife and Nightclubs (1996)

Texas Best Live Music Honky-Tonk , 1996

Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Ft. Worth, Texas 76106
817-626-2340Sons of Herman Hall
3414 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-747-4422
Junior Brown, Joe Ely, Tewnes Van Zandt, Doug Sahm, Willo, Jon Volt, Wayne Hancock, and Robert Earl Keen.Texas Best Historic Operating Honky Tonk 

Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd.
Gruene, Texas 78130
210-606-1281
 A dance hall built along the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels in 1878 has been named “Best Dance Hall in Texas” by Southern Living magazine.

Texas’s longest continually operating dance hall, Gruene Hall has been the site of a John Travolta dance scene in the 1996 movie “Michael,” and the spot for George Strait’s first album cover.

“I have many great memories of playing at Gruene Hall,” Strait once said. “It was definitely one of the highlights of my early career. Pat Molak, who owns it and I still consider a friend, let us play there one Sunday afternoon for, I think, 50 cents at the door. He had never heard us and wanted to check us out before he let us do a weekend night. This led to many great nights at one of Texas’ greatest dance halls.”
Located between San Antonio and Austin. Gruene Hall has hosted performances by Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Tonya Tucker, Lyle Lovett, and Garth Brooks.

Gruene is listed on the National Register of Historic Places..

Reo Palm Isle BallroomState Hwy 31 and FM 1845
Longview, Texas 75604
918-742-4170
Oldest continually operating dance hall (Gruene Hall was shut down for a while).
Rumor had it 20 years ago and as recently as last year on Tyler TV news that this is the best place to meet a lonely doctor’s wife during the day.

Silver Dollar Saloon
308 Main
Bandera, Texas 78003
210-796-8826

Leon Springs Dance Hall
24135 W. I – 10
San Antonio, Texas 78257-1157
210-698-7070


Texas Best Country Music Oprys  

Johnnie High’s Country Music Review
224 N. Carter St.
Arlington, Texas 76011
800-540-5127
Now in their 22nd year, the show is better than ever in the state of the art Arlington Music Hall. Leanne Rimes sang here for 7 years.

Grapevine Opry
308 S. Main
Grapevine, Texas 76007
817-481-8733
Alive, high energy, country western music variety showcase. Renowned for quality contemporary and classic country music and spontaneous wit. All with a decidedly ‘Texas’ flare.

Sons of Herman Hall
U.S. 77
Giddings, Texas
409-542-3197


Texas Best Alternative Rock Dance Floor , 1996 

Orbit Room
2809 Commerce St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-748-5399

One
3025 Main St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-744-1111
Long lines and a crowded dance floor full of sweaty wild people.


Texas Best Rock Bar, 1996 

Club Dada
2720 Elm
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-744-DADA

Trees
2707 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-748-5009
Trees is Dallas’ premier live music venue. Live music Tuesday through Saturday, including local, regional, and national acts.


Texas Best Dancing, BYOB, 1996 

Nine Acres
811 W. McDonnell
Colleyville, Texas 76034
817-685-9772


Texas Best 18 and Up Club, 1996 

Eden 2000
5500 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas75206-2928
214-361-9517


Texas Best Sports Bar, 1996 

Fox and the Hound Pub
Midway Road
Dallas, Texas

Texas Best Gay Club, 1996

Village Station
3911 Cedar Springs Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75219
214-526-7171


Texas Best Blues Club, 1996 

Antone’s
2915 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78705
512-474-5314
The nation’s best blues club with the nation’s best blues acts.

Blue Cat Blues
2612 Commerce St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-744-2293


Texas Best Jazz Club, 1996 

Caravan of Dreams
312 Houston
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-429-4000
A concert venue located in Sundance Square featuring live concerts, a rooftop grotto bar, B & B, marble slab creamery, coffee shop, and private functions.

Sambuca
2618 Elm
Dallas, Texas 75226
214-744-0820
Voted best jazz restaurant of 93, 94, 95, and 96 by Dallas Observer. Live jazz 7 nights a week. Also Addison Road location.


Texas Best Tejano Club 

Tejano Rodeo
7331 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas
214-321-0320


Texas Best Comedy Club 

Hyena’s Comedy Club
2525 E. Arkansas
Arlington, Texas
817-877-LAFF


Texas Tallest Bar 

Humperdinks
6050 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-368-6597
The bar is 25 feet 3 inches high.


Texas Best Cigar Bar 

Cedar Street Bar
2708 Routh St
Austin, Texas.
Open in Dallas too.
Macanudos, H. Upmans and Royal Jamaicas. See Texas Best Shopping for Cubans.


Texas Best Gentlemen’s Nightclub 

The Lodge

The Men’s Club
2340 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, Texas 75220
214-956-8800

Michael’s
Houston, Texas

Colorado Bar and Grill
6710 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074
713-781-1122

Rick’s
Houston, Texas

Cabaret Royale
2750 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204-2568
214-276-4909
16135 Preston Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75248-3565
214-350-0303