Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown San Antonio, this hall's tiny stage has hosted more legendary musicians than ... More
Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown San Antonio, this hall's tiny stage has hosted more legendary musicians than anywhere else. It is also not uncommon to encounter a film crew using the historic hall as a backdrop for a major motion picture or music video. The hall is basic, with its wooden floor, long bar, cold beer, guys in cowboy hats and girls in tight jeans, but it is also authentic. The building was constructed in the late 1880s as the social center of a small cotton farming community. In the 1970s it was saved from sure decimation by its current owners, and it has since become an institution in Texas music. Past performers have included Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Kelly Willis, Marty Stuart, Joe Ely and many, many more. Cover charges vary.
This is one of the few remaining "dance halls" in Texas. On first glance the place looks honky tonk with draft walls, if walls at all, and dim lighting. But who cares? The music is great and the place rocks! Go there at least once!
In the concert area of Gruene Hall area I asked a blonde, female employee if I could pay with American Express. She said "no" without looking at me, turned and walked away. When she returned, I asked the same question about Visa. She looked at me like I was from Mars and said,"we take cash and only cash", then proceeded to completely ignore me. She was in the process of making a small flyer stating that Ray Wylie Hubbard was playing that evening. I guess she was to overwhelmed with that extreme task to show any courteousy what-so-ever. This individual does not belong in the hospitality business. If she had simply said." No, we only take cash" to begin with, I would not be writing this right now. It is too bad so many great musicians play there... I am certain I will have to deal with this obviously unhappy individual again. Everyone else I have dealt with at this historical institution has been excellent.
Gruene just has a certain vibe to it that is like no where else. The bands I see there are my favorite especially Zach Walther and the Cronkites (who play every wednesday). I would definitly recommend going to Gruene for anyone who enjoys music and that unique Texas vibe.
I want to go back in the antique store to look for an iron run by gasoline that my grandfather went out to Kansas to sell years and years ago. It has a ball on top to hold the gasoline. My Mother used to throw it out the back door when it got too hot and flaming. I am from The first town in the first State ,Lewes,Delaware. This place is real nice like food and ALL. Now I want to know HOW to get back there.
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