Dancing places in Greater Austin
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Dance clubs and organizations
Dance halls, honky tonks, bars and nightclubs
Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd in New Braunfels, was built in 1878, making it the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas. It is well known for live music by big name performers who got their start here. When popular bands play, dancers may expect the audience to fill the floor, which is well seasoned with many imperfections. In the summer, be prepared for the lack of air conditioning in this historic landmark.
Mavericks Dance Hall Buda opened November 27, 2019, just off I-35 at 275 Old San Antonio Rd on the north side of Cabela's, with 2,000 sq ft of dance floor, two levels of seating, and plenty of outside seating and activities, including swings, seesaws, and several games. Doors open at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Mavericks Dance Hall Pflugerville opened July 20, 2012, just off I-35 at 1700 Grand Avenue Pkwy. The club features a 1500 sq ft raised hardwood floor, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, four full service bars, and an outdoor patio and deck. On Wednesdays, DJ dancer Karen Rowe provides great dance music for all to enjoy. On Fridays at 7pm, John Luper offers C&W dance lessons for just $5. Doors open at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Mercer Dancehall is located at 23490 Ranch Road 12, 3.5 miles south of Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs. Doors open Thursday through Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 1pm. John Luper provides free C&W dance lessons on Saturday nights at 7:30, currently with no partner rotation, followed by live music at 8:30. Cover charges start at $7, depending on the band.