Gruene Hall is a dance hall located in Gruene, TX (now a part of New Braunfels, TX) that was built in 1878 by Henry D. Gruene. It is billed as “the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas.” Not much has physically changed since it was first built. It is a 6,000 square foot dance hall with a high pitched roof, a bar in the front, a small lighted stage in the back, and an outdoor garden area. There are still advertisement signs from the 1930s and 1940s throughout the dance hall.
Gruene Hall has become internationally recognized as a tourist attraction and major music venue which has hosted such acts as Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, George Strait, Hal Ketchum, and more.
There is a store for you to get shirts, caps, souvenirs, posters, and gift cards.
Gruene Hall does not sell food and does not allow outside food in. They offer snacks. There are several great restaurants in Gruene. They recommend Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar, which sits in a refurbished cotton gin looking at the Guadalupe River behind Gruene hall. Another recommendation is for Mozie’s, a bar and grill across the street from Gruene Hall. If you’re looking for Tex-Mex, Cantina del Rio is the place to go!
You can purchase tickets for upcoming shows and you can also rent Gruene Hall for a private event. All ages are allowed in Gruene Hall unless otherwise noted for ticketed shows.
There is no smoking allowed in Gruene Hall as of May 1st, 2014.
Gruene Hall is open 11:00am-10:00pm Monday through Wednesday, ,11:00am-12:00am Thursday through Friday, 10:00am-1:00am Saturday, and 10:00am-9:00pm Sunday.
Gruene Hall is located at 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130 and their phone number is 830-606-1281.