Gruene Hall is not located in Austin. However, it is just under 50 miles outside of the city, near New Braunfels, and worth the drive. So why did we include it in Go Austin? Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square foot dance hall with a high pitched tin roof still has the original layout with side flaps for open air dancing, a bar in the front, a small lighted stage in the back and a huge outdoor garden. Advertisement signs from the 1930s and 40s still hang in the old hall around the stage.
So if you are visiting and up for a short road trip, we figured this place was worth the mention. Do make sure to check their website about ticket information before traveling.