Texas Two Step
Collected by Texas Tourism
Texas is known for a lot of things: Its size, its friendliness, and, not least, its dancing. Honky tonks are sprinkled throughout the state, some of which have been around for 100 or more years, and others that have sprung up more recently but that still pay homage to earlier times in the Lone Star State. Check out some of the best places to two step, grab your boots, and get to shuffling around the dance floor.
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
What does it mean to be “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk?” Everyone knows that things are bigger in Texas, and Billy Bob’s in “Cow Town, Texas,” takes that to another dimension. Once an open-air barn that housed the prize cattle for the famous Fort...
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
There’s a reason why Waylon Jennings wrote his 1977 hit song about Luckenbach, Texas: it’s one of those small Texas towns loaded with charm, cold Shiner Bock beer on a hot summer day and plenty of two steppin’. In this Lone Star map dot that...
21080 I-20, Lindale, TX 75771, USA
Tyler is a small Texas town, and Lindale is even smaller. The home to Stone Country Dancehall in East Texas’ Piney Woods region, Lindale is situated right between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. The Texas flag is abundant at the Stone Country...
17315 US-377, London, TX 76854, USA
108 Legion St, Linden, TX 75563, USA
Linden is one of the most storied towns in East Texas when it comes to music, with Scott Joplin and T-Bone Walker among the many to have established their names here. Decades later, Don Henley of the Eagles would regularly play at the American...
301 W 4th St, Big Spring, TX 79720, USA
This West Texas dance hall has absolutely no pretensions, and that’s exactly why it is so beloved. Hoyle Nix first built the hall in 1954, but never got around to finishing it. What was more important to him and the hall’s patrons was the music...
5500 Doniphan Dr, El Paso, TX 79932, USA
In the Texas border town of El Paso, there’s a honky tonk wonderland filled with mechanical bull rides, free line dance lessons, and quarter beers on Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm: that’s no joke, twenty-five cents for a beer on Ultimate Saturdays at...
500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
The White Horse in Austin, Texas, is the kind of place that you step inside and just don’t want to leave. With pool tables, a vintage Pac Man arcade game, a massive dance floor and outdoor patio area, photo booth and even a Taco Trailer from Bomb...
14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023, USA
Established in 1942, the John T. Floore Country Store is a unique and historic place—even the United States Department of the Interior agrees, having added this dance hall to the National Register of Historic Places. Despite some newer additions,...
12516 FM622, Goliad, TX 77963, USA
This dance hall in Goliad dates back to 1890, and it remains more than a century later one of the best places to hear live music, and practice your two-step, in the state. The current owner of the dance hall, Sharon Kleinecke, is a founder of...
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