G11. Gruene Hall (1878)

1281 Gruene Road  The legendary Gruene Hall opened its doors in 1878 and has served the community continuously since that time, earning the right to be named the oldest dance hall in Texas. The 6,000-sq. ft. building you see today stands much as it did in the nineteenth century, when it served as the social and entertainment heart of the city. It holds that role to this very day. Numerous iconic country music artists cut their teeth at Gruene Hall, and several of them come back regularly to entertain a new generation of fans. From actual badger fights to carpet baggers, pickers, grinners, and legends, Gruene Hall has played host to it all and is still going strong.