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Sons of Hermann Hall

Type: Live Music

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Country Western Bars, Dance Clubs: Originally built as a fraternal lodge over a century ago, Sons of Hermann Hall now serves as a dance hall and live music venue, hosting everything from folk, country and blues to alternative pop and reggae every Friday and Saturday night. In addition to concerts, the Hall features an array of events during the week, including Wednesday night swing classes and a Thursday acoustic campfire jam. When you're ready for a breather, head to the bar downstairs where a jukebox, pool table and shuffleboard provide a nice diversion. Just be sure to keep an eye out for ghost sightings, this place is supposedly haunted.

Best Nightlife, Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife: Dallas has plenty of honky-tonks, but few are as authentic as this century-old Deep Ellum mainstay. Originally built to house several lodges for a fraternity of German immigrants, the hall now serves as a live music venue showcasing a variety of genres from folk, country and blues to alternative pop and reggae. Countless music legends have graced the stage at SOHH, including artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Dixie Chicks to name a few. Along with concerts, you'll find an array of weekly events, ranging from burlesque and comedy shows to dance classes.

Live Music: Laid-back and plenty of fun, this lodge is operated by the Sons of Hermann Association. It books an eclectic mix of entertainment so that on Wednesday nights, you'll find swing dancing (and swing dancing classes), while Thursdays showcase acoustic jam sessions, and happy hours (5pm-8pm) draw big crowds on weekends. The place has been around since 1911 and has hosted a variety of bands, from big names to promising local talents. When no groups perform, DJs mix it up and pack the dance floor with willing patrons. The place itself is worth a trip. It is said that the upstairs ballroom and converted bowling alley are haunted.


Address

3414 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

Map / Directions
214-747-4422

Expert Tips by Ilene Jacobs

Dallas Local Expert

Country Western Bars, Dance Clubs: "Score $1 off all domestic beer, wine and well drinks during Happy Hour, from 5-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Note that Sons of Hermann Hall now takes credit cards."

Best Nightlife, Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife: "The Hall is a cash-only venue. Be sure to check the Facebook page for current events and drink specials."

Best for Country Western Bars Because: Sons of Hermann Hall is one of the city's most revered places for live music and swing dancing.

Best for Dance Clubs, Best Nightlife, Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife Because: Sons of Hermann Hall is a legendary place for live music and swing dancing.

Expert Tips by Denise Brandenberg

Dallas Local Expert

Live Music: "Take a cab to avoid having to find parking in Deep Ellum."

Best for Live Music Because: Sons of Hermann Hall features some of the best local bands in Dallas.

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