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Sons of Hermann Hall

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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.

Dance Clubs, Best Nightlife, Country Western Bars: 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. Along with live bands, there's also a DJ to get the party going with everything from blues to swing and two-step, all you have to provide is the dancing. Want to learn some new moves? Then drop by on Wednesday nights for a free lesson. If dancing doesn't do it for you, head downstairs to the bar where a jukebox, pool table and shuffleboard provide a nice diversion. Just be sure to keep an eye out for ghosts-- legend has it that this place is haunted.

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 75226-1720

Map / Directions
214-747-4422


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Expert Tips by Ilene Jacobs

Dallas Local Expert

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."

Dance Clubs, Best Nightlife, Country Western Bars: "Be sure to bring along some cash, they don't take plastic here. And check the Facebook page for current events and drink specials."

Best for Deep Ellum's Best Nightlife, Dance Clubs, Best Nightlife, Country Western Bars 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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