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Old 08-23-2019, 10:48 PM   #101
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Not a single Blaine’s fan?
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:57 PM   #102
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Let's not forget about the Orange Blossom outside of Mt Pleasant. Didn't spend a lot of time there, but when I did, well, let's just say "Good Times"!!!
And the Cowboy in Mexia. And I think by God it's still there!!! Spent a many Wed nites there. That was Ladies Night!!
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:17 PM   #103
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I tried to read and didnt get far. Im trying to givem a fair shake...but...

If youve worn suede boots to a dancehall...raise your hand. You either pack fudge, have a split tail, and/or smoke menthols.

In all honesty...Ive worn suede boots...in the desert...wearing a uniform.

Ill try to keep reading.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:22 PM   #104
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My favorite of all times has to be New Bielau dance hall. Had some great times there growing up.
Man I went to a lot of dances there before it burned down.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:48 PM   #105
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In Houston area I felt the top places where

Tin Hall
Virginia City
Willies Night Life
Night Life
Midnight Rodeo
Wild Bills
Long Horn
Hallaballoos
T-Town
Roy Mezas
Beas

There were many more depending on your flavor but those were popular at different times from early 90ís to about 2005. Some are still here and others are gone but not forgotten.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:59 PM   #106
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Jiterbugs in nacogdoches was hard to beat. Lots of good times there
X2. Danced with the woman who is now my wife of 9 years there before that places burned to the ground. Good memories there from 02'-05'.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:01 AM   #107
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Let's not forget about the Orange Blossom outside of Mt Pleasant. Didn't spend a lot of time there, but when I did, well, let's just say "Good Times"!!!
And the Cowboy in Mexia. And I think by God it's still there!!! Spent a many Wed nites there. That was Ladies Night!!
I thought the Orange Blossom was west of Paris on 82?? My father in law has some ROWDY stories about his days at that joint.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:15 AM   #108
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I thought the Orange Blossom was west of Paris on 82?? My father in law has some ROWDY stories about his days at that joint.
He is just trying to scare you. Lol j/j
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:28 AM   #109
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He is just trying to scare you. Lol j/j
Lol. Nah, I have hunted, fished, and drank enough beer in honked tonks with him over the last 14 years that I have known him to know he ain't lying. Lol
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:47 AM   #110
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Spent a few nights at Cowboys too.
My self.....
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:54 AM   #111
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Considering that it's Texas Monthly, I wouldn't set my sights too high. Lots of great honky tonks in Texas, that no liberal millennial from that left-leaning rag would set foot in. Also, LMAO at all the "non-smoking" establishments. In a "honky tonk"? Are you for real?

BTW....Neon Boots in Houston is a gay bar. Not a joke, it's a legit LGBT dancehall.


Texas Monthly is a joke.
This.... TM is a liberal rag ran by Austin libtards
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:07 AM   #112
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Johnny b Dalton's in Conroe. Some place in coldspring...can't remember the name.


Sun dance in Coldsprings. It was BYOB and was a legit Honky Tonk.

Johnny B Daltons was always a good time.


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Old 08-24-2019, 08:23 AM   #113
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Sun dance in Coldsprings. It was BYOB and was a legit Honky Tonk.

Johnny B Daltons was always a good time.


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Sundance! Spent a few turns around that floor.

A little before my time, but Roy Heads in Porter was a happening place back in the 80ís.


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Old 08-24-2019, 08:25 AM   #114
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The Ranch House in Sachse used to get a little rowdy. Got in a fight in the parking lot just waiting to give a friend a ride home.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:44 AM   #115
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Great place there

I like Arkey Blues in Bandera, but hung out at the Cabaret a lot more.

Floores was good when it was still a honky .

Purple Sage in Uvalde
Texas Dancehall in Bulverde
Blue Bonnet Palace in Selma

Lots of good honky tonk dancehalls within an hour of San Antonio back in the day.
Blue Bonnet Palace, been there.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:08 AM   #116
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I never had the opportunity to go, but Iíve been told there was a place in Trinity called Bells camp that was known to get rowdy.


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Old 08-24-2019, 09:13 AM   #117
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I thought the Orange Blossom was west of Paris on 82?? My father in law has some ROWDY stories about his days at that joint.
Naw, it was just off I-30.
So was the Best Western motel!!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:40 AM   #118
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In Houston area I felt the top places where

Tin Hall
Virginia City
Willies Night Life
Night Life
Midnight Rodeo
Wild Bills
Long Horn
Hallaballoos
T-Town
Roy Mezas
Beas

There were many more depending on your flavor but those were popular at different times from early 90ís to about 2005. Some are still here and others are gone but not forgotten.
The only real honky tonk in Houston was Blancoís.......period.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:41 AM   #119
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Eddy's Ballroom in Manvel,Tx
I Had my wedding reception there in '93
(burnt down 10 or 12 years ago)

Armadillo Ballroom in Brazoria,Tx

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Old 08-24-2019, 09:57 AM   #120
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the last time I got kicked out of the Crystal Chandilier(the fellas in south Dallas county didn't like the way I looked i guess cause they were always trying to rearrange it) they said that not only could I not come back my grandkids could come. I have no grandkids so the joke was on them. And shortly after they tore it down.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:07 AM   #121
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Do you guys still wear feathered hat bands a Leviís jeans and pointy toed boots when you go to said honky tonk?
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:09 AM   #122
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Arkey Blues in Bandera.


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Old 08-24-2019, 11:16 AM   #123
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Eddy's Ballroom in Manvel,Tx
I Had my wedding reception there in '93
(burnt down 10 or 12 years ago)

Armadillo Ballroom in Brazoria,Tx

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The armadillo is a cowboy church now. Out with the old and in with the pews I guess.


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Old 08-24-2019, 11:21 AM   #124
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The armadillo is a cowboy church now. Old with the old and in with the pews I guess.


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Rising Sun in Trinity went that way too I hear. Changed to Risen Son. Lots more money in churches than in honkytonks. Tax free money.


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Old 08-24-2019, 11:22 AM   #125
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Rising Sun in Trinity went that way too I hear. Changed to Risen Son. Lots more money in churches than in honkytonks. Tax free money.


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I thinking so starting a church myself for tax purposes you know.


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Old 08-24-2019, 11:30 AM   #126
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I remember when a joint was just a bad place to be
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:19 PM   #127
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As an avid Texas Country fan, that is complete BS. No Gruene hall, billy bobs, thirsty Amarillo, Firehouse in Abilene etc etc.

Banita Creek Hall in Nac

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It clearly says a honky tonk is not a German dancehall or cavernous dance club.

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:42 PM   #128
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I never had the opportunity to go, but Iíve been told there was a place in Trinity called Bells camp that was known to get rowdy.


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Bells Camp stayed open until 2 so we used to high tail it up there right after Shenanigans in Huntsville would close at midnight. Crazy times for sure.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:47 PM   #129
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Firehouse saloon is legit.


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Old 08-24-2019, 12:56 PM   #130
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Can't believe no one has mentioned goat hill
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:16 PM   #131
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Firehouse saloon is legit.
Loved the Firehouse, played it many times, but a honky tonk it was not. It was a live music venue. Honestly, thereís probably very few honky tonks left, none in Houston. Gilleyís was a honky tonk and you could probably throw all the old dance halls on the list.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:18 PM   #132
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Loved the Firehouse, played it many times, but a honky tonk it was not. It was a live music venue. Honestly, thereís probably very few honky tonks left, none in Houston. Gilleyís was a honky tonk and you could probably throw all the old dance halls on the list.


If they consider neon boots a honky tonk, then the firehouse is a honky tonk.

Gilleys had live music too.


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Old 08-24-2019, 07:23 PM   #133
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