Day Trip Dallas: The Greenwood Dancehall and Saloon

I can’t say I met Clint when I stopped in for a cold beer, but I felt shades of his movie bones in the dirt on the dance floor. He’d fit right in at this original Texas saloon!

Touted as a “little bit Gruene Hall and a little like Luckenbach,” The Greenwood Dancehall and Saloon is a lot of Bluff Dale, Texas hospitality and understated charisma.

Located about 90 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, The Greenwood is the perfect place for Big D weekenders to prop their feet and get out of the heat.  Offering a wide selection of imported and domestic beer and wines (ask about their wine margaritas, too), the calloused charm that is The Greenwood is a rare Texas find. Listen to your favorites on the jukebox, and dance on one of their two dance floors.

According to their website, The Greenwood was built in 1897 on Chalk Mountain, TX, and originally served as a general mercantile store named “Howard and Underwood General Mercantile.” After 20-30 years in Chalk Mountain, it was moved to Glen Rose, Texas, by horses using wooden skids. In Glen Rose, and over the next 70 years, the building was a cleaners, barbershop, and mercantile store. In 2002, it was bought by Jennifer Miller and moved to Bluff Dale, Texas, where it was renovated and named “The Greenwood” after the street it rests on today. Jennifer remains the owner today, and Alan Parsons is the General Manager.

The Greenwood Dancehall & Saloon
208 N. Greenwood Street, Bluff Dale, Texas


Monday thru Thursdays – Open 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm  (Drink specials!)

Friday Night – Acoustic night! 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. Music starts around 8:00 – Free admission

Saturday Night – Dance night! Come out and hear great bands and kick up your heels. Music starts around 8:30 pm -$5.00 Admission – Open 12:00 pm to 1:00 am

Sundays – Open jam begins at 2:00 pm. Live music at 6:00 pm every Sunday. Join the Alan Parsons Band every other Sunday – Free Admission – Open 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

(Photos courtesy of and The Greenwood website.)

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