We love to boot scoot in New Braunfels! We’re home to Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall, Gruene Hall. Whitewater Amphitheater, a “Texas Sized” concert venue on the banks of the Guadalupe, and many other places to catch some great New Braunfels live music from your favorite artists. Be sure to check out our calendar of events to catch all the upcoming shows.
Built in 1878, is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square foot dance hall with a high pitched tin roof still has the original layout with side flaps for open air dancing, a bar in the front, a small lighted stage in the back and a huge outdoor garden. Advertisement signs from the 1930s and 40s still hang in the old hall and around the stage.
Taking advantage of its convenient New Braunfels location, just minutes from hotspots like Gruene Hall and less than a mile from River Road, the Whitewater Amphitheater is well integrated into the community and its existing riverside landscape, the ONLY venue bordered on two sides by a “year round” creek.
Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
The cultural experience that is breathing life into downtown New Braunfels and has its audiences dancing in the aisles is beckoning you. As we enter our fourteenth season, the Brauntex Theatre is offering an expanded scope of programs with some enchanted evenings which are artistically superb and entertaining. Every show at the Brauntex promotes family and social entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Lazy L&L Dance Hall
A great open-air facility that’s a family oriented place where you can hang out with friends, meet new ones, or just sit back and enjoy the band while watching others dance. Doors open @ 7PM for the Grill & Bar; the band is from 8PM to midnight.
River Road Ice House
River Road Ice House is the birthplace of the Texas Music Compound, where musicians Dub Miller, Bleu Edmondson, Doug Moreland, and our beloved and much missed friend Billy Applegate once lived and had many song swapping evenings under Texas moonlit nights. These impromptu performances opened doors to the movement that was growing up in our back yard. Those in attendance were given a memorable treat of singer/songwriting talent that has become a legend.
Live Music Venue, Open-Air Non-Smoky Environment, Huge Patio, Full Bar, Cold Drinks, Hot Food, Great Beer Selection, and Lots of Live Music!
Originally established in 1871, The Phoenix Saloon was the first bar in Texas to serve women. It had a beer garden with a bell in a tree for service… as it would besmirch a lady’s reputation to enter the bar. There was an alligator pit and badger fights, live music on Saturday nights, and a parrot on a perch inside the front door taught to say “Have you paid your bill!?” in German. In 1894, proprietor of the back room cafe, William Gebhardt, invented chili powder, devising the first process to crush and dry fresh chilis. Prohibition closed the Phoenix Saloon in 1918, though for a couple more years the basement served as an illicit brewery, with tunnels cut to run the drink out under the streets of downtown. In 1922, the building was expanded into its present configuration. Turned into a department store, with a refrigerated water fountain that was always proudly nonracial and unsegregated, it remained little changed into the 1990s. In March 2010 after 2 years of bruising renovation, the Phoenix rose again as an historic Texas bar, chili parlor and New Braunfels live music venue.
With an indoor and outdoor bar, daily happy hour and drink specials, and New Braunfels live music 7 nights a week, it’s no wonder the Pour Haus was voted the Best Bar in New Braunfels. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown, you can find locals playing washers and giant Jenga while enjoying drinks from an impressive craft beer & signature cocktail menu.
Buffalo Wings & Rings
We’re a club-level sports restaurant experience where everyone is a VIP, worthy of the ultimate sports dining experience. With bright, inviting dining rooms, 50+ TVs, elevated fan experiences, chef-inspired recipes and of course our signature wings, Buffalo Wings & Rings is the ideal experience for socializing with friends & family over sports.
Conway’s Dance Hall
Located in downtown New Braunfels, Texas, Conway’s is your new favorite spot for a night out on the town! We have an open dance floor to get your boots scootin’, New Braunfels live music, game room, and outdoor patio. Host your party/event in any of our available areas, or treat your group to a vip table for a few cold drinks and an unforgettable night. Come out, join us at the bar, and show off your dance moves!
Adobe Verde is located just off the Guadalupe River in historic Gruene, TX. Our food is prepared daily. All of our ingredients are fresh and everything from the tortilla soup to the chimichanga is made from scratch. Come join us for a delicious meal or award-winning margaritas. We have something for everyone!
The Watering Hole Saloon
Celebrating over 25 years of New Braunfels Unique Fun provided a place in New Braunfels with great music, plenty of sports, a variety of fun bar games plus many, many great people since 1986. What’s kept its long-lasting appeal must be its “something for everyone” attitude. – No one knew what Bob visualized when he purchased the 600 square-foot icehouse back in 1986.
Dine inside or choose our breath-taking Beer Garden if you want to an al fresco experience. Looking for the perfect Happy Hour experience? Stop by and sample our drink specials including ice cold draft beers, specialty frozen drinks, and wine or other thirst quenching beverages. Looking for New Braunfels Live Music, check out our weekend entertainment schedule or sign up for our Elite Membership and we will keep you informed of everything happening at the River Hofbrau. And lastly, remember we have numerous venues for private parties and dining/entertainment events.
Freiheit Country Store
A Place for Good Food, Good Friends and Good Times. Freiheit is located just east of I35 at2157 FM 1101, New Braunfels, Texas. We are located on HWY 306 and FM 1101 behind Bucee’s Travel Center. Freiheit Country Store has indoor dining and a huge outdoor area to enjoy some of our homemade food and a cold beer. Don’t forget to try some of our Homemade Desserts!