Pearl’s Dance Hall and Saloon is reportedly a former hotel and bordello turned dance hall and live music venue. Located in the historic Ft.Worth Stockyards, Pearl’s is a true Texas honky tonk, offering live Country and Western music four nights a week.
I was there last night to listen to one of my favorite Texas musicians, Dale Watson.
Pearl’s has a pretty regular crowd, but don’t worry, the folks are friendly, and I soon felt like a regular myself.
I don’t know if the history of Pearl’s is true, but what I do know – Pearl’s is the real deal. The place was dripping with atmosphere: from the red walls and tin ceiling, to the beautiful antique mahogany wood bar. The barmaids wore white western shirts with Pearl’s embroidered on the front in blue which of course I tried to buy, but no dice.
Pearls is also the best place to see real cowboys and get your two-step on. Check the website to see the line up of live music each week.
If your travels bring you to Ft.Worth, plan to spend a day exploring the Stockyards and the night at Pearl’s. Just make sure it’s Wednesday thru Saturday, because Pearl’s is closed Sunday thru Tuesday.
Pearl’s Dance Hall and Saloon
302 W. Exchange St.
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