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, on a mission to document more of what’s going on in the stockyards, and 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 or not. What I do know is, 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 these really beautiful white western shirts, trimmed in blue with Pearl’s in blue across the front. I tried to buy one but, no dice. I didn’t take my camera in the bar so no photos this time, maybe next one?)
Pearl’s 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, allot a day and a night to visit the Stockyards and Pearl’s Dance Hall. 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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