About the Round-Up Saloon & Dance Hall
The Round-Up opened on July 11, 1980. It has been dubbed the home of Good Times and Good people for many years and has some of the best dancers and Best Looking Cowboys in DFW and the country!
It has hosted and still continues to host many charitable events throughout the year including: The Easter Basket Auction, TGRA functions, Turtle Creek Choral events, PSSA and DIVA specials, Mr. and Miss Pageants, Texas AIDS Bike Ride, Broadway Cares events, our own employee turn-about shows, Razzle Dazzle Dallas support, Court Shows, cook outs, The Denim Party, The Texas Flag coin toss collecting cash during the Pride Parade, Home for the Holidays, The Christmas Stocking Auction, and our original Rent-A-Cowboy benefiting various community organizations. The Round Up raises over $120,000.00 per year for Dallas charities, thanks to our caring employees and generous customers!
On February 23, 1989 A six alarm fire started to cover up a burglary in an adjacent office destroyed the Old Round Up Saloon as we know it today. Within days the staff and friends had relocated to the legendary “Tex’s Ranch” on Maple avenue. Construction began immediately to rebuild the Bar at it’s old location. Painstaking efforts were made to recreate the Bar. The only thing left from the fire were three chandeliers and the front door.
Rumor has it that this location once served as major bookmaking operation, and later was the home of the famed “Old Warsaw Restaurant” It is still rumored today that Mrs. Slavick’s ghost still haunts the Saloon and loves C&W music. Just ask your favorite bartender about some of the stories as there are to many to tell here.
In May, 1998, the Round Up was purchased by Gary Miller and Alan Pierce. You may have noticed a lot of changes. We’ve made several improvements to the club, added credit cards, a premium Tequila Shack, The Loft, The Tool Shed, covered the patio, reopened the Day Bar( now called the Parlor.) And we ain’t done yet!!!! Watch for ever changing and improving the joint. Be assured that The Round Up will ALWAYS be a clean and friendly atmosphere, where you can kick up your heels and feel at home in the COUNTRY!
Best gay bar in Dallas
This is my favorite gay bar in Dallas. There is a country and western dance floor and video screens in the main section. There’s a smaller bar area in the front where they often have karoke nights. There are pool tables in another section. It’s so fun to people watch and the people are so nice. And the bars in general are much better now that smoking is not allowed indoors. I always go here when I go home to D/FW for a visit.
Larry Gentry | Top Contributor San Francisco, California