Line dancing didn’t last. Slam dancing shut down. Disco died. But country and western is with us to stay. Put on your boots, jeans and whatever Texas chic you an muster and come on down.
Belle Starr is the grandmother of Dallas country and western establishments with live C&W music nightly. Urban cowboys and cowgirls are welcome, too. 7724 N. Central Expwy. 750-4787.
Billy Bob’s. the Fort Worth Stockyard country and western haven, has reopened with the same appeal as before: good music, cold beer and a dance floor the size of a football field. Fort Worth Stockyards. (817)624-7117.
Borrowed Money -no, this isn’t one of those 24-hour check cashing places, it’s one of the hottest urban cowboy dance clubs around, with lots of money-green carpet and brass. Free dance lessons every Sunday for all you first-timers. 9100 N. Central at Park Lane. 361-9996.
Cowboys in East Dallas is what every movie producer attempts to capture when making a film about Texas honkey-tonks. Cold beer, men with hats on the dance floor and girls in tight jeans. Spurs not required. 7331 Gaston. 321-0115.
If your idea of country is starched blue jeans and a polo shirt, you can skip Crystal Chandelier This is a C&W bar for real cowboys and some of the best two-steppers around. I-35 at Bear Creek in Lancaster. 223-5898. Membership required. Cover charge varies.
Nowhar But Texas. Live country and western music nightly along with a sprinkling of real C&W dancers make this the choice for local dimestore cowboys and cowgirls. 9840 N. Central Expwy. 368-0022. Cover charge varies.
It’s somewhat misleading to refer to the Longhorn Ballroom as a country and western ballroom. It’s more like a corral. with happy C&W party animals two-stepping and twirling to Hank Williams’ “Somebody-done-me-wrong-songs.” 216 Corinth at Industrial. 426-4400. Cover varies.