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Best Live Music Venue Dallas 2010 - Granada Theater

Granada Theater

Granada Theater

3524 Greenville Ave.

Dallas, TX 75206

214-824-9933

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Readers' Choice: House of Blues

It's not just the multitude of phenomenal shows that the Granada Theater's booking agents bring to Lower Greenville that makes the renovated movie theater such a delightful place to catch a concert. Sure, that's part of it, but it's not the whole shebang. See, the Granada's great for a multitude of other reasons too: the friendly staff (deemed "serenity guards" rather than security guards), the pretty-darn-awesome food menu (we recommend the tacos) and, let's face it, the gorgeous old theater feel. And maybe it's cheesy, but we're also suckers for the whole feel-good vibe the theater puts out there—a sentiment best represented by the script painted above the venue's stage that reads "Love Yourself." It's the kind of thing a doting parent would tell their children. This is Dallas—we do love ourselves. It's time we told the Granada more often that we love what it has to offer, too.

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Matt
Matt

Ok, this has to be a joke, right? Either that, or the Granada has paid you guys off. Or it's possible that nobody with the Observer has actually seen a show at the Granada, because it is easily the worst mid-size venue in Dallas.

The thing they do have going for them is fantastic acts. They really get top notch bands to come in and perform, so truly, nice job there.

However, there are inappropriately long delays getting people through the door for no reason, inexplicably high temperatures during the summer (like ungodly hot - you have to turn the AC on before people start coming in, guys), the sound is passable to awful (anyone go to the Hold Steady show? Embarrassingly bad.), and they gave a credit card belonging to my friend to some rando, and another friend had her toenail ripped off her foot by the women's bathroom door.

The Granada sucks, guys. The Palladium and HOB absoultey put it to shame, and this nomination or award is a disgrace.

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