Moravia Store: Visited Oct. 20, 2019

Moravia Store was the last beer and dance stop on our Dance Hall Road Trip. Located at 11501 FM 957 in Schulenburg, you can reach them at 979-562-2217. The structure was built in 1889 as a two-story building. Saloon and grocery downstairs, dance hall upstairs. The upper floor was razed in the 1930’s.

From 1990-1996 the store was vacant. Henrietta Filip purchased it in 1996 because she had good memories of visiting the store as a child. We were told May is their annual birthday celebration. All-day music, events and tractor rides.

The historical marker out front gives more history.

The front part of the building is the saloon portion, or beer joint, now. If you ever wanted to know what kind of Shiner beer was brewed, come look at the display here.

The back half of the building is the dance floor. It is available for rentals.

The walls are covered with old photographs, license plates, serving trays and soft drink advertisements. The old meat market section of the building now houses the pool table. The store/saloon offers dances with live music (a mix of polka and country) at least once a month on a Friday or Saturday night. Admission to dances is usually free. It is well known for serving good hamburgers, fries and onion rings on Fridays and Saturdays. Monday night is open jam night from 6pm-9pm. The dance hall and patio may be reserved for private parties. The store opens at 3pm daily; closed Tuesday and Sunday. Call for dance times or for booking.

Barb Wire display

A red caboose located adjacent to the old store is filled with Coca-Cola memorabilia; it is available for parties. Note the window wiper on the small oval window. There is a patio and tables outside the caboose for enjoying nature while partying.

Mural on the wall outside

Overall there were lots of items to see on the walls, the ceiling and around the building. We found they were wonderfully cheerful, friendly people. Next time you are in Schulenburg, stop in and say hello! Don’t forget if you show up on a weekend, they’ll sell you a hamburger to go with the beer.

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