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The Kessler Theater

Map & Directions 1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
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214-272-8346
  • Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am

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Known simply as "The Kessler" to insiders who frequent the recently remodeled theater, this Oak Cliff establishment has remained a fixture on the corner of Davis Street and Clinton Avenue since 1942. Over the years, it's been a movie theater and a revival tabernacle, but sat dormant from 1978 until 2009. With Oak Cliff's recent cultural resurgence, The Kessler has been renovated and reopened. Now, it functions as a dance studio, concert venue, an art gallery with a frequently changing gallery space and a bar that offers a much wider variety of drinks than your typical music venue. Locally brewed beers and well-priced spirits stream from the art deco designed bar, which has a 1930s New York feel--but according to the owner, The Kessler's vibe is "exclusively Oak Cliff."

 
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  • GOOD on 05/13/10

    This place is a multi-use building at its most elegant. Constructed from an old movie theater, this concert venue also includes dance studio rehearsal space and a two-level space for showing art.

  • Dallas Observer on 12/17/10

    Order the veggie quesadillas, you will not be disappointed!

  • Jon D. on 02/17/11

    The best sound of any venue in Dallas. Upstairs seats even sound good

  • Matt G. on 12/04/10

    Great, small venue for live music!

  • Nic. H. on 05/07/10

    The employees will be able to tell you about the crazy past of this building and the X+ area. Ask them. Look around as much as you are allowed, this place is a real gem.

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