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Address: 1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-5129
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A Diamond on Davis Street

What a neat place to experience great music. Presents all varieties/venues and we went to see Billy Joe Shaver. Always a pleasurable time listening to BJ tell stories and put... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2015
Dallas, Texas
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

First of all, the performer we saw was excellent. This review is in no way a reflection of the show or the theater's ability to book acts, but of the staff and the overall venue. The staff was okay, but not overly friendly. We were not particularly impressed, but not particularly unimpressed either. The ushers were a bit stand-offish. The... More 

1 Thank DiscoMoose
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

At the end of watching several great concert performances on 1/25, I went to pay my bar tab and there were drinks on it I did not order, and some I did order that I should have been charged for. The total outcome was NOT in my favor, by far. The cost vs. trouble to raise hell about this was... More 

7 Thank Daisyartpggy
Edwin C, Owner at Kessler Theater, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. What you are suggesting is a criminal offense and is not tolerated at The Kessler. We have built our reputation on being a top-rated venue in North Texas and pride ourselves in all guests having a quality experience. Our staff is comprised of longtime employees who are honest and respectful, so... More 

Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

What a neat place to experience great music. Presents all varieties/venues and we went to see Billy Joe Shaver. Always a pleasurable time listening to BJ tell stories and put life experiences in his unique writing. Kessler facility has premier sound system. Tight, small place and music sound presentation was perfect. Didn't blow you out but you could feel it... More 

2 Thank TxOutlaw
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Attended my first performance (the talented John Fullbright- check him out) at the Kessler on December 4, 2014. I was completely impressed with the theater. Very hip décor, local art. Walk up bar service. Food service available. Lounge seating in both lobbies prior to the show. Restroom was spotless. Friendly and engaging staff. Don't remember the upstairs bartenders name- but... More 

Thank Terry H
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Seen a few bands here. Love that you can reserve a front table. Bar upstairs and downstairs. Love the seats around the balcony. The sound system is great because it doesn't "blow" you away - but crisp. A wonderful venue.

1 Thank SimoFish
McKinney, Texas
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124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We've been to several shows at The Kessler, the most recent being Tommy Castro and The Painkillers. Unlike a lot of music venues where other agendas are in play, the Kessler fans are there for the music and are an appreciative, attentive audience in this intimate facility. We like the tall stools at the back that raise us above the... More 

1 Thank TomRuthWilliams
Dallas, TX, USA
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Time and time again we are amazed at the quality and depth of the acts that are booked at the Kessler. Jeff Liles seems to know EVERYONE in the music industry and gets them to Dallas for us to enjoy. We go at every opportunity.

2 Thank llholt
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Eclectic venue with good acoustics. You feel closer to performers. Stairs going upstairs are a little steep. Love the balcony. Great people watching.

1 Thank Janice420
Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

This small unique theatre located in the Bishop Arts District hosts a variety of shows. I attended two shows and will continue to attend others. It has a bar and food service (light meal) in the front lobby with limited seating. So, if hungry and want to sit, go early as there is usually a line outside the theatre prior... More 

1 Thank GrannyCyn
Dallas, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We go here as often as we can! This is our favorite music venue in Dallas. Small, intimate, great variety of local and touring artists. Drinks are reasonable, food is good. Many excellent restaurants in the area for dinner before a concert. Get there early to park nearby!

1 Thank David S

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