Southern Junction to open nightclub and steakhouse in Irving

Southern Junction's clubs feature mechanical bull riding contests.   File photo

Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse will be coming to Irving with a new 20,000-square-foot branch featuring the club’s usual “honky-tonk” style of live music, dancing, a mechanical bull plus a full steakhouse restaurant. 

The club will be west of old downtown Irving in the former Texas Dance Depot space.

One of Southern Junction’s current owners, Charles Houk, said the club’s new location will be a key factor to its success.

“Irving is really an interesting place,” Houk said. “Right now, the audience for our current location is limited mostly to people from the east side of the Motorplex. People come in for special occasions, but we know there are people who’d like what we offer if we were more convenient. The Irving location is right in the middle of the Motorplex.”

Southern Junction, which first opened in 1985 began in Royse City. The club became popular when taken over in 1987 by Paul Moreland who managed to line up some of country music’s biggest stars to perform at the club including Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakum.

The club also will feature pool tables, free line dancing lessons, a select your cut of meat and “grill your own steak."

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