Wood Fired Grill and Backyard Dance Hall closes after 3 years

After three years of business in Beaumont, the Wood Fired Grill and Backyard Dance Hall in the Gateway Shopping Center at 3781 Stagg Drive has closed.
“We’ve had a great run, and I’d like to thank our dedicated staff and patrons for supporting the Wood Fired Grill and Backyard Dance Hall,” said principal owner Jerry Nelson.
“Unfortunately, the entertainment and dining landscape has changed since we opened the Hill Country complex in 2015, and we’ve decided that it’s in the best interest of the business to close at this time. We’ve produced a lot of great concerts at the Backyard and served a lot of great food at the Wood Fired Grill, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have done so.”
Texas country artist Chase Bryant played the opening of Backyard Dance Hall back on Nov. 15, 2014. The venue hosted concerts from artists such as Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd, Roger Creager, Tracy Lawrence and Pat Green.

— Chad Cooper