The Hot Klub was a punk rock club in Dallas, Texas, USA. It opened in 1980 and continued to operate until 1983. During these years numerous local punk bands as well as internationally famous bands on tour performed there.
The club was owned and operated by Mark Lee & Danny Eaton ( Mark Lee had been Manager of Dallas Garage Rock legends, Kenny and The Kasuals in The 60's. The Kasuals reemerged, with a different lineup, and played The Hot Klub frequently.). The Hot Klub followed in the wake of other clubs such as DJ's New Wave Cafe, Magnolia's, Lou Ann's/Ground Zero ( Ground Zero opened, approximately, in late 1982.), and the Sock Hop. The Hot Klub featured a stage with backdrop of the name spelled out in cheap wooden letters (The name was spray - painted in black and red, though it's possible there was a different logo behind the stage when they started ), very few amenities and the required graffiti-covered bathroom walls. Standing at the corner of Maple and Hondo in Dallas, The Hot Klub was somewhat geographically removed from the popular hotspots of that time such as Lower Greenville or the Cedar Springs / McKinney St area. Nonetheless, it was a popular destination for punk rock bands and their fans. It closed because owners Mark Lee and Danny Eaton became deeply involved in 462 productions, which booked national touring acts in Dallas venues.
Defunct punk club. Was located at 4350 Maple Ave. Scott Tuomey, vocalist for a band called The Ejectors, reminisces: "the Ejectors played the Hot Klub countless times in the early 80's, usually in concert with other locals... a dirty nasty place, with black painted walls and floors, lots of warm beer and smoke, and loud music... damn I miss it! ... I think the club fizzled out in 1982 or 83... along with the musical groups that made it happen."