If you only go to one honky-tonk in your life, Robert’s would make a fine choice. The old-school dancehall is a favorite for partiers looking to cut a rug on the cramped dance floor. If you ask a local where they like to go honky-tonking, first they’ll tell you we don’t call it that; and second, they’ll say go to Robert’s. They’ll then implore you to order the Recession Special: a $6 staple that will buy you an ice-cold PBR, a bag of chips, and a fried bologna sandwich served slightly grilled with lettuce and tomato. Live bands play nightly, some of which will play incredible off-the-cuff renditions of your favorite songs if they know them. They also offer boots for sale in all sizes, shapes, and styles. From the late 1950s to the early 1980s, the building housed Sho-Bud Steel Guitar Company, became a liquor store during Broadways’ slump in the ‘80s, and in the ‘90s became a Western-wear store. The owner, Robert Wayne Moore, who formerly owned Tootsie’s, soon realized selling apparel alone wasn’t going to cut it. He added a jukebox, beer, and cigarettes; soon after live solo entertainers replaced the jukebox. While there is no cover at Robert’s, the line can get long, so here’s a tip: you can also enter from the alley behind Broadway, which you can do for several bars on the strip, and there’s a full-service bar upstairs that has a killer view of the dance floor.
Robert's Western World
416 Broadway, USA
Our Rating Phone 615/244-9552 Prices No cover Web site Robert's Western World
Map416 Broadway USA Nashville
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