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Robert's Western World

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416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | (615) 244-9552, United States
Robert's Western World Bar in Nashville
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Honky Tonks are a dime a dozen down on Lower Broad and 2nd Avenue, but few have quite the reputation—not to mention, quintessential Nashville charm—as this long-time downtown live music joint, which has become a living piece of history. Robert's Western World originally opened in the 1990s as Rhinestone Western Wear, a western boot and apparel store; over time, beer, music, and smoking were added to the mix. Toward the end of the decade, it was taken over by Brazilian expat, Jesse Lee Jones, who brought his brand of music, which he coined "Brazilbilly"—that's "traditional country music with a Latin flair," according to Jones—to the establishment. The space is pretty tight with limited bar stools for seating, so if you're claustrophobic it's best to hit Robert's midafternoon rather than late night, particularly on a weekend. And, yes, it still stocks boots, gifts, and more today—not to mention the best fried bologna sandwich in town.

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