Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern : Best Dive Bar in Nashville

Best Dive Bar in Nashville

Look for the statue fondly called, the “Big Man,” waving you inside, and you’ve found a gem of a dive bar. It may look a little different than you remember if you were there 10 or so years ago, but not to worry, it is the same place. After the demolition of the first Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern in 2005, the owners did not wait long to open up a second one.

Leave your credit card at home though; this place is strictly cash only. And that fancy cosmo or strong tequila shot you are fond of? You won’t find them here. Beer is the main course at Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern.

With a down-home vibe, this place provides the ideal atmosphere for a relaxed beer, while you listen to some local singers and songwriters perform. The only live music venue on Music Row, this is a dive bar that can’t be missed in a trip to the country music capital of the world.