The Goble Tavern is now owned by Mike Avent and Meryl Head, and has a capacity of about 85 when a band is performing. They have carried on the tradition of decorating the tavern with music paraphernalia of all sorts, one-of-a kind gadgets, and select odds and ends that gives one the perspective of an antique dealer’s party room (which isn’t far from the truth).
Music is one of the many things that makes the Goble Tavern unique. The small bar offers an outdoor stage, originally created for Goble Warming and other events. Inside is a comfortable stage area with a variety of seating options. So relaxed, you feel like you have found a home away from home! All this and still enough room to kick up your shoes a little and dance.
With the renovation, the interior structure may look a bit different, but they did maintain a couple warbles in the floor for history sake! You may have to explore the tavern a bit to spot them, but they are definitely still there.
The tavern serves as a meeting place for several hundred residents who live up in the hills, although the attraction of the legendary tavern draws people from all over the country.
To show this to be true, Willie Nelson was a teen-ager in the area surrounding Goble; his mother used to bartend at the tavern, and Hank Williams did a one-night stand there in the late ’40s.
In other words, you can never tell who will show up at this continuing link in history. Please check our website calendar for upcoming music and events.
We view this as on ongoing project as well – to share the history of Goble and the Goble Tavern. Please feel free to contact us with any stories, photos, or just to say hi!