Hours: Open Sunday
Johnny Cash fans will know the score as soon as they hear the name. Cash is indeed king here, but not to the extent that it’s a full-on theme. What you get is everything you want from a dive bar: a jukebox, cheap booze, a feeling that it’s your secret hang and a kinda-grimy vibe so you feel tough. However, this cellar dweller is as clean as it is cool. Its colorful history as a bar is palpable; it’s still the go-to bar of this part of town. Pool is always free, and you can play in weekly poker tournaments, enjoy darts on actual bristle boards and feast on superlative bar food, including a monster bacon cheeseburger. A shared patio (with neighboring Mexican restaurant El Chihuahua) should be ready to roll any day now.