Nervous Bob is a Vietnam vet who inherited the Barn and farm that it lies on from his Aunt Tillie. The Barn Bar was renovated and served as a cowboy whorehouse during the time of Jesse James. It is said that the James gang holed up there on their way to and from some of their jobs in Minnesota. Before moving here and opening the Barn Bar, Bob lived for many years in Key West, where he survived by feeding his cats down at Mallory Square and collecting money from the tourists. He will say occasionally, "I had one of the top cat acts down at Mallory Square." It would be wrong to question him about why he is known as Nervous Bob. You've heard of Silent Bob? He's Nervous Bob.