What was the first bar in America? That’s a tough one because so many records weren’t kept or were lost over time. However, there are a few things we do know.
We know that there was a brewery set up at the Jamestown Settlement in 1609 and that it was likely the first establishment created for making and serving alcohol of any kind—in this case beer. Breweries of the time—or brew houses as they were sometimes called—could often resemble what we might think of as a pub or café. In fact many pubs of the time served as small breweries.
Was this the case for Jamestown? Since no records exist we have no idea and can only guess.Add a comment
The Crescent City is awash with great bars, saloons and dives to visit, but we've compiled a list of what we think are the oldest. There are a couple of "maybe's" here but it depends on how you define bars. For example, Antoine's is not here though Arnaud's and Tujague's are. But Antoine's is almost completely known as a restaurant, in fact that's what they want to be known as.
Arnaud's, however, has some great history in it's bars and has had the Richelieu bar since the beginning.
Tujague's, as you'll read later, has real history at its bar. In any case we present what we think are the five oldest bars in New Orleans. Cheers!
Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop 1761 (?)
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Okay, you've asked us, now we're letting you know. According to our research these are the five oldest bars in the world.
Before we begin though, let's start with a caveat: this is as far as we know! There may be some bar nobody has found somewhere tucked away in Greece or Italy that's been there longer, but we can't find it online! Nobody's written about it!
These, however, have been written about and publicized. So enjoy, what we've found are the oldest bars in the world (and please comment if you want to correct one of them).Add a comment