Monday, November 1, 2010

Reasons to Scope out a Local Tavern

The word "tavern" means a place to gather, eat good food, andenjoy some beverages. It is interesting that the word
actually encompassed so much more in the history of the
United States. Taverns were the epicenter of towns. 
Travelers could actually stay in rooms provided at the
larger taverns, also known as inns. In the days of old a
tavern was essential for commerce, colonists could trade
prices on their crop, arrange trades of goods, newspapers
were read, and business opportunities were exchanged. 
Taverns were a place to spend what free time people had
enjoying cards games and pool tables filled the higher class

As history tells us views on women mingling in taverns all
had one thing in common - women were not welcome to mingle
only allowed to serve. History usually leaves out that
two-thirds of taverns were operated by women. This comes
out of necessity. Local governments, who issued the
licenses for such establishments, often would find local
widows to operate taverns. This would keep them from
becoming a burden, financially, on the government. Widowed
women were seen as a threat to the government because
without the business most would be left impoverished and
become dependant on the services of the country. So as the
government saw it Taverns run by local women was a win-win
solution. Women and children were never allowed to eat,
drink, or socialize in the taverns. The times have sure

Taverns today are still the epicenter of many towns and
cities. Today taverns are places that locals go to relax,
eat, drink and be merry. Often a round of pool will be
shot, some darts thrown, possible even some karaoke sang. 
Taverns allow us a place to sit and enjoy friends after long
work weeks. They allow us to grab a burger with our families
on those nights that we are running from one sporting event
to another. Taverns today are places that invite the entire
family out during the week however that usually changes when
the weekend rolls around. Visit a tavern on any given night
and I guarantee the bar will be full, music will be playing,
the aroma of a juicy burger will be lofting through the air
and a cold beverage will be near.

Taverns have taken their place in history and manage to stay
in the forefront of the good times of today. Taverns still
exist in all types of environments, all different price
ranges and activities to do. Hopefully this article will
lead you to research taverns and local watering holes in
your area. It is almost a guarantee you will find yourself
having a great time at your local tavern. Awaken your
senses with a juicy sirloin, loaded baked potato and ale of
some kind. Taverns are places to feed your soul. They were
and continue to be the epicenter of towns and cities not only
in America but all over the word.

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