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01-17-2013, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by HabsByTheBay View Post
Beer and cheap food...so it sounds what we call bars in America.

Obviously there were clubs and cocktail lounges that allowed both sexes, but what's the difference between a bar and a tavern? Were there both? I was under the impression what we in America would call your corner bar or a pub in England was men-only until 30 years ago or so.
As I mentioned, Taverns served only beer, draft or bottled, no liquor or wine. They looked like large kitchens, brightly lit with tile floors and wooden chairs. I never saw the equivalent anywhere else. They also had frosted glass tiles as windows so the wives couldn't peek in and spot their husbands.

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