• The History of American Saloons

    The Western saloons were versions of the East Coast Tavern, and it was a kind of bar that was particular to the Old West. The clientele was far different to that of a Tavern, mostly frontiersmen such as soldiers, fur trappers, cowboys, lumberjacks, gamblers, lawmen and miners. Saloons came in[…]

  • The History of American Taverns

    There is no doubt the origins of the tavern were immersed in English history, the English were always fond of replacements for their home, but where they could meet people and converse. The inns and taverns of Old England came well before coffee houses. And in the New World, America[…]

  • The World’s Best-Selling Beers

    There are so many brands and types of beer consumed in the world today it might come as a surprise which is the world’s top selling brand. Obviously, the large corporate brewers of the beer industry rule the roost when it comes to volume sales, the independent brewers of ales[…]

  • Famous Drinking Games

    We have all been on stag nights and college campuses, when consuming beer on lads or girl’s night has to be accompanied with a hilarious drinking game. There are many such games around the world, some word orientated and some just plain physical, in this blog we look at some[…]

  • Keen pub quizzers

    Modern Day Pub Games and Activities

    The humble pub has been around, in one form or another, since the Romans landed on the shores of Britain. Despite its vintage status, however, you could say that pub culture is as strong as it ever was. It has weathered storms during its long lifetime such as licensing laws,[…]

  • The Different Types and Styles of Beer

    Going into your local pub and ordering a beer is getting harder and harder, the choice of types and styles of beers now available is staggering. There are different types of real ales, craft beers, exotic bottled beers, keg beers, the list is endless. It is now possible to go[…]

  • The Difference Between Real Ale and Craft Beer

    The current wave of enthusiasm across the globe for craft beers has bought a very good question to the fore, “What is the difference between Craft Beer and Real Ale?” A simple answer to that would be one is American and the other English, but how can this be so?[…]

  • The Best Traditional Pub & Tavern Games – Part 3

    In our final part of looking back at the best traditional tavern and pub games we take a look into card and dice games and some of the more popular ball games. Cards and Dice Games Cribbage is a vastly popular game and you can still see cribbage boards in[…]

  • The Best Traditional Pub & Tavern Games – Part 2

    Our second visit to the pubs and taverns across the world to study the most popular bar games and sports. Many of these games have stood the test of time and have been developed into newer versions played on a computer or phone for personal use. Shove Ha’penny Versions of[…]

  • The Best Traditional Pub & Tavern Games – Part 1

    The humble pub or tavern has been at center of community culture for centuries, it was traditionally a place where weary travelers could rest on their long coaching journeys and receive much needed board and sustenance. As time went by these Coaching Inns were slowly turned into hubs of the[…]