Alcohol is a favored drink worldwide, a mutual intake rather over-indulgence is evident all over the world. We tend to abuse its consumption, resulting in some problems surfacing. Besides the downside of it being abused, there are good aspects to it. With those positive aspects, one we cannot avoid is its ties to socializing. Whenever people gather, be it big or small gatherings or meetups, an alcoholic beverage will definitely be consumed. And most gatherings happen in establishments licensed to trade alcohol.
There is a wide variety of alcohol outlets like clubs, restaurants, pubs, taverns, and bars. But in most cases, you find that we rarely know how to tell them apart. For instance, taverns, bars, and pubs are always mistaken with their names used loosely for these different outlets. Let’s take a look at taverns and bars, as these are generally mixed up also used interchangeably between the different regions. Both these establishments serve alcoholic beverages, and it’s mostly consumed at the premises. Bars and taverns are places where people socialize, with varying entertainment being offered.
The bars only serve alcohol, due to that, the outlets have to follow strict age-restricting guidelines. A bar is where people come together to enjoy their beverages, whilst watching a live performance, even whilst playing games like pool and foosball. The tables at these establishments are usually smaller, enough to accommodate your drinks and few. Having a dancefloor is mandatory for bars so that the customers can dance and enjoy themselves, hence the few tables found.
In a tavern, food is usually offered which means that age restrictions are not a priority. Some customers come for the food including nonalcoholic beverages, which is what underage customers are expected to be ordering. They usually have a larger table in such establishments to accommodate dining visitors. In some taverns, they offer their customers short-term accommodation like inns. There is a long moreover interesting historical reference regarding these outlets, it’s even said to have been the “predecessor of the modern restaurant”.
The two establishments are places visited to unwind, network, plus be around different people. They are both licensed since they sell alcohol, but their trading hours may be different. Next time your friends, family, or colleagues misuse the terms, educate them on those differences so that correct naming can be a trending trait. Perhaps we can adopt a new habit where we try to identify the differences between the places to know which one it is.
The tavern’s history is long and old, they were started before bars were established. They are said to have similar growth to traveling plus trade. The three industries started roughly around the same time many centuries ago. It would make for an enlightening read to go research the history behind our preferred hangout spot. Bars are more recently established, yet also started centuries ago. It will either be a dark nightclub setting, whilst other bars offer a more elegant look. In most cases, you will be offered “happy hour” discounts at bars during the off-peak times, mainly to lure you in with their low prices.