Historic speakeasies, bars, and taverns

1668, The Old '76 House claims to be America's oldest tavern. The bar is famous for its age, but it also played a role in the Revolutionary War.


Tappan's Old '76 House

Jack London frequented Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon in Jack London Square. Following in the author's footsteps is a big appeal, but there's more history. 


Heinold's First Chance Saloon

 Luckenbach, founded in the 1840s by German farmers, was bought in the 1970s by John ‘Hondo' Crouch & pals to become a country music mecca.


Luckenbach Saloon

Ball & Chain was one of the earliest nightclubs on Calle Ocho, today known as Little Havana. This 1935 tavern became a musical hotspot in the 1950s.


Ball & Chain, Miami

 A pub, restaurant, and brothel museum all in one. The inn opened as a brothel for gold miners in late 1897, with a sinister twist of utilizing dolls. 


Red Onion Saloon in Skagway

 Old Talbott Tavern opened in 1779 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. According to legend, Jesse James shot holes in one of upper rooms.


Bardstown's Old Talbott Tavern

The Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar has long been a favourite New Orleans bar. Antonio Monteleone, a Sicilian aristocrat, bought the hotel in 1886. 


Carousel Bar & Lounge, New Orleans

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