Wisconsin has the same number of bars as California despite a population that’s 85% smaller. 1 bar for every 1,862 residents compared to California’s 1 for every 11,962 residents.
The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand went out of business five weeks after opening due to a lack of consumer interest. Customers that did show up often only consumed water after paying the $15 cover charge for entry.
When in 2007 Minnesota passed an anti-smoking law that banned smoking in public buildings, there was a line that said only actors who had to smoke were allowed to do so. Thus, the Barnacles Bar declared that everyone in the bar is an actor in a live performance.
Early NYC dive bars had no glasses, only barrels of booze connected to rubber tubes. For three cents you were allowed to drink till you ran out of breath.
In 1956, a pilot landed on an Uptown Street in NYC, because that’s where the bar was.
A living 6000-year-old hollow tree in South Africa contains a wine cellar and bar that can hold up to 60 people.
There’s a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It’s named “Sean’s Bar”.
There is a bar in Brooklyn where the allowed drinking age is 25 years old, because “Young people are annoying”.
A gay bar in Australia was granted an exemption to anti-discrimination laws in 2011, allowing it to ban women because they made the men uncomfortable. The Human Rights Commissioner supported the exemption.