Ted d’Auvergne, a New Zealand WW2 soldier, was at the pub and late for his embarkation train. He asked the bartender to set aside his 2nd bottle of beer to drink when he came home. Ted was killed but the promise was kept and that bottle of beer is still there.
In Ireland there is a popular tradition known as The 12 pubs of Christmas. You must go to 12 different pubs in one night, having one drink (most commonly a pint of beer) in each Pub. Participants usually have 12 rules to follow, e.g “No sitting in pub 3”, “No using the bathroom in pub 7” etc.
In 1915 Closing and Opening times in pubs had to be implemented to stop factory workers showing up to work drunk and harming the war effort.
There’s a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It’s named “Sean’s Bar”.
McSorley’s Old Ale House, generally known as McSorley’s, is the oldest “Irish” tavern in New York City. Located at 15 East 7th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, it was one of the last of the “Men Only” pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970.