History of the Bar and Tavern in American Culture and their role in the great Revolution

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History of the Bar and Tavern in America goes well beyond Socialising


 

The United States is made up of many different cultures from across the world, and this diversity makes up their history and their identity. America is hugely influence by various cultures like the cultures of Asian-American, African-American, Latin American, Native American. One of the most unique parts of these wide mixed American culture is their love for drinking, and bars are a place where the entire community can come together and unwind.

 




An Old American Tavern Scene








Green Dragon Tavern, Union St., built pre-Revolution, razed ca. 1828, by Russell, engraver. Note: The Sons of Liberty who frequented it were formed in 1765.




Bar the socializer


 

Bars are a social gathering place for men and women in America. Something about the smell of beer and the relaxed atmosphere makes bars a place where people can let their hair down and have a good time. For many people, bars are where they first met someone special. Bars have a special place in the hearts of Americans because they are a place of community and where the entire community can come together.

One of the most noticeable feature is the amount of advertising that is present in bars. In fact, there are ads on the sides and front of nearly every bar in the United States. These ads serve to attract customers and one of the most common sources of advertising for bars is the use of billboards.

 

The importance of Bars and Taverns in American culture goes beyond socialising, in fact, socialising at bars and taverns goes beyond socialising. It was these social circles of drinking that gave rise to the revolution.

 






Bars and American revolution


 

One of the many things that made up the character of the United States in its early days was the fact that many of the Founding Fathers and notables of the American Revolution were brewers, distillers, owners of taverns and public houses, and rum runners.

 

Bars have a rich American history. The Sons of Liberty, a group of rebels who opposed the British rule and Stamp Act in 1765, were some of the first people to protest in bars. The first bar in the United States was opened in Boston in 1654, and in the years that followed bars became a place where people could relax and have a drink without fear of being arrested. The bars of the time were not fancy, with fancy drinks and music, but they were a place where people could come together and have a good time. This is one of the first times in American history where the community came together to protest, and it set the precedent for future protests.

 




Celebrating the American Revolution








Boston Tea Party




The Boston Tea Party


 

The Sons of Liberty, the rebel group that was instrumental in the American Revolution, devised the Boston Tea Party in Bostons Green Dragon Tavern (and decided to toss tea instead rum, which was their favourite drink and valuable too). The meetings of rebels, and later the nascent American congress, took place in a tavern. After the triumphant victory, George Washington chose to make his victory address to his troops nascent American congress at Fraunces Tavern, New York City.

 






Fraunces Tavern, The American Whiskey Trail.


 

Fraunces Tavern is a museum and restaurant in New York City, situated at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. The location of this tavern played an significant role in history before, during, and after the American Revolution. At various points during the Revolution, Fraunces Tavern became the headquarters for George Washington, a venue for peace negotiations with the British, and housing federal offices in the Early Republic.

 

Fraunces Tavern has been owned since 1904 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Inc., which carried out a major conjectural reconstruction, and claim it is Manhattan's oldest surviving building. The museum interprets the building and its history, along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts.[4] The tavern is a tourist site and a part of the American Whiskey Trail and the New York Freedom Trail.[5][6] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a New York City designated landmark. In addition, the block on which Fraunces Tavern is located is a National Historic Landmark District and a New York City designated landmark district.-source-wiki.

 

The Sons of Liberty met at Fraunces' new bar, swapping plans over plentiful drinks. Although there were a few teetotallers among them, but the alcohol consumption of the average Colonial American would stagger the average modern drinker.

 




Fraunces Tavern - a National Treasure








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The Fraunces Tavern, and the victory of New York


 

This short note on bars and their importance in American culture, is best concluded with a note on the victory of New York that began at those secret meeting at the Tavern.

Victory of New York City was crucial, since this New York and the City of Brooklyn remained very much British, throughout the entire American Revolution period since its defeat to British troop. After the British surrendered, Washington returned triumphally to New York. The crowd that gathered to see him was so large it blocked traffic for hours. The streets were so full of people that no one could move. There were people hanging out of windows and standing on rooftops to get a glimpse of Americas hero. The crowd was so big it would have taken hours to walk the length of it.

 

Washington was the first President of the United States of America and the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Following the war, he was a diplomat, a politician, and a member of the Constitutional Convention. But, he is also known for his active interest in distilling Whiskey and he is said to have owned two distilleries himself.

 




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    When there is no specific glass suggested for a cocktail, it's up to you to chose a glass.
    Either you just go ahead and serve using any glass available to you following these simple rules
    A. Go for Tall or Collins Glasses, Highball Glasses or even Hurricane Glasses for cocktails with loads of non-alcoholic mixes, and those that require crushed or cubed ices,
    B. But if your cocktail is aromatic and liqueur based, and has a complex character that must reach the nose use a wide mouthed Cocktail Glass.
    C. Red Wine Glasses for cocktails that have a Red Wine as the base spirit. Red Wine Glasses have a wider mouth and a long stem, so that the wine can be swirled an aerated to release the aroma while the long stem keeps the fingers away and avoid quick warming of the wine.
    D. White Wine Glasses for cocktails with a White Wine base, since White Wines must not be aerated as much as a Red Wines, since they oxidise fast when in contact with air, White Wine glassware, in contrast to the wide mouthed bowl of a Red Wine Glassware, is narrow with a narrow mouth. A White Wine has much lighter and delicate notes and the narrow mouth and less surface area in contact with air helps retain the aroma.
    E. If your cocktail is based on a Sparkling Wine like Champagne then a Flute Glass is more suitable since a Sparkling Wine is a White Wine with a secondary fermentation that produces the bubbles, and the narrow mouth flute prevents the bubbles from escaping.
    F. If it's winter and you are in the mood for some hot cocktails like the Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy, go for the Irish Coffee Glass, it has a heat resistant glass and a handle.
    G. Martini Glasses for Martinis or "Tinis" in general, but since these glasses have fallen off of favour these days, a Cocktail Glass will be good too.
    H. IF you are serving Margaritas, don't look for Margarita Glass if you don't have one at home, Double Old Fashioned Glass or other glasses are more common these days, for serving Margaritas.
    I. If you are the adventurous one, and are serving shots or shooters, of course the Shot Glass is your choice of glass,
    J. Finally, if you are going all out and serving depth charges and car bomb shots, all you need is a Double Old Fashioned Glass or a Beer Mug for the beer and a shot glass to drop the bomb in.

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