A tavern was the first marine recruiting office. Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern developed into the marine’s station when the Continental Congress commissioned the owner to develop a Marine Corps for the nascent nation. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln frequented bars with their advisors and officers where they held meetings. The famous Boston Tea Party was planned in a Boston tavern, the Green Dragon. Such meeting places were often used by leaders of the American Revolution.
The Evolution of the American infographic by Buzztime takes a look at how bars have evolved from a place to drink and socialize to an environment now recognized for much more, from artistic interior design, fine alcohol selections and even its history.
Infographic by: buzztime.com