The typical bar can serves as a retail business establishment known for serving alcoholic beverages such as wine, liquor, cocktails and most notably beer for on-premisis consumption.
Most bars are known for providing chairs or stools for their patrons placed at a counter or table. Occasionally a bar may include a stage for entertainment purposes to be used by a live band, strippers, go-go dancers, comedians or even for the patrons themselves during events such as a karaoke night. The majority of bars however which are found offering entertainment to their patrons are generally referred to as nightclubs or musical bars.
The types of bars often seen today range from the stylish and sophisticated establishment catering to entertaining a small group of people known for controlling a disproportionate amount of wealth or the elite, to in informal pub or neighborhood bar where local residents can meet to socialize and drink. Notwithstanding, some bars generally known to be filled to their capacity will often include a happy hour event during which patrons are encouraged to drink off-peak hours.
Most of the time these bars will occasionally include a cover charge or minimum purchase fee during their peak hours additionally offering patrons with live entertainment such as in the form of a band or disc jockey.
Facts about Bars
▪ Drinking establishments during the 19th century of the American Old West were generally known as saloons. The most popularly recognized saloon respective to the town of which was the establishment was located often referred to as the “Western saloon”. Most of these Western saloons can still be seen today across the United States today regardless of the changes in their design and services.
▪ The term “bar” originated from the counter at which drinks are normally served by a bartender. The “back bar” however is recognized as a group of shelves containing bottles and glasses located behind the bar counter. Most bars are noted for decorating their back bars with elaborate woodwork, lights, mirrors and etched glass.
▪ During the first half of the 20th century several countries including, the United States, Finland, Norway and Iceland prohibited the sale and/or consumption of any alcoholic beverage. During this period bars in the United States known for illegally selling alcohol were often referred to as blind pigs or speakeasies. in several countries today including the United States it is illegal for a minor to enter a bar.
▪ Several Muslim countries for religious reasons prohibit bars, however others countries while still observing the Muslim religion such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are known for allowing bars in specific territories consequently prohibiting Muslims from drinking.
▪ Although the bar owner will customarily decide on the name of the bar establishment, the design, architecture, lighting and any other respective features to successfully attract a particular type of patron they are limited in their influence on the kind or person who chooses to patronize their business. For example, a bar originally designed to attract and accommodate a straight clientele may actually end up as a gay bar.
▪ An upscale bar located at an airport, hotel or restaurant is generally referred to as a cocktail lounge, while an elegant bar known to primarily serve wine and small plates of food or snacks instead of liquor and beer is often acknowledged as a wine bar.
▪ Within the United States most bars are legally prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages to go as a measure to clearly define them different from the typical liquor store. Nonetheless in some territories such as Las Vegas, Georgia, New Orleans and Savannah brewpubs and wineries are permitted to serve alcohol under the applied liquor store rule prepared as open containers of alcohol to go.
▪ In the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio, bars by obtaining a take-out license are permitted to sell six-packs of beer sealed in their original containers “to-go” while the state of New Jersey permits the sale of all forms of goods packaged at bars including packaged wine, beer and any other alcoholic beverage.
The Hog’s Breath Salon
The Hog’s Breath Salon in Key West, Florida for 25 years has been a popular watering hole for visitors and residents found within Key West, Florida to have a cold drink, dine in an outdoor tropical setting or chose from a comfortable location in an indoor air conditioned bar and dining area.
The Salon via their online website features three live webcams offering a number of views taken from the Bar, the Stage and the Raw Bar shown in the links posted below.
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The Schooner Wharf Bar Webcam
The bar originally located on the Schooner Diamante then later moved to ashore, the Schooner Wharf Bar for 15 years has developed by expanding into neighboring building as well as adding a second-floor deck offering visitors with an enchanting view of the Key West’s Historic Seaport classic yachts. Schooner Wharf Bar via their online website offers visitors live view overlooking the outer bar and its patrons shown in the link provided below.
The Sloppy Joe’s Bar Webcam
Since founded on December 5, 1933, the day marking the repeal of Prohibition, the popularly known Sloppy Joe’s Bar now seen by millions of visitors to Florida’s southernmost outpost has undergone two prior name changes and location including the addition of a dance floor and several trademark fixtures.
The bar today features a number of live webcams offering viewers to their website an first hand experience via their Live Stage Cam, Live Bar Cam, Live Crowd Cam and the Live Duval Street Cam as shown in gut links provided below.
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View Live Crowd Cam Link.
Piano Bar Live Online with Kenyon Dye
Webcam streams to you live from the Online Piano Bar located at Hurricane Patty’s in St. Augustine, Florida. Chat with other people and watch people drinking and singing as Kenyon Dye plays on the Piano.
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Live Sloppy Cam in Key West Florida. Still the best Party in Town!
Watch bands singing on stage at the famous Sloppy Joe’s bar in Key West, Florida. Includes views of the stage and the bar.
Bojangles Saloon & Dining Room – Live Broadcast
This bar webcam broadcasts live from Bojangles Bo’s Saloon and Dining Room in Australia. Multiple streaming video views available. You will need to register on their web site to view the webcams.
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Best bar in Patong Beach Phuket live webcam web cam Thailand nightlife bars Discos – Pia’s Black Rose Bar
Watch the bar cam at Pia’s Black Rose Bar in Patong on Bangla Road. The feed is live… who knows what you will see here?
Live Webcam Image | Stamps Bar, Crosby Liverpool
View the live feed on our bar cam of Stamps bar. The feed is updated every few seconds or you can get a better view of the action by viewing the live stream. See what goes down at Stamps bar.
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Alary’s Bar at Barseenlive.com : Find Bars, Clubs and other Hot Spots and check them out in realtime via our LIVE Bar Cams and webcams.
Watch this live bar cam from Alary’s Bar. Look at the hot babes working at the bar. Its a guaranteed good view. Chose from two different views.
Monaco Bay•LIVE Webcams
This bar cam is live from the Monaco Bay Piano Bar and Grill. Watch people drink and have a good time or take a view on what is going on onstage. You can even check out the front view of the bar. Don’t look at the bathroom though.. naughty!
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Band Cam – Elbo Room
This video feed is live from ElboRoom. Watch the bar-goers drink, talk, and have a good time. This is specifically the band cam- watch a band perform here!
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Roof Cam – Elbo Room
View the roof of the bar Elbo Room. Look at the cars passing by or spy on the people walking down below. You will be sure to catch a few crazy sites on this roof cam!
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Hogs Breath Saloon Bar Cams
These bar webcams are located at the Hogs Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida. There are three to choose from – bar, stage and raw bar. Watch people eating, drinking, dancing and having fun. Webcams also have audio. All have streaming video.
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DNA Lounge Bar Cam
This bar cam is located at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. It has streaming video and audio. You can listen to music playing when the club is open and watch the webcam switch between 10 different views inside and outside the club.
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Schooner Warf Webcam
This cam is located at the Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West, Florida. It gives a view of the relaxing outdoor bar, complete with a warm breeze and sunshine. Webcam has streaming video and sound, too!
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Dicks Sand Bar Webcam
This bar webcam is located at Dicks Sand Bar in Hossegor, France. There are several views to choose from including the hotel and bar terrace, and many other views.
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Pias Black Rose Bar Webcam
This bar webcam is located at Pias Black Rose Bar webcam in Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. If you are visiting Thailand, this bar is located on Bangla Road.
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Soggy Dollar Bar Webcam in Virgin Islands
This bar cam is located at the Soggy Dollar Bar and Sandcastle Hotel in Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands. Watch people sunbathing, relaxing and having a drink on this beautiful beach.
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Glenbyre Bar Webcam
This bar cam is located at Glenbyre bar in Canterbury, New Zealand. Watch people drinking and enjoying live music by the band Absolut.
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Snooker Lounge Billard Webcam
This webcam is in a bar called Snooker Lounge and is located in Austria. Watch people play billiards, drink and relax.
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Sugar Reef Tropical Grill Webcam
Live view of the Sugar Reef Tropical Grill in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Watch people eating and enjoying drinks. Image updates every 10 seconds.
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Liquid Night Club Webcam
Site features streaming video and audio from Club Liquid in New York. Watch people dancing and drinking. They also have an interactive text message chat board.
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Urban MOs Bar Webcam
This bar cam gives two live views from Urban MOs Bar and Grill and Baja Bettys located in Hillcrest San Diego. Watch people eating and drinking and living it up.
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Rock Pub Caje del Sol Webcam
Live view from inside Rock Pub in Bibione Italy. See people eating and drinking n this swanky place. Bibione Italy
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