1. McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City
From John Lennon ordering cold ones, Woody Guthrie inspiring the union movement, and Teddy Roosevelt dropping in for a pint, this pub has immense history to be told. It started in New York’s East Village and it has been serving libations ever since 1854. No wonder McSorley’s has been tagged as one of the most popular beer bars in NYC for over 150 years!
2. Harry’s New York Bar, Paris
One of the most famous bars in the world has been running for over hundred years now. This is in fact the heavenly place where Bloody Mary, the Side Car and other cocktails came to be born. Famous personalities like Ernest Hemingway and Rita Hayworth loved this bar and George Gershwin composed ‘An American in Paris’ sitting right here.
3. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem dates back to 1189 AD, it used to be a required stopover for all Knights on their way to Jerusalem. Located in Nottingham, England, this ancient pub is locally known as The Trip. This distinguished drinking place has been carved out of sandstone rock and comprises of a network of caves. Additionally, it has the strangest historical tales to tell, like it’s believed that the unassuming ship led to the untimely death of the three people who deigned to dust it, and now the ship is a decoration in the pub and is protected behind glass.
4. The Union Oyster House
Standing steady ever since 1826, The Union Oyster house is the oldest continually serving restaurant in the United States. The story is that the Kennedy family patronized the Oyster House for years and to this day people come from all over to pose at the monument.
5. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Now this one is across the Atlantic. The regulars at this bar were legends like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. This bar has been a hub for many eminent writers who found nourishment in a pint and the bangers & mash served up there.