Top 10 Oldest Bars in America With Some Interesting History…

Usually when you plan on an evening out it is to have a great time with not a care in the world. But once in a while you feel like touching a piece of history and to do this you can plan on going to one of the oldest bars in America. They are among the oldest and have some rather interesting history attached to them.

Fraunces Tavern NYC – Started in 1762, this bar which located at Broad and Pearl in Manhattan was a place that was used for meetings by the sons of liberty. The bar has seen many interesting and well known names through history including the Great George Washington himself. How do you feel about drinking in a place that reeks of history?

Fraunces Tavern NYC - Founded 1762

White Horse Tavern – Situated in Rhode Island this bar is even older having been started in 1673. Still going strong, in the present day this bar serves discerning diners with food and drinks. Having a night out here is like having bite of the 17th century right in the 21st century.

White Horse Tavern - Rhode Island - Founded 1673

Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop – This place started in 1775 and is based in New Orleans. It was supposed to be the base from which operations were carried out by a pirate, Jean Lafitte. He was also a much revered man during the New Orleans Battle.

Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - New Orleans - Founded 1775

Bell in Hand Tavern – Based out of Boston and started in 1795, this bar claimed that the Town crier from the Revolutionary War spent his last days here. This bar was started by Jimmy Wilson, the town crier. This bar was opened since then, offering thirsty people a much needed drink. If you soak in the atmosphere, you can hear all of those cheers from the past.

Bell in Hand Tavern - Boston - Founded 1795

Petes Tavern NYC – This place was started in 1864 and may not have quite the historical significance sd the other bars, but can proudly claim that they’ve been running the longest without ever closing a day. Right from 1864, this bar has never stop serving drinks to the people of Manhattan. Come here for the old feel and the amazing Italian food.                                  

Petes Tavern NYC - Founded 1864