Do you know that the oldest Irish pub Sean’s Bar was established in 10th century in Athlone. Sean’s Bar is still operating.
The Lennox Pub, TOP Irish Pub in Vancouver, Canada is much younger. It opened its doors in 2000.
It sounds unbelievable that first five centuries Irish Pubs did not need any license. Only in 17th century the law required establishments serving alcoholic drinks for consumption on premises to get licence.
Irish pubs also known as public houses were the working man’s alternative to the private drinking establishments frequented by those who could pay for entry.
The oldest law about Irish Pubs that is still in effect was enacted in 1735. It’s called Drink on Credit to Servants Act. It states that publican who sold a drink on credit to servants, labourers or other low-wage earners had no right to seek help from the law in recovering that debt.
In 18th century it became illegal to get married in a pub. You can get married at The Lennox Pub, Vancouver if you want.
The traditional Irish toast is “Sláinte” (SLAWN-chuh) which is the Gaelic equivalent of “cheers”.
The Lennox Pub is featured by TripAdvisor as TOP Irish bar in Vancouver three years in a row. Check out The Lennox 800, Granville Street. You will certainly love the experience.
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