Oh the joys of drinking. JP from The Selvedge Yard has some great selections from the LIFE image archive of bars in America and a few overseas. The different taverns profiled in this collection date around the late 30’s to late 60’s. With the variety of images from different eras and places, the post gives us a closer look into the types of cultures that gathered around their favorite watering hole for some much needed alcoholic relief. From The Selvedge Yard: “America has a longtime love affair with drinking and bars– alcohol seems to be the magic elixir for all our worries, and the hazy comfort of a favorite bar can be like collagen for our souls. Just seeing all the shiny glasses & colorful bottles lined-up and ready for business is comforting, and seems to put all things in order.”
See some of the bar images after the jump or visit The Selvedge Yard.
Source: The Selvedge Yard