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#5 – McSorley's Old Ale House

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One of the oldest bars of New York "Old Beer House McSorley's Old Ale House" is located in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood, at East 7th Street #15.

All kinds of antiques, old newspaper clippings covering the walls, floors, sprinkled with sawdust, as well as the Irish waiters and bartenders give "McSorley's Old Ale House" atmosphere of old New York.

No souvenir was not removed from the walls of the bar since 1910. Many subjects are personal belongings of famous people. For example, the handcuffs fastened to the rail Barney belonged to Harry Houdini. Under the ceiling of the bar hanging "lucky bones." It is believed that they were hung by young people, who were going to the First World War. Those who returned, took off their bones. So the rest bones are from those people who never returned.

Now "McSorley's Old Ale House" has two mottos: "Behave properly or get out" and "We were here before you were born." Before 1970, the motto was "Good ale, raw onion and no ladies." Raw onion, however, can still be ordered with cheese slices.

#4 – Hofbrauhaus

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"The court brewery" is a huge beer restaurant with a garden, located on the square in Munich Platzl.

Hofbrauhaus is a restaurant by the area, it can accommodate 4,000 people, and in fact Hofbrauhaus is a bar. All visitors drink a beer and snack with bretzel. September 8, 1908 in the Hofbräuhaus "Lemonade scandal" occurred when one of the guests ordered a lemonade instead of beer. Manager of the restaurant was forced to serve unusual client, because the waiters categorically refused from this.

Hofbrauhaus is interesting by the fact that here hypothetically Vladimir Lenin and Adolf Hitler could meet. Both of them with great pleasure visited the main Munich bar, and even Hitler spent meetings of supporters.

And Lenin, who published the Munich newspaper "Iskra", rested there in the evenings with Nadezhda Krupskaya.

Private attraction of Hofbräuhaus is a metal cabinet with compartments for personal mugs of regulars. These cells are inherited.

#3 – La Bodeguita del Medio

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Bar Bodeguita del Medio, located in the Cuban capital, Havana, is known for two points.

Firstly, for people who visited it with pleasure, and if they get to stay in Cuba, and they became regulars. A small bar is proud of the fact that Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other celebrities often visited it. And secondly, in the Bodeguita Mojito cocktail was invented.

On the wall of the bar it is still possible to read the words, "My mojito in Bodega, my daiquiri in Florida," written by the hand of Ernest Hemingway.

#2 – White Horse Tavern

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This was once the legendary bar of New York is now quite unremarkable. However, restaurant is very popular due to the fact that it is here, at the bar poet Dylan Thomas drunk to death.

November 9, 1953 Dylan Thomas drank in the White Horse 18 whiskeys, lost consciousness, and a few hours later died in hospital. It is fair to say that the cause of death was not just alcohol (although that can kill not only a poet, but also a horse), and pneumonia, which Thomas suffered. So one death of not the greatest, but significant American poet made a bar legendary.

#1 – The Eagle and Child

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"Eagle and Child" is one of the oldest pubs in Oxford, operating from the XVII century.

In general, it would be a regular old pub if it has no such importance in world literature. Every Tuesday for 23 years, participants of literary circle "Inklings" gathered at the pub, which included writers JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. It is in the walls of the pub "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" were first read aloud, the books of great importance to millions of people.

Interestingly, it was allowed to miss an appointment only for a very good reason stated in writing or during the war, when the pub jammed a lot of soldiers, and all the beer bottles were drunk by the military. No beer no literature, Inklings thought, and moved to another location.

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