Tavern, gin mill, nightclub, honky tonk, pub, saloon, café, bar. Whatever the nomenclature, a place to meet for a drink has been part of human culture for centuries.
From crowded college pubs with nickel drafts to places that serve good wine in a real glass, a dimly-lit bar can offer one of the most comforting welcomes you'll ever find.
Western New York's every nook and cranny is studded with interesting taverns-some of them have been around for over 150 years, while others opened last month. This month, we take you on a tour of some of our favorites!