So many places I wished I'd visited! The Inn of the Last Home is an excellent add. Milliway's would be a lot of fun, although I suspect the clientele at either the Prancing Pony or the Leaky Cauldron would be more entertaining. No tubas at the Mos Eisley cantina, however the band does swing.
The inn itself is built in the boughs of a Vallenwood tree and has a reputation for excellent hospitality. The innkeeper, a fat, jovial fellow named Otik Sandeth, is famous for his ale and his delicious spiced potatoes.
If the Inn of the Last Home (from DragonLance) had been on the list I would have had a really hard decision. But without that, Milliway's is is the obvious choice for me followed by the The Prancing Pony.
Regardles, this has to be one of the best polls I have seen in a long time!! ++!!
Thanks go to psini for reminding me about the White Hart, the Old Phoenix and the Broken/Mended Drum, to kyle for the Draco Tavern and the Mos Eisley Cantina, to smokemachine for Moe's Bar, Gavin for the Last Chance Saloon, mandarin for the Titty Twister, and martin for the Leaky Cauldron and NYC (Nick's jazz club).
Most of all, I prostrate myself in front of tye for reminding me about Rick's Cafe American and the Blue Parrot, and inspiring the title of the poll.
Some of the bars listed are famous because of the work of fiction they are a part of (Casablanca, Star Wars, the Harry Potter books, etc.). Some are famous because they are a plot device for stories to be told at (like the White Hart, where Arthur C. Clarke had patrons telling tales to one another, or Callhan's, where Spider Robinson did something similar).
I don't drink, but I read voraciously and love old movies. Some of the places listed above are old friends. I hoped the links would help jog the memory of others (just as people who suggested some of the names helped jog mine).
If you have a question about a specific place, mention the name. Someone here will be happy to talk about it.
Of course, you really can go to Cheers.
You realize that there is (or at least was) a bar called "Bull and Finch Pub" in Boston, upon which the TV show was loosely based? At least that's the tale in Boston.
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