What are the Basic Differences Between a Bar and a Pub?

Almost everybody in the contemporary period has experienced the excitement of a bar or a pub or both but many of us often know the differences between a bar and a pub. Many people say especially while giving their opinion on different articles on bars and pubs in the comment box that they seldom see the differences in the bars or pubs which look-alike in the contemporary bars or pubs. They are obviously true in some context because both bars and pubs serve almost similar services with very few technical or basic differences. Get into the Mad Hatter Pub in order to experience the excitement of the bar as well as a pub.

The pub through a historical point of view is some sort of public house where the Britishers used to drinking ale which was then called public houses or alehouses. The ale is one of the oldest served alcoholic drinks made out of fermented malt and the English ale have been very famous and popular. On the other hand, the bars got popular in the US as the places where hard liquor and brewed spirits were served. The name bar of the bars has been derived from the concept of the counter where alcohol was served which was often separated by a bar and thus everybody started calling it as a bar.

The British or Irish pubs are calmer and relaxed with no obstructive or loud music. The pubs have been a place frequently visited both by old and young clientele. On the other hand, bars open at 11AM and close by a little more than midnight in the UK. The bars usually have younger clientele with dance floors, loud music or DJs. The usual patrons of bars generally bar hops or in other word move from one bar to the other. The bars are often frequented in the evening and remain open past midnight.

Both pubs mostly serve large varieties of beer, wine and cider. You can find minors accompanied by adults in the pubs because of their full menu. On the other hand, bars emphasize on the liquor rather than food and seen specialised in a large selection of cocktails in addition to alcoholic beverages. The pubs are more specific on food menu in comparison to bars and many traditional British pubs’ menu includes fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, steak and ale pie, Sunday roast, pastries and Ploughman’s lunch.