Inside Bars

The East coast of the United States is full of places touting that George Washington once slept there. It seems to me that what Mr. Washington is to this country, Ernest Hemingway is to bars in other countries. It seems that any place Papa stopped in for a beer now has a bronze bust of him at the bar. And being the prolific drunk that he was, that translates to a lot of bronze. Of course, there were some bars that he spent real time in, even writing some of his books in, and fortunately (or maybe unfortunately if you’re a local) many of those bars are still around for English majors and other lit geeks to visit. I suggest any and all of the following next time you need some sinspiration.

“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend…

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