All bars have rules. But most of the rules are pretty much the same: pay for your drinks, don't get too rowdy, you have to wear shoes, don't play Hey Ya! three times in a row on the Touch Tunes even if everyone actually really seems to be enjoying it and it was your own hard earned money you put in there. But some bars have much, much more specific rules.
These bars have some house rules that may make you wonder why exactly they need to be so strict.
Or, if you’re someone who loves rules, which let’s be honest some of us are, they will make you very, very happy. Either way, here are a bunch of bars that have super specific rules.
Are you a grammar nerd? Maybe this bar is the place for you.
At The Continental in New York, they got tired of hearing people use the word “literally.” So they banned it, and whoever is saying it. At this bar, you get kicked out if you dare utter the word “literally” (which honestly seems a little harsh, it’s literally not the end of the world if someone slips in a few “literallys” every once and awhile).
Look, we all know people use the word “literally” when they should be saying “figuratively” but isn’t there some poetry in the fact that somehow through frequent use we managed to make a word refer to the exact opposite of what it actually means? And everyone still knows what we are talking about? The English language is fluid and beautiful and… anyway, moving on.
Look, we all know people use the word "literally" when they should be saying "figuratively" but isn't there some poetry in the fact that somehow through frequent use we managed to make a word refer to the exact opposite of what it actually means?
And everyone still knows what we are talking about? The English language is fluid and beautiful and… anyway, moving on.
This bar somehow makes the stock market fun.
At the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, Michigan, beer prices change according to how many people in the bar are buying beer, just like the stock market. There is a big board that displays the current prices of beers depending on demand. Every once and awhile the market will crash and one beer will be super cheap!
The Burp Castle in New York wants you to keep your voice at a respectable volume.
You can get shushed for talking above a whisper at this New York bar. This would be a difficult bar to attend for some of us who may or may not be able to control the volume of our voice.