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Discover the World’s Oldest Pubs Still Serving Today

For centuries, pubs have served as a gathering place for locals and travelers to connect over a pint. Not only are they cozy places to drink beer, cider, or whiskey, but they’re also important community centers. While the concept of the pub may be (almost) as old as time, there are many historic pubs that still exist today, offering insights into our deep-rooted attachment to these spaces. We rounded up some of the world’s oldest and most historic pubs – including a meeting place for our founding fathers and a tavern that dates back to 900 AD.

COURTESY OF SEAN’S BAR:
This pub dates back to 900 AD, and historians believe that it was frequented by Vikings. At well over a thousand years old, Sean’s Bar in Athlone, Ireland, is not only beloved by locals but also holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest pub in Ireland. As the pub has been continuously popular with locals and tourists over the centuries, it has gone through numerous changes and ownerships. Currently, it is owned by the Flanagan family, who are committed to preserving its historic charm while serving copious quantities of beer and whiskey. Read more…

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