1. Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright hung out.
Bill and the UN Ambassador pub hopped with the Czech President Vaclav Havel during a NATO trip.
2. Important papers were signed by Churchill and FDR.
In 1941 Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter. In Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, over many rounds of beer, the two discussed war aims and outlined a postwar system.
3. The cast of “Cheers” drank at a real bar.
Life imitated art for the cast of “Cheers”. The cast got to step into the real life Cheers bar in 2001 during the grand opening in Boston.
4. The Ernest Hemingway challenge.
Ernest Hemingway was at a bar drinking a beer and having a good ole time, when one of his pals challenged him. They bet that he could not write a 6 word story. He accepted that challenge and wrote “for sale: baby shoes, never used”. Ernest Hemingway then stated that it was his best work.
5. Obama “found himself” in Ireland.
In 2011 during a tour of Ireland, President Obama reconnected with his roots. While in Moneygall, the hometown where his great-great-great grandfather was born, Obama stopped into the Ollie Hayes pub and had a beer.
6. The “Gift of The Magi” was written.
In 1864 Author O. Henry wrote one of his finest works over a beer. At Pete’s Tavern in New York City, the author wrote The Gift of The Magi while sipping on a house ale.
7. Prince Charles and Camilla became everyday people (briefly).
During a visit to Liverpool, Prince Charles and Camilla found themselves walking past a rundown pub. Onlookers spotted the prince and hollered at him jokingly suggesting that he come inside. Much to the surprise of everyone, he did! Over a beer, Prince Charles proved he was just one of the guys.
8. Abe Lincoln relaxed with a cold one.
After giving his famous Cooper Union Address in 1860, Lincoln went to McSorely’s in New York City and celebrated with a beer. It’s still there, if you’re so inclined to follow in his footsteps.
9. Bob Dylan jammed while Alan Ginsburg wrote.
In the 1960s, Bob Dylan would perform at Cafe Wha in New York City while drinking a few beers, and Alan Ginsburg would get inspiration for his writing.
10. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien had writing sessions together
From the late 1930’s to the early 1950’s C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien met every Thursday evening a the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford, England. They would meet in the private room in the back called the Rabbit Room to discuss their writing and give feedback.