While there’s a pub on every block of the UK that’s older than anything you’ve seen before, The US still holds their own when it comes to historic watering holes. You have to take the year of opening with a grain of salt, as most of these places didn’t operate for some period in their history, but that doesn’t make the drinkin’ less historically awesome. Here are the best antique bars in our great (and boozy) country.
White Horse Tavern, Newport – 1673
This Rhode Island haunt was actually constructed in 1652, but didn’t become a tavern until 19 years later. It was operated in the 18th century by a pirate (awesome) named William Mayes and served as a boarding house for troops during the Revolutionary War.