Год издания: 2006
Издатель: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd
Количество страниц: 216
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The pub scene across the world is characterised by its casual warmth and conviviality. It has none of the pretences or formality of a restaurant or cocktail bar. It is the relaxed setting in which friends and strangers alike can choose to meet. The pub is where we go to celebrate a special occasion with a group of chums, but also where we might go to flirt intimately with a prospective lover. It is a comfortable destination for seeking out the company of others. Whether located on a street corner in the Scottish Highlands, Munich or New Zealand, a favourite pub is defined by its own distinct atmosphere and character. Pubs are distinguished as much by their interior decor, as by the beer and liquor they sell and the customers that mingle around the bar. These qualities combine to give a local its particular appeal, with a draw far beyond its immediate locality. These very unique, idiosyncratic attributes of pubs, which were once taken for granted, are now in real danger of extinction, as bar chains with standardised designs and drinks menus are rolled out across city centres and main streets. Turning its back on the trend towards homogeneity of todays watering holes, Pub Scene celebrates the often exuberant, sometimes elegant decor, and always singular, wow factor of public drinking places, whether they are big or small, traditional or contemporary. In her engaging and anecdotal style, author Jane Peyton describes some of the worlds best looking pubs, including British Victorian Gin Palaces, classic Art Nouveau Belgian cafe bars, Germanys Beloved bierkellers, Australias amazing beachside beer-gardens and Americas notable brew-pubs.