National Tavern Month Has Ohio Roots

Editorial-A +A
Published: 05/03/2011

Nearly six decades ago this month, an Ohio tavern owner was the impetus for a nationwide promotion that touted the neighborhood tavern as the “Friendliest Place in Town.”

For the 58th year, tavern owners throughout the country are celebrating May as National Tavern Month. The 2011 celebration is again sponsored by American Beverage Licensees, whose predecessor, the National Licensed Beverage Association, first unveiled the national tavern campaign in 1954.