National Tavern Month Has Ohio Roots

Published: 05/06/2014

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.”

2014 marks the 61th anniversary of the designation of May as National Tavern Month. This year’s celebration is again sponsored by American Beverage Licensees, whose predecessor, the National Licensed Beverage Association, first unveiled the national tavern campaign in 1953.