On the way back from a recent visit to the amazing Dzogchen Beara buddhist retreat centre in Castletownbere, I noticed “The Silver Dollar Bar” was now boarded up from disuse, although the original painted name board above the premises was still visible.
The person travelling with me suggested someone should use the name elsewhere. I agree with him; I’ve always loved the name and wondered what other graphically named public houses were out there.
Our e-book, Theory of Names, mentions some of our real-name favourities-
Anseo (meaning “here” in Gaelic)
The Hairy Lemon (in Dublin City Centre)
Smuggler’s Creek (in Rossnowlagh, County Donegal).
Alternatively, if given the challenge, what weird and wacky names for licquor bars could you compose?
We thought about the following-
The snake and the dog
The stripper’s refuge
The three blind men bar
Crystal balls, large and small
What lovely names for bars can you compose?