This vintage image depicts three musicians playing Yankee Doodle Dandy during the American Revolution.
Food - Drink
Tavern Culture Played An Important Role In The American Revolution
Bars have always served social and cultural functions, which are alluded to in the word "pub" – short for "public house." This was especially true in the early days of the United States, when a Boston bar called the Green Dragon Tavern became ground zero for two of the seminal events associated with the American Revolution.
Several noteworthy organizations congregated in the Green Dragon Tavern, including freemasons and the Boston Caucus, but the most famous of all was the Sons of Liberty. This group allegedly devised the Boston Tea Party, one of the most important precipitating events to the American Revolution, while meeting at the tavern.
If this wasn't enough to ensure the Green Dragon Tavern's enduring fame, the bar was also supposedly the starting point for Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride to announce the British were coming in April of 1775. Given this legacy, it's no surprise that a contemporary Boston bar has been inspired to take the same name.