18 Jan Fun Facts About Pubs: Things You May Not Know About Your Local Hangout!
English and Irish-style pubs have become a staple in Canadian culture and, for many of us, evoke warm feelings and memories of quality spent with those we love most. With deep roots in history, pubs are a great place to gather with friends, raise a toast (and win some trivia points) to the little moments that make life much more fun. At Setters Pub, we love nothing more than welcoming locals and visitors of Salmon Arm to our warm little neck of the woods and helping you celebrate all year round. Below, we’ll look at some fun facts you may not know about pub culture. Read on to learn more!
Where Do Pubs Come From?
The word pub is short for “Public House”, and while many of us are familiar with the cozy establishments you find in local neighbourhoods across BC, you may not realize how old pubs are! Pubs, or taverns as they used to be known, go all the way back to Roman times, making our tradition of getting together and sharing a drink ancient! Modern pubs and brewhouses as we know them today got their roots from the 19th century when pub owners began to use distinct building styles to help their pub stand out, a practice that can often still be seen in bars and pubs today!
When Did Beer Come to Canada
Beer was first introduced to Canada in the seventeenth century by European settlers, with the first commercial brewery opening in Quebec City back in 1668. Since then, we’ve seen countless breweries, pubs, and microbreweries popping up around the country, each with its own delicious offerings for local tap houses to carry. There’s no denying that Canadians love a good brew, and sipping some “homegrown” beverages while watching the game is a great way to unwind in true Canadian fashion!
What Sets a Pub Apart?
While there may be a lot of commonalities that you’ll find shared across most local pubs, there’s no denying that certain spots seem to have that extra something special that makes them the local favourite and worth visiting time and time again. At Setters, we know that it takes more than just a great location to make a pub stand out. For over 30 years, we’ve proudly been offering local residents of Salmon Arm, as well as the many visitors that frequent that Shuswap region mouth-wateringly good daily specials, the largest patio in towns, and plenty of screens to watch the game! Take advantage of our prime daily happy hour window of 2 PM – 5 PM, sample our daily specials, and feel free to grab a chair and stay a while…you’ll always be family here at Setters Pub!
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