Why The Tavern?

Welcome to The Digital Tavern. Founded in 2002, this site serves as a forum for the discussion of those things in life that are passionate to its authors and readers.

Why a Tavern? A Digital version no less?

Simple. Tavern comes from the Latin word taberna and the Greek ταβέρνα/taverna, whose original meaning was a shed or workshop. Some might describe it as an Inn for travelers, or a pub. Mostly, it’s a gathering place where you’ll find good food and drink and where the discussion is always lively.

Many legends who’ve somehow changed or cemented themselves in the pages of history frequented “taverns.” In New York City at the still operating Fraunces Tavern, the Sons of Liberty and other groups plotted the US revolution. George Washington frequented the tavern and in 1783  famously gave his farewell speech to his troops before retiring to Mount Vernon.

Not far from Fraunces Tavern visitors to NYC can also visit the White Horse Tavern, a mere hundred years younger than Fraunces Tavern, it became a hot-spot during the beat and bohemian era of the 50’s and 60’s. Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer and even Jim Morrison could be seen drinking and socializing at the tavern.

So taverns do have a place in history, and so The Digital Tavern is just another hangout where the  creative and inspired can always feel at home. Because here there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met.

So in the pages, between the lines and buried in the archives of the “Tavern” you’ll find observations, critiques and essays on things like:

  • Marketing & Messaging
  • Music
  • Macintosh
  • Motorcycles
  • Meandering Travels
  • Merlot and other great wines
  • More….

So all are invited to make your history here in The Digital Tavern. Because sometimes it’s just difficult to get all of us together in one physical page. So through these pages we can still feel home. Here in The Digital Tavern.