Friday, July 03, 2009

By Jove, I Think We've Done It!

The Irish Snug

What is a Snug? The history of the "snug" began in Ireland in the late 19th century. It was typically a small, very private room that had a frosted glass window, set above head height, accessing the bar. You paid a higher price for your beer in the Snug, but nobody could see you. It was not only the well off visitors who would use these rooms. The snug was for patrons who preferred not to be seen in the public bar. Ladies would often enjoy a private drink in the snug in a time when it was frowned upon for ladies to be in a pub. The local police officer would nip in for a quiet pint, the parish priest for his evening whiskey, and lovers would use the snug for their clandestine visits.

Well....I just got done putting a couple of coats of poly on the bar. And let me tell you, it's friggin awesome looking.

Here's a couple of shots......

I'm loving this bar. I believe we'll call it The Snug.

All we need the electric hooked up and Kevin is coming over early next week to do that. Oh, and I need to dress up the place with all the little chachki and stuff I've been collecting. Jewelry, if you will.


Pixel Peeper said...

Ooooh - it looks wonderful!

Interesting story about the snug. I'll just have keep hiding in the closet, LOL.

It looks like the perfect place to hang out with friends!

Peggy said...

I did not know the story of The Snug until the other night. Almost like it's kismet the way it turned out

Michelle said...

Ew don't talk about lovers and their clandestine visits while talking about my parents' house..