Pubs And Clubs
Drink and be merry
Pubs and clubs are places of refreshment and entertainment. They also see much business being conducted, good and bad.
Sailors would often arrive at a port after a voyage of many months. In sailing ship days especially, they may have suffered considerable hardships: storms, being constantly wet, living on very poor food. What they looked forward to was `a run ashore` once they were paid off and received the money they were due. Pubs and clubs grew up to help them spend it as quickly as possible. Indeed, the roads just outside docks were thick with pubs, clubs, dance halls, cafes, restaurants and brothels.