The Tired Traveler's Tavern Guide

The Tired Traveler's Tavern Guide (new with alliteration) is the beginning of a compilation of taverns and tavern resources for travelers of all realms, should as they need a place to rest or munch. Whether you need a fully-fledged tavern with history and a table map, or just a name to get you started, this should get you off on the right foot.


This codex starts off with a compilation of Tavern names, which is a list of around a hundred names of good, average, and bad taverns to add to cities or quests as you like. After that is a series of tavern descriptions, with histories, stories, patrons, and building descriptions, should you need a fleshed-out setting for your characters or world. As I add more tavern descriptions to the list, I'll take their names off of the Tavern Name Compilation, to avoid repeats. Hopefully, in a few weeks I'll end up with a good variety for the community!

Note that the Compendium of Tavern Names is a scroll, and must be clicked on to view the list.


Article Codex

The Spirit's Pub By: MoonHunter
Locations • Establishment • Any

"You head down this back alley, and check that last door on the left. If it opens for you, you are in, one of the gang. If not, well you are not ready for the place yet. If you can't see that door on the left, you will never be one of us. " Silverwind, aka Alex O'Tor

The Rotten Bastard By: valadaar
Locations • Establishment • Other

There are scummy dives, and then there is The Rotten Bastard.

The Mausoleum By: Dragonlordmax
Locations • Establishment • Any

Many cemetaries have a church sitting just outside their walls. One cemetary has a bar.

Earlobe´s Tavern By: Ouroboros
Locations • Establishment • Any

A quintessential seedy dive, catering to the lowest of the low, but harbouring a few nasty secrets

Dragon Eye Tavern By: The Phantom Queen
Locations • Establishment • Any

The most expensive tavern in town boasts the finest of fare, entertainment, and more importantly, decor.

The Toads of Lichenbridge By: Murometz
Locations • Area • Swamp

The Jesk family inn.

Outsiders Inn By: Scrasamax
Locations • Establishment • Any

Maybe you should go find Outsiders, your kind isn't welcome around here...

Local taunt.

The Dog Pit Public House By: Dozus
Locations • Establishment • Any

'Bristlebane ale. Tall.'

Mathus looked up. He didn't recognize the man ordering, but he seemed the type: muscles beneath a layer of fat, a snarling expression with most of his teeth missing, fists like summer hams. 'You want it in a bottle?'

'From the tap.'

Mathus nodded. 'This way,' he said, stepping from behind the bar and into the back room, the 'customer' following.

A fresh-faced young man sitting at the bar looked around, confused. 'Bristlebane? Sounds adventurous.'

'You couldn't handle it, son,' an older man said from across the plank bar with a hint of derision. 'It'd right kick your ass.'

A Compendium of Tavern Names By: Spark
Locations • Establishment • Any

Taverns are the love of my life. This post is a compendium of around 100 tavern names, from fine dining to coarse fighting, to use in your campaign or world.

The Red Rakda By: CaptainPenguin
Locations • Plains • Establishment

A popular roadside establishment in the verdant hills and fields of Stalimsoth, the Red Rakda is famous for it's namesake, and also as a meeting place for the secretive Blue Cloaks.

The Full Goblet By: esaquam
Locations • Establishment • Other

The Full Goblet is a modest-sized, working-class tavern (public house), run by Hilgar. Hilgar is a bit over the hill and shabby, as is the general establishment. However, good solid fare at a decent value, and a regular and noisy clientele, keep the place in business, and the bar is also well-situated to bring in travellers.

The Stuck Chimney By: manfred
Locations • Establishment • Other

Long ago it was the 'Sleeping Bull' or something, but everybody calls it The Chimney nowadays. All because of the atmosphere, it is thicker than the soup they serve here, as some patrons like to claim.

Madam Pernouds Alehouse By: Scrasamax
Locations • Establishment • Any

Located in the lower part of the community, Pernouds is the epitome of sleazey establishments. The floors are dirty and smell of excretement, urine, and worse. The chairs are ramshackle built, and the tables are all in poor shape.

Bogmoors By: MoonHunter
Locations • Establishment • Swamp

Bogmoors has been here for 721 years. It started with an ale stop for the Imperial invaders. From there it has been a similar stop for every wave of invaders since then, as well as every local for a good walk's distance.

DiCarrigan's Den By: MoonHunter
Locations • Establishment • Any

DiCarrigan's Den has the appearance of a 'common house', but it is actually a club. Only those who are members (having paid their dues to the house. Their they gamble, drink, and socialize in proper splender.

The Stinking Rose By: MoonHunter
Locations • Establishment • Other

This tavern and common house (restaurant) looks like any other quaint building in the area. It is a good sized common house, serving upto 50 people comfortably. The Stinking Rose gets its name by the primary ingredient for its food - Garlic.

The Foolish Mage and Drunked Wizard Tavern By: Spark
Locations • Establishment • Any

Which is worse - a foolish mage or a drunken wizard? When halfmage Rolan Haraweir settled down to found a tavern in the Jewel City, this question became the basis for its name. The answer is still hotly debated over steaming mugs of spice-wine to this day.

The Closed Fist and Open Palm Tavern By: Spark
Locations • Establishment • Any

A closed fist and an open palm can solve all problems, at least according to the Jack of Irons. If you walk into this tavern, you might just receive both.

The Golden Frog By: Spark
Locations • Establishment • Any

This tavern is the place-to-be establishment of Shorenar Vas, a bustling riverside trade town of Veldea. Each night the tavern packs full of practically every man with a heavy pocket and a round stomach in the town. Should you be in the area, there's no place better for some good slop and a quick flop than the Golden Frog.

Inn Ye' Go By: Murometz
Locations • Establishment • Any

Got a good joke to tell?

Ye Alehouse of ye Ruddye Draggon By: Wulfhere
Plots • Coincidence • Side-Quest

Within the Ruddye Draggon, the landlord has more than fresh ale brewing. Can this landmark tavern be saved?

Inns and Taverns of Antioch By: MoonHunter
Locations • City • Any

In Antioch, the Inn and Tavern is an institution. You hit the corner or neighborhood tavern a couple of nights a week, if not every night. You go, eat, drink, socialize.

Those Characters in Inns and Taverns By: MoonHunter
NPCs • Extras • Domestic/ Craft

This scroll is for all those hardworking people that keep our adventurer's Inns and Taverns working.

The Dead Dragon By: Scrasamax
Locations • Establishment • Any

A den of mercenaries, murderers, bounty hunters and thieves...

? Responses (6)-7

Goto Author

Tarverns do not have to be the center of the adventurer's life. But some good stuff hidden around here.

Goto Author

Great initiative sparK!

Goto Author

Note that there is also a codex of Establishments, with a few taverns, too.

Goto Author

Because you need to have people for your taverns... I added the Those Characters in Inns and Taverns to this thread.

Goto Author

Added to it, but did not vote. Bad Valadaar!