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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Inn Ye' Go By: Murometz ( Locations ) Establishment - Any

Got a good joke to tell?

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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.

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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.

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Outsiders Inn By: Scrasamax ( Locations ) Establishment - Any

Maybe you should go find Outsiders, your kind isn’t welcome around here…

Local taunt.

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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.

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The Dead Dragon By: Scrasamax ( Locations ) Establishment - Any

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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Mausoleum By: Dragonlordmax ( Locations ) Establishment - Any

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

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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.

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The Rotten Bastard By: valadaar ( Locations ) Establishment - Other

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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The Toads of Lichenbridge By: Murometz ( Locations ) Area - Swamp

The Jesk family inn.

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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.

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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?

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Voted KendraHeart
January 1, 2006, 13:48
Tarverns do not have to be the center of the adventurer's life. But some good stuff hidden around here.
Voted Ancient Gamer
January 4, 2006, 20:54
Great initiative sparK!
January 5, 2006, 3:27
Note that there is also a codex of Establishments, with a few taverns, too.
Barbarian Horde
April 12, 2006, 8:33
This is crap! What the heck are you talking about
December 15, 2006, 15:52
Because you need to have people for your taverns... I added the Those Characters in Inns and Taverns to this thread.
Voted Fallen Angel
August 13, 2009, 3:23
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Voted valadaar
April 9, 2013, 13:14
Added to it, but did not vote. Bad Valadaar!

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