The first bar, created by the Sumerians after they were given the gift of beer by the gods, was known as the Ur-Bar. Although it has since been destroyed, its spirit lives on--in each age there is one bar that captures the essence of the original Ur-Bar, where drinks are mixed with magic and served with a side of destiny and intrigue.
Table of Contents
“An Alewife In Kish” by Benjamin Tate.
“Why the Vikings Had No Bars” by S.C. Butler.
“The Emperor’s New God” by Jennifer Dunne.
“The Tale That Wagged the Dog” by Barbara Ashford.
“Sake and Other Spirits” by Maria V. Snyder.
“The Fortune-Teller Makes Her Will” by Kari Sperring.
“The Tavern Fire” by D.B. Jackson.
“Last Call” by Patricia Bray.
“The Alchemy of Alcohol” by Seanan McGuire.
“The Grand Tour” by Juliet McKenna.
“Paris 24” by Laura Anne Gilman.
“Steady Hands and a Heart of Oak” by Ian Tregillis.