Grab your favorite alcoholic beverage and pull up a chair for today’s post. Two very different typographic takes on taverns. I’ve always been fascinated with neon lettering. The way the letters have to connect to keep the circuit going is like one giant ligature. And make no mistake, the Tribeca Tavern isn’t just a watering hole. You can EAT there too! What else needs to be said? EAT pretty much sums it up! Here’s a close up of the sign:

If you look closely at the first picture, there is another awesome sign above the red door photo bombing this sign. I see you Liquor Store

…and you’re just as awesome:

I thought these signs made an interesting comparison to the pictures my friend Kelly Luckett sent in from Madrid, Spain (thanks Kelly!). This bar, the Casa Alberto, was founded in 1827 and is the oldest bar in Madrid.

Check out that intricate lettering. That C sure has a tight grip on the A…since 1827! There’s no way he’s letting go. EVER.

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