Strong Drink is loved by many of the folk of the Seven Kingdoms. Although some people brew their own, few have the patience to do so. Most seek their drinks at taverns.
Taverns are common in most towns and cities of the kingdoms. Although many think of taverns and inns as interchangeable, taverns are more specifically places for drinking, while inns tend to be places for lodging. Few taverns offer Food of their own preparation, but if patrons bring in food from a local eatery, tavern-keeps won’t prevent them, and some will actually provide food through an agreement with a nearby cook.
Taverns often provide other services, such as pipes for smoking, private rooms for clandestine meetings, bards and dancing, and other such divertissements. Somewhat more elicit taverns might offer gambling, sales of drugs, or the services of whores.