During the four years that I photographed in Uptown, I rarely went into a bar. Bartenders almost always wanted to protect the privacy of their patrons. But on one occasion, a friend introduced me to these men and they invited me in. The bartender went along for the ride. It was hard to find a commercial block in Uptown during the mid-1970s that didn’t have a bar. Many blocks had multiple places to whet your whistle. This is a rare glimpse inside one. It had a nautical theme. Note the fish nets and inflatable fish hanging from the ceiling. Numerous beer cans had been thrown into the nets. Perhaps their function was to protect the bartender. Note that one man is drinking straight whiskey and the other is drinking a quart bottle of Budweiser.