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[[caption-width-right:350:Welcome to the Snuggly Duckling. The name may or may not be indicative of said place's character.[[note]]It isn't, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold until it is]].[[/note]]]]

There are several trends in naming bars and inns, but among the more interesting ones, particularly in HighFantasy, is the tendency to name it after an animal, specifically in the form of... "The Adjective Animal." Extra points for alliteration and/or a present participle (that is, an adjective derived from a verb by adding "-ing"). It often also involves colors: White Hart, Red (or Golden) Lion, White Horse, Black Bull.

There are several other naming conventions for pubs. Either describe an animal in a different grammatical form (such as The Hog's Head, from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', from the barrel volume hogshead and the UK pub chain of the same name) or have "The Adjective Noun," without referring to an animal (such as The Salty Spitoon, from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'') or linking two random nouns with a "&" (Elephant & Castle).

This is OlderThanPrint, going back to the European High Middle Ages. You obviously wanted your pub to have a name, so people can say "Join me at Alice's Tavern," instead of Bob's Tavern down the path. But since literacy wasn't that big a thing back then, just writing "Alice's Tavern" on a sign would likely lead to someone not knowing that you've got a pub here. Instead, you'd paint a picture of, say, a red duck on the sign, and then people could say "Meet me at the sign of the Red Duck."[[note]][[Main/BritishPubs This remains useful today for those who cannot read, such as those who just got quite blitzed and now need to call a taxi.]][[/note]]

This pattern was reinforced by the way that from the middle ages until the 18th century most houses in European cities and towns -- not just those that housed an inn or tavern -- were named after such a sign because nobody had yet thought of numbering houses.

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[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* The White Rabbit, on the Embankment in London, is a recurring location in ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Britain'' has the British inn "The Laughing Boar" ("''Le Rieur Sanglier''" in the original version, parodying English word order).
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Dave Trampier's ''ComicStrip/{{Wormy}}''. In the Dragon magazine #96 strip, the last page had a depiction of an underground town full of trolls and goblins. One of the establishments was named the Blind Giant Inn.
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* The "Blue Boar", traditionally the inn of choice of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[HilariousInHindsight The Red Lobster Inn]] from {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', which is where the Coachman often tends to hang out whenever he's not kidnapping boys, taking them to Pleasure Island, turning them into donkeys and shipping them to either the salt mines or the circus.
* The Snuggly Duckling, of Disney's ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', which despite the cute name is a borderline BadGuyBar.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A rather grisly example is The Slaughtered Lamb in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', which was later used in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and made into RealLife pubs in both New York and London.
* The Fiesty Goat in ''Film/EuroTrip''.
* ''Les Enfants du Paradis'' has the less than reputable tavern "Le Rouge-Gorge" (the French word for robin, literally "red throat"). As emerges during the scene, the name is actually a not-so-oblique reference to a previous landlord being found one morning with his throat cut.
* ''Dancing at the Blue Iguana'' is a story about five dancers at the Blue Iguana strip club.
* The Two-Headed Dog and The Famous Cock in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' are the only pubs out of the twelve to follow this formula. A few others (The First Post, The Old Familiar, The King's Head) are similar, but without animals. Incidentally, all of the film's pubs are named for ones that exist in real life.
* ''Snow Queen'' (2002) had the White Bear Hotel.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The "Prancing Pony" of Bree, the "Green Dragon" of Bywater and the Golden Perch Inn in Stock in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* Tortall, the setting of many of Creator/TamoraPierce's books, has a couple. Most notable is The Dancing Dove, but there is also a mention of a place called The Jugged Hare in Squire. ([[http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/516438 Jugged Hare is an English dish]]).
* The Sozzled Parrot in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl''.
* Creator/AgathaChristie wrote a novel (set at an inn) entitled ''The Pale Horse''.
* Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'' stories. The city of Lankhmar had three taverns of this type: the Silver Eel, the Golden Lamprey and the Whistling Fish.
* Notably averted in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' -- of the dozen or so drinking establishments on the Disc, the closest any of them gets to this is "The Mended Drum" (previously "The Broken Drum).
** There's one definite example: the Crimson Leech gets briefly mentioned at the very start of ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''. It may be a parody of The Silver Eel example above, since it's frequented by Bravd the Hublander and the Weasel.
** Back when it was the regular location of the Discworld Convention, the bar at the Hanover Hotel, Hinkley was the Snooty Fox. They've changed it since.
** As a reference to this, the tavern in Hanoverian Hinckley in the Discworld fandom fanfic ''TheTaleOfWestalaAndVilltin'' is the Unobtrusive Beagle. The main tavern in Anorankhmar, meanwhile, is "The Plummeting Lemming".
** The ''Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide'', having to name a whole load of pubs that were never mentioned in the books, goes to this well on several occasions, including the Green Dragon (formerly owned by the dragon-breeding Ramkin family), the Singing Hippo, and the Flaming Kookaburra ([[LandDownUnder FourEcksian]] embassy in the back room). The list of cafes also has the Plaited Pheasant and the Prancing Pony Tearoom.
* There's a Gaiman story where the pub was called the Dirty Donkey, only the picture on the sign looked more like a Pale Horse.
* ''[[Literature/{{Sten}} Vortex]]'', the penultimate book in the Sten Series, has "The Blue Bhor" although the fully sentient alien Bhor might take offense to being called an animal.
* The ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' series has the "Vulgar Unicorn". Several vague descriptions of the sign are given, most mentioning what it depicts as "physically improbable," or something.
* The Blue Boar in ''Literature/GreatExpectations''.
* Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels.
** Vlad sees two such sign on inns/pubs in ''Jhegaala'' and refers to them by their signage. However, the locals call the first pub by the owner's name.
** In the prequels featuring Khaavren, a scholar from the capital opens a pub in the countryside, ''doesn't'' do this, and has to have it explained to him that nobody in the area can read.
* The short story "The Most Precious of Treasures" by Desmond Warzel has The Talking Carp.
* The Literature/SherlockHolmes short story "The Adventure of the Priory School" has The Fighting Cock Inn.
* The location of Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Tales From The White Hart'', based on RealLife meeting place for London sf fans, the White Horse.
* Creator/AndreNorton's science fiction novel ''Uncharted Stars'' had The Diving Lokworm, a BadGuyBar where the protagonist goes to find a starship pilot. The Lokworm is an unwholesome alien creature.
* ''The Pink Rat'' the most prominent BadGuyBar in ''Literature/TheShadow'' pulp series.
* Fred Vargas' last novel has ''Le Sanglier Courant'' (''The Running Boar''), which is actually a restaurant but often serves as a meeting place for the main characters. For some reason, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Adamsberg]] insists on calling it ''Le Sanglier Bleu'' (''The Blue Boar'').
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' has The Grateful Turbot tavern.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** In Michael Stackpole's ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries X-wing: Wedge's Gamble]]'', the rogues meet in the Azure Dianoga Cantina.
** Michael Reaves' ''Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows'' features the Dizzy Dewback Cantina.
** ''Double Cross on Ord Mantell'', a short story by Michael Mikaelian published in Star Wars Galaxy 5 has the Drunken Bantha on Ord Mantell.
** James Luceno's ''Cloak of Deception'' has The Tipsy Mynock.
** Michael Stackpole's ''Dark Tide II: Ruin'' features The Violet Viska on Garos IV.
* The poem and drinking-song ''Altassyrisches'' by 19th-century poet Viktor von Scheffel is much better known by its first words "Im Schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon" ("In the 'Black Whale' in Ascalon").
* Creator/SMStirling's 'Dies the Fire'' (and several other Emberverse volumes) has The Hopping Toad, in Corvallis, Oregon.
* The backstory of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the Clanking Dragon, named for a multi-piece iron dragon sign that had a habit of clanking in the wind. After Robert's Rebellion and the fall of the Targaryen dynasty (whose sigil was a dragon), the sign was taken down, and it's now known only as "the inn at the crossroads."
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Played with on ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "The Big Squeeze", when Hannibal decides to use props from his movie producer friends to fake a new restaurant to lure in some Mafia extortionists.
-->'''Hannibal:''' (''in a faux Irish accent'') And we'll call it, ''The Naked Lady''.
* ''Series/ThreesCompany'' has The Regal Beagle pub where the characters sometimes hung out.
* ...Because ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' has the Mucky Duck.
* ''Series/ThePigAndWhistle'', a Canadian musical variety show set in a fictional English pub, broadcast on CTV from 1967 to 1977. Remembered less-than-fondly by an entire generation of Canadian children who had to suffer through it to get to the ''Series/WonderfulWorldOfDisney'', which aired immediately after.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Ed Greenwood used this one a lot in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting.
*** ''Volo's Guide to Waterdeep''. Inns: The Galloping Minotaur, The Grey Serpent, The Raging Lion, The Rearing Hippocampus, The Wandering Wemic. Taverns: The Blue Mermaid, The Crawling Spider, The Friendly Flounder, The Grinning Lion, The Red-Eyed Owl, The Sleeping Snake, The Sleepy Sylph, The Spitting Cat, The Spouting Fish, The White Bull. Nightclub: The Smiling Siren. Tavern and Fest-hall: The Gentle Mermaid. Tavern, Inn and Fest-hall: The Blushing Mermaid.
*** ''Volo's Guide to Cormyr''. Inns: The Dead Dragon, The Golden Unicorn, The Murdered Manticore, The Old Owlbear, The Red Stirge, The Roaring Griffon, The Snowbound Hound, The Wild Goose. Taverns: The Dancing Dragon, The Silvery Sembian Snail, The Sleeping Cat (restaurant)
*** ''Volo's Guide to the Dalelands''. Inns: The Black Horse, The White Hart. Taverns: The Drunken Lion, The Thirsty Pig
*** ''Volo's Guide to the North''. Inns: The Crowing Cockatrice, The Frost-Touched Frog, The Headless Troll, The Shining Serpent, The Sleeping Dragon, The Stone Stallion, The Whistling Stag, The White-Winged Griffon. Taverns: The Dancing Goat, The Dreaming Dragon, The Old Owl, The Sly Fox, The Talking Troll
*** ''Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast''. Inns: The Black Boar, The Dire Dragon, The Happy Hippocampus, The Jaded Unicorn, The Old Talking Ox, The Raging Lion (in Scornubel), The Running Stag, The Storm Griffin, The Wandering Wyvern, The Worried Wyvern. Taverns: The Dancing Bear, The Happy Cow, The Scarlet Stag
*** ''ForgottenRealms Adventures'' (those that aren't in the supplements above). Inns: Black Bear, The Black Cockerel, The Black Viper, The Bloody Boar, The Blue Cow, The Rising Raven, The Roaring Lion, The Spitting Cockatrice, Splurging Sturgeon, The Weeping Wyvern. Taverns: The Empty Fish, The Roaring Dragon, The Silly Satyr, The Stranded Fish (burnt out), The Tattooed Troglodyte. Inn and tavern: The Black Stag, The Blushing Mermaid (Baldur's Gate), The Naughty Nixie, The Weeping Unicorn
*** ''1st Edition ForgottenRealms Campaign Setting'' (those that aren't in the supplements above). Festhall: The Lavender Lion. Hardware Shop: The Copper Cockatrice. Inns: The Night Wolf, The Watchful Lynx. Taverns: The Black Rat, The Blinking Owl, The Dancing Dracolisk, The Drunken Dragon, The Golden Goblin, The Lame Camel, The Lazy Lizard, The Striking Snake, The Thirsty Thunder Beast, The Two-Headed Lion. Tack Shop: The Silver Stallion.
*** The Silver Lion tavern can be found in the city of Selgaunt in Sembia.
*** ''The Horde'' boxed set. The Red Sturgeon tavern is in the town of Almorel.
** The 1977 Holmes Basic D&D boxed set. In the sample dungeon the {{PC}}s could gather in the Green Dragon Inn (thus making this an early example of YouAllMeetInAnInn). The Green Dragon also appeared in one of Holmes' Boinger and Zereth stories: "The Sorceror's Jewel" in Dragon magazine #46.
** Modules
*** A3 ''Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords''. The city of Suderham had several examples. Taverns: Waltzing Werebear, Grimacing Gargoyle. Gambling Hall: Bouncing Bugbear. House of Ill Repute: The Wild Cat.
*** [=AC1=] ''The Shady Dragon Inn''. The Shady Dragon (called the Shady Dragon '''Tavern''' in the text) is a place where {{PC}}s can meet and join up with {{NPC}}s to go adventuring.
*** [=DG1=] ''The Shattered Statue''. The village of Volkumburgh has the Crimson Wyrm Inn.
*** [=GA1=] ''The Murky Deep''. The Purple Mermaid tavern can be found on the docks of the town of Whitton.
*** [=HHQ3=] ''Thief's Challenge''. The Grey Griffon pub and the Bloated Boar tavern can be found in the town of Hylock.
*** I10 ''Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill''. The small seaside town of Mordentshire has the Salty Dog tavern.
*** I12 ''Egg of the Phoenix''. The city of Fairway had the Red Wyvern Inn.
*** L1 ''The Secret of Bone Hill''. The Dying Minotaur Inn can be found in the city of Restenford in the Lendore Isles, in the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting.
*** TabletopGames/{{Ravenloft}} setting supplement ''Chilling Tales'', adventure "The Taskmaster's Leash". In the realm of Dementilieu, the Laughing Pig Inn can be found in the town of Chateaufaux.
*** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk''. In the title fortification can be found the Snooty Salamander Inn and the Merry Memory Moss Tavern (memory moss is a type of monster).
** ''Dragon'' magazine #37 adventure "The Pit of the Oracle". A Green Dragon Tavern can be found in the town of Narrion.
** ''Dragon'' magazine #73. An article about bounty hunters starts off with a short story that mentions the Laughing Trout Inn.
** ''Dragon'' magazine #132.
*** Article "All the Trappings". An example of a trap-based security system is that of the Grey Griffon Inn in the town of Phalanx.
*** The short story "Out of Hand" has the Lusty Lorelei tavern.
*** The article "The Ecology of the Aurumvorax" mentions a Red Lion tavern.
** ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine
*** Issue #176 short story "Time for an Experiment". One of the establishments near the Pavilion Fair is the Growling Owl Tavern.
*** Issue #272. The article ''Sleeping Dragon Inn'' describes the winner of the "Sleeping Dragon Inn" contest in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' #251. It was intended to be the setting for future ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' articles and ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine adventures.
*** Annual #5 has a random tavern name generator. One of the basic name formats is "The [Table 2] [Table 4]". Table 2 is "Adjectives" and Table 4 is "Creatures".
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine
*** Issue #7, adventure "The Matchmakers". The city of Povero has the the Gray Whale pub.
*** Issue #16 adventure "Vesicant". The NotSoSafeHarbor pirate port of Scrape has the Pukin' Buzzard Ale Inn.
** ''Imagine'' magazine issue #21, adventure "For Whom the Bell Tinkles". The {{PC}}s start the adventure in the White Weasel inn.
** The Net supplement ''50 D&D Bar Encounters" had The Elven Hare, The Bloody Bunny, The Dirty Troll, The Noble Hound and The Rotten Fish.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' setting, Lord Robilar owned The Green Dragon Inn in the city of Greyhawk. This inn also appeared in the ''AD&D'' Coloring Album for children.
** Mayfair Games' Role Aids
*** ''Dark Folk''. The Green Dragon Inn can be found in the town of Aspregull.
*** ''Dwarves''. The town of Ostahar has the Blue Beetle and Racing Willibs taverns.
* ''The TabletopGame/RedDragonInn'' is a board game about drinking games, which can trivially be turned into a DrinkingGame itself.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** ''Native American Nations Vol. 2'', adventure "Eye of the Eagle". The city of Kemano in the Tsimshian Nation has a tavern called The Randy Sasquatch.
** ''Seattle Sourcebook'' (1990).
*** Bar: The Filthy Dragon, The Green Fish, The Lost Unicorn
*** Hotels: Gold Lion Inns (also a BlandNameProduct for RealLife Red Lion Hotels)
*** Restaurants: The Big Rhino, The Shy Giant
*** Stores: The Green Nymph, The Silver Slug.
** ''London Sourcebook''. White Lion Hotels and The Lounging Lizard nightclub.
** ''Neo-Anarchist Guide to Real Life''. Nightclubs: The Chrome Stallion in San Francisco and The White Elephant Saloon in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
* Judges Guild
** ''City State of the Invincible Overlord (Revised)'' had several of them.
*** Brothels: Happy Harpy
*** Inns: Golden Lamprey
*** Taverns: Dewy Dryad, Flipping Frog, Prancing Ki-Rin Saloon, She-Devil, Singing Squid, Wild Boar
*** Inn/Tavern: Blue Dolphin, Bonny Black Bear, Crummy Crab, Green Goblin, Sea Nymph, Silver Eel
*** Flop Houses: The Water Dog
** Pegasus magazine #3, ''Isle of the Blest'' (sic): The Red Hydra and Smiling Mermaid Inns.
** ''The Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor''. The title fortress had the Iron Stallion Inn.
** ''Druids of Doom''. The village of Wili's Holding had The Leaping Groundhog inn.
** ''Verbosh''.
*** Inside the title city can be found the following inns: The Red Roc, The Flying Falcon, and the Galloping Goblin.
*** In the town of Wartenberg are Ardent Ogre alehouse, the Wandering Wyvern inn and the Stalking Wildcat mead hall.
** The ''Lost Man's Trail'' supplement (2010) has the Fat Deer Inn.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' main rules had a picture of the signboard of an inn called "The Gilded Toad".
* ''Dark Dungeon'' RPG supplement ''Samaris, Island of Adventure''. The Green Dragon Inn can be found in the city of Southport.
* ''Dangerous Journeys/Mythus'' RPG. The main rulebook includes the scenario "High Time at the Winged Pig", which takes place at an inn called The Winged Pig.
* ''Atlantis: The Lost World'' generic RPG setting. City of Atlantis: the Silver Unicorn and Gilded Dragon taverns. City of Tang in Khitai: the Red Bird Inn.
* R. Talsorian Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}'', supplement ''Night City''. One of the city's Chinese restaurants is called The Silver Dragon, and a bar is called The Night Owl.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''
** ''Dark Designs'', adventure "Eyes for the Blind". The Black Lion Hotel can be found in in Truro.
** ''Masks of Nyarlathotep''
*** Chapter 2 "London". The Laughing Horse pub can be found in the village of Lesser-Edale in Derbyshire.
*** Chapter 5 "Shanghai". The Stumbling Tiger bar in Shanghai where the {{PC}}s can contact Jack Brady.
** ''Cthulhu By Gaslight'', adventure "The Yorkshire Horrors". In the town of Northallerton, the Investigators can obtain useful information by talking with a madman at the Red Rooster Inn.
* The online PDF supplement ''100 Pub, Tavern, and Inn Names'' has the following examples: The White Hart, The Prancing Horse, The Dancing Bear, The Old Griffon, The Bawling Orc, The Charging Boar, The Hopping Troll, The Black Charger and The Jumping Trout.
* ''[[http://empcho.bizhosting.com/Compleat_Arduin_intro_thru_CH1_book1.pdf The Complete Arduin]]'' version of ''Arduin Adventures''. A picture has a view of Elric's Castle as seen from Red Lantern Street. One of the buildings has a sign that says "The Dancing Termite", presumably an inn or tavern.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}'' ''Shadow World'' setting supplements
** ''Cyclops Vale''. The mining town of Coronan has the Blue Dragon Inn.
** ''Quellbourne: Land of the Silver Mist''. The Raging Threk Inn can be found in the town of Kelfour's Landing.
** ''Star Crown Empire and the Sea of Fates''. The Red Eagle Inn in the town of Borbinak.
** ''Kingdom of the Desert Jewel''. The Restless Khabak Inn in the nome (province) of Meyaat in the country of Gethrya.
* ''Star Wars''
** ''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition'' features the Dancing Dewback.
** ''Star Wars Adventure Journal 5'' has the Laughing Bantha.
** The ''Living Force'' adventures ''Quarters'' and ''Peaces'' featured the Raging Rancor Cantina on Genarius.
** In ''Polyhedron 86'' a group of rebels visits the Ravaging Wardog Cantina.
* Chaosium's ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}''
** Adventure ''Stealer of Souls''. The four merchants who hired Elric to kill Nikorn ask Freyda Nikorn to meet them at the Purple Dove Tavern in Bakshaan.
** ''Stormbringer Companion'' adventure "Hall of Risk". One of the possible adventure rationales, "Quest for the Sybil", has the {{PC}}s meet their patron at the Screaming Gull Inn.
** ''Demon Magic: The Second TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}} Companion'' adventure "The Velvet Circle". The {{PC}}s are sent to the town of Fakash, where they are to meet a man named Chunloom at the Black Camel Inn.
* ''Kobolds Ate My Baby'' 3rd edition. The sample village of West Bumble has the Screaming Unicorn Tavern. The [[ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping barkeeper is washing the three unbroken glasses in the place]].
* Mayfair Games' ''Chill'' supplement ''Veil of Flesh''. One of the Ganabes is hiding out at the Blue Baboon Tavern.
* ''Chivalry & Sorcery'' adventure ''Stormwatch''. The town of Wyndhaven has the Golden Lyon (Lion) tavern.
* Flying Buffalo's ''Citybook'' series.
** ''Citybook I: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker'' had the Diamond Spider Tavern.
** ''Citybook II: Port O' Call'' had the Scotch Woodcock Fishery.
** ''Citybook III: Deadly Nightside'' had the Singing Frog Sanctuary.
** ''Citybook VII: King's River Bridge'' had the Guzzlng Gargoyle tavern.
* ''TabletopGames/LejendaryAdventures''. The introductory adventure "Moon Slaves" had the Savory Swine tavern.
* Quietly lampshaded in a (black and white) illustration in a ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement (may have been ''Kingdom of Champions'', which dealt with Britain) in which then-iconic villainous martial artist Green Dragon is visibly pondering the sight of an inn, pub, or similar establishment with an obvious dragon sign...
* ''Dying Earth'' RPG adventure "[[http://www.dyingearth.com/violetcusps_files/Exasperating.zip The Exasperating Cadaver]]" on the Dying Earth website. One of the places the {{PC}}s will visit is the Loud Oyster tavern in Canal Town.
* ''Encounter Critical''.
** The starter module in the main rules has the [=PC=]s meet their patron at the Rusty Sighing Panther Tavern.
** ''Asteroid 1618'' supplement. The Domed City has the Phasic Dragon Pub, which is almost entirely patronized by adventurers.
* ''It Came from the Late, Late Show''. In the adventure "The Iron Fist of Shao-Lin vs. the Dragon Ninjas", the {{PC}}s will go to the Inn of the Red Foo-Dog to find out who sent the thugs to attack the Shao-Lin temple.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The Hunted Stag in ''Theatre/TooManyGirls''.
* The White Horse Inn on the Wolfgangsee from ''The White Horse Inn'' (''Im weißen Rössl'').
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* A [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/27087639@N00/5391093707/ sign]] for "The Green Dragon" can be seen in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland's]] ''Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.''
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Too many in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' to mention.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has the Six Fishes Inn and the Black Shalk Cornerclub. The Winged Guar (guars being a species native to Morrowind often used as beasts of burden) appears in the ''Tribunal'' expansion.
** "The Drunken Dragon Inn" and "The Gray Mare" from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
** And "The Bannered Mare", "The Sleeping Giant Inn", and "The Winking Skeever" from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
* The Stray Sheep bar from ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', if non-fantasy examples count.
* From ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'': "The Wayward Lobster", "The One-Eared Bugbear Inn", and (in a pirate-themed zone) "Salty Wench Tavern".
* "The Swarthy Hog" from ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder''
* "The Crippled Burrick Inn" from the second ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game. (Burricks are the appropriately [[LowFantasy down-to-earth version]] of dragons in the game's universe.)
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
** Stormwind has both the Blue Recluse and the Slaughtered Lamb.
** The Horde hearth location in Dalaran is "The Filthy Animal", coming as close to this page's title as one can get.
* The Golden Lion pub in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline''.
* The Drunken Rat from ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale''.
* La Volpe Addormentata (Italian for The Sleeping Fox) is an inn and the thieves headquarters in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''.
* The Naughty [[MixAndMatchCritters Ottsel]] (formerly the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Hip Hog Heaven]] Saloon) in the ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series, which is the LocalHangout / GoodGuyBar and is actually run by Daxter when he's not out adventuring. Torn commandeers the place for a makeshift southern HQ for the Freedom League in ''Jak 3'' after our heroes are thrown out of the city (Daxter is not pleased, but otherwise rolls with it) and it serves as the gang's meeting spot whenever they're in Haven City in ''Jak X''.
* The Octarine Parrot in ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** The Sunken Sarlacc Cantina in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
** ''Star Wars: Cantina'' features the Thirsty Bantha on Tatooine.
* ''Temple of Apshai''. The game's instruction booklet has a prologue called "The Adventures of Brian Hammerhand". After Brian arrives in a small village he gets a drink in the Wallowing Whale tavern.
* In Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''Cutthroats'', your character stays in a scruffy room at the Red Boar Inn.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. Vizima, capital of Temeria has The Hairy Bear Inn. It has everything from gambling and illegal fist-fighting to drug dealing, borderline prostitution, and even gang warfare.
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''. One area in the game is a bar called the Salty Oyster.
* The Slaughtered Calf Inn from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', where you first meet Leah.
* The Drunken Pig from ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}''
** [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=284 The Black Dragon]]
** [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1607 The Hotfae Cafe]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' feature the Tough Fish Cafe (where we first met some of the main characters, and we return to it every once in a while).
* The ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/12/07/the-vault-of-winter-part-one The Vault Of Winter]]" features the Silver Unicorn
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s The Drunken Clam.
* Iroh's tea shop, The Jasmine Dragon, in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* "The Golden Pheasant" from ''WesternAnimation/AlbertTheFifthMusketeer''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Gangsters" has a nightclub called The Blue Monkey.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the Krusty Krab restaurant owned by Mr. Krabs.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Dirty Duck is a well-known pub in Stratford-upon-Avon where actors from [[RoyalShakespeareCompany RSC]] productions traditionally can be found hanging out after a performance.
* "Schwarzer Bär" (black bear) is the name of a hotel in Jena which continues the tradition of a medieval guesthouse which counted Martin Luther among its patrons.
* The Laughing Lion is a restaurant located in Dover, New Jersey.
* The Red Lobster restaurant chain in the U.S.
* The Red Lion is a chain of hotels in RealLife, as well as being the most common real-life pub name in England.
* Creato/RichardWagner was born in the house "Zum rot-weißen Löwen" ("At the (sign of the) Red-and-White Lion") in Leipzig in 1813. That city is also home to Germany's oldest existing coffee-house "Zum arabischen Coffee-Baum" ("At the Arabian Coffee-Tree").
* Some unusual ones in the UK:
** The Bleeding Wolf -- Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire
** Drunken Duck -- Hawkshead, Cumbria
** Mad Dog -- Odell, Bedfordshire
** The Sociable Plover -- Portsmouth
** {{Ye Olde|ButcheredeEnglishe}} Thirsty Pig -- Maidstone, Kent
* The Horny Bull is a restaurant/cafe/bar in Tauranga, New Zealand.
* The Battered Beaver, Oakdale, CA
* The Winking Lizard is a tavern in Northeast Ohio.
* San Diego, California, U.S.
** Bar/Tavern: The Black Cat, The Blind Burro, The Pink Elephant, Rockin Baja Lobster, The Salty Frog, The Sand Crab, The Silver Fox
** Bar and grill: Blue Frog, Blue Parrot, The Jumping Turtle, Red Fox Room, The Tickled Trout, The Tin Fish
** Cocktail Lounge: Nite Owl, Red Parrot
** Dance Club: The Tipsy Crow
** Pub: Flying Elephant, The Regal Beagle (named after the ''ThreesCompany'' pub under LiveActionTV above).
** Restaurant: Blue Jay Lodge, Red Marlin, Red Fox Steakhouse, The Smoking Goat
** Restaurant and bar: Lazy Dog
** The U.S. Naval installation on San Clemente Island off the coast of San Diego has a bar called the Salty Crab.
* The famous 6th Street in Austin, Texas is home to several of these - Chuggin' Monkey, Dirty Dog Bar, and Dizzy Rooster, to name a few.
* One of the most famous cafés in Paris is ''Les deux Magots'' ("the two monkeys").
* Nantwich (a town in Cheshire, England) has the Red Cow pub.
* The Dutch city of Rotterdam has ''De witte aap'' ('The White Monkey'), once voted 'best bar in the world' by Lonely Planet readers.
* U.S. country singer Brad Paisley gets his morning cup of coffee at a coffeehouse called the Frothy Monkey in Franklin, Tennessee.
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