In the Foglio-verse as in real life, all manner of interesting stuff happens in the public watering holes. Here are some of the places fitting this description that have been named in the story (not all of them actually shown or visited, however).
|Name of bar/tavern/inn||1st mention||Location||Notes|
| TavernBrazen Pangolin||Beetleburg||The name "Brazen Pangolin" refers to The Scaly Anteater; obviously, this is an example of Foglio humor.|
|Island of the Monkey Girls||Paris||Zola "Heterodyne" worked there; Gilgamesh Wulfenbach was a patron.|
|The Busted Clank||Zumzum||Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer hangs out there when he's in town|
|The Rusted Swan||Sturmhalten||Dubious business practices, according to Aaronev Wilhelm Sturmvoraus|
|Gunnerkrigg Court||Mechanicsburg||Advertised on a billboard at the town walls. Indoor plumbing!|
|Burlew's Restaurant||Mechanicsburg||Advertised on a billboard at the town walls|
|Hetero Diner||Mechanicsburg||On the town square; features "seafood and land food"|
|Rinja's coffee shop||Mechanicsburg||Real name is evidently The Sausage Factory, seat of Mechanicsburg's shadow government (i.e., Van)|
|Last Walk Tavern||Mechanicsburg||Hangout for riff-raff when Castle Heterodyne first became a prison|
|Mamma Gkika's||Mechanicsburg||Doubles as a first-aid station for Jägermonsters|
- ↑ In the original black and white version of Volume 1, the word "Pangolin" on the sign for this tavern was obscured by a text balloon, so that only the last three letters were clearly visible. In the "colorized" version, the text balloon was moved to allow the entire sign to be read.