On a recent trip to Lebanon, I stumbled upon this bar in Beirut. My immediate thought was whether the bar-owners were considering legal action against Mark Zuckerberg’s social network of the same name.
My second thought was to pop my head through the door to see what a Facebook bar looks like inside.
I’m sorry to report it was just like any other bar, except it had Facebook colours and logos throughout. It was a very nice bar, as it happens.
I did a little digging and found this article in The Daily Star, Lebanon: Facebook Pub brings cyber-social net to real world.
The waitress is quoted as saying: “The whole idea is that people come here to meet one another and see their friends,” she said. “It is a great concept.”
A great concept indeed, and one that bars have been adhering to for hundreds of years.
And you’d never know the bar has absolutely no affiliation with the social network, given that it uses exactly the same logo, font ‘n all.