Architecture Digest -Local Bars


Not within the pages of Architecture Digest April issue 2006

In many Rum shops in Trinidad and Tobago, you just have to walk towards the back and pass by a special room generally occupied by “All-Fours” card players. If you may glance through the bead curtain, there is an atmosphere of heavy drinkers, smokers and gamblers. Sooner or later you’ll hear the sound of a full hand of cards thrashing against the plywood table followed by a ruckus outburst, “Pa pa yo…. I take yuh Jack!”


Trinidad Aesthetic – A gambling bar room with a plywood veneer table and matching set of black iron chairs

The Brooklyn Bar’s table with matching iron chairs and blue stenciled wallpaper works with the beige floor tiles.


Whats inside a Rum shop

This is the front part of a popular bar in Port of Spain called “Brooklyn Bar” which serves patrons intoxicating liquor. “Two intoxication drinks please”.
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Terms and meaning

All Fours is the national card game of Trinidad and Tobago.

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