Bars exist in America, not beer parlors (nor beer parlours.) Haven't we been through this, before, for this one? --Connel MacKenzie 04:47, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Bars, saloons, lounges, joints, watering holes, holes, dumps, but never heard heer parlor. Probably a marketing term some bars are using to try to distinguish themselves from the others.--Halliburton Shill 06:17, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Added some quotations from Google books - seems to be more Canada than US. SemperBlotto 11:28, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Clarification: The same contributor entered beer parlour, but added this as the (impossible) US variant. In Canada, is this considered a typo of beer parlour? --Connel MacKenzie 18:06, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Hang on! In Britain we have pubs, (or under previous licencing regulations sometimes beer houses), but NOT beer parlours. The "posh" bar in a pub with several (rare nowadays) was usually called the saloon, and occasionally the parlour but never, AFAIK, at least in my lifetime, the beer parlour.
Looking at b.g.c., there are beer parlor hits from US Congress, a book on early interaction between native Americans and settlers, etc, 625 hits in all. Meanwhile there are only 345 hits for beer parlour and many of them Canadian. --Enginear 21:26, 6 February 2007 (UTC)