Taverns in Salem
Salem's first tavern was on Winter Island.
In 1679, John Clifford was licensed to keep a "victualing house" on the island.
Before the 1700's, another common name for these places was "ordinaries" or "inns" where travelers could get food and drink.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Taverns
Annals of Salem Vol. I, p. 194, 416-25, 516
Essex Institute Historical Collection Vol. 3, p.110
"Tales of Salem's lost- lost hotels, taverns and ordinaries" Essex County Chronicles Salem News, Oct. 29, 2007, p. 7