This magazine article was found in an old copy of Atlantic Insight that I bought at a second-hand bookstore. It’s basically a snapshot of a bar in transition. Historically the St. John’s Corner Tavern was a “men only” bar. By 1979 it was admitting women but on a gradual basis. I found this to be interesting mainly because I did not know that men only bars were common. My experience, which is only recent, is that men more often go to bars to find/see women, not to avoid them.
The article describes the Corner Tavern as being on the corner of Hayward Avenue and Fleming Street. Today there is another bar in the same area called The Georgetown Pub. It’s shown below. I am not sure if this is the same bar as the St. John’s Corner Bar but it’s does inhabit the corner of those same streets.