MALE & FEMALE
Even for today's liberated career woman, walking into a bar and ordering a drink on her own still borders on indiscretion, or at least embarrassment.
But there is one kind of saloon where the post-college girl in her 20s enters without trepidationalthough having a roommate along helps. This is the fast-growing institution known as the "dating bar," which deliberately seeks the patronage of single males and females by providing the ambiance of a cocktail party mixed with the nostalgic roar of a fraternity blast.
The décor usually runs to dark paneling,...