Taverns or inns are public meeting houses where customers can receive food, alcohol and even lodging. Customers could also gamble or listen to music.
To gain access to a tavern in the Caribbean, Edward Kenway had to prove himself by fighting off the aggressive local patrons. By bribing the bartender, he could receive information on naval convoys and treasure maps, as well as recruit crew members for the Jackdaw.
Much like Edward, Shay Cormac was only able to safely enter a tavern if he had already cleared it of resident thugs and bandits. Once he had done so, Shay could bribe the bartender for information on supply camps, naval convoys and royal convoys. He could also recruit new crew members for the Morrigan.
Edward's Templar son Haytham discussed information with his accomplices in the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston and, together with Kaniehtí:io, eavesdropped on British Regulars in a Lexington tavern. Their son, Ratonhnhaké:ton, mainly went to taverns to speak with his Assassin apprentices and did not partake in the drinking.