Ray Oldenburg is a retired urban sociologist (now nearly ninety) who popularized the term, the Third Place, for places that were neither work nor home.  Bars and coffee houses that fit this name had a coterie of regulars who came for more than the beer or the coffee.  In 2018 he published his most recent book, The Joy of Tippling: A Salure to Bars, Taverns, and Pubs.