Before Coffee houses were invented they had public housing, which required by law somewhere to sleep, gamble, and drink. When the coffee house became a thing it was know as the sober house because they didn’t allow drinking. It was only a penny for admission and as soon as you entered you were considered equal no mater your status. These houses held an important role in the age of reason. In these houses discutions about the changing times occurred a lot, it was like a salon for everyone.