Ever since the birth of bars and restaurants, drunk patrons and unfortunate waitstaff have been getting punched in the face on the regular. The bar/dining room brawl is an integral part of American culture and the myth of the Wild West. If an out-of-towner said the wrong thing to a local, it was commonplace to give him a stiff right hook, throw him down on the bar, slide him headfirst down the counter, and (best case) send him right through the wall. We’re sure you’ve seen it in the movies countless times.
These days, trashy scuffles captured on cellphones and uploaded to YouTube have replaced silver-screen bar brawls as our main source of vicarious thrills. So, naturally, we’ve created a GIF-tastic ode to this particularly unsavory—but compulsively watchable—corner of the Internet.
Click through the gallery above to check out 10 of the most outrageous/pathetic/bizarre restaurants and bar fights on the ‘net.