Trains sinister outlaws and mercenaries.
—In-game description

The Tavern is the European equivalent of the Saloon following the release of the playable United States civilization in April of 2021 for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

All European civilizations have the "Theatre" Home City Card which upgrades the Tavern to the Theatre, which allows the player to hire Ronin and reduces the population used by outlaw units by 2.

The British, Dutch, Ottomans, Portuguese, and Swedes can choose The Mercenary Contractor to advance into the Fortress Age, which allows the Tavern to train certain mercenaries regardless of the map.

Units[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mercenaries (Age of Empires III)

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Technology Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes 200 food,
250 wood
Outlaw hit points and attack +20%, train time -50%

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Penalties Code Napoleon.png Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling.png Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When the Tavern is selected, the first few notes of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Rondo a la Turca" can be heard playing on a harp.
  • On the facade of the Tavern, it is possible to read "Das Bierhaus", which means "The Beer House" in German.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Monastery – Asian civilization equivalent
  • Saloon – The original European mercenary building, now exclusively available to the United States
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