Adriaen Brouwer left a lasting mark on the peasant genre with his drastic tavern scenes. He documents the activity in the dingy tavern with loose, often summary brushstrokes. Brawls, faces that are contorted with anger or pain, and dozing customers are depicted with a few aptly applied strokes. The convincing portrayal of the results of excessive alcohol consumption intrigued contemporary collectors. Due to great demand, many copies and imitations in the style of the artist were made, as in the case of this tavern scene. It follows the famous model in terms of the large fireplace, the barely defined interior, and the sparse furnishings. Numerous jugs and the marks on the wall tallying debts merely suggest the excessive lifestyle that is depicted in more graphic detail in autograph works by Brouwer.