* Update – ok..so my bad on his one. I thought that the person who named this bar was just trying to be super cliche and cheesy by naming the bar after himself and putting “Booze” as his last name..when it turns out “Tarek Booz” means “To frown/to have a sad face” in Arabic. Thank you to Joe from ‘Joe’s Box’ for correcting me! Apparently, the owner of the bar had this to say about the name..”Can you believe we named our pub Tarek Booze? The concept of a character called Tarek, mbawwaz all day like most gov’t officials, who comes to this place and biyatrok booze instead…”
so basically, tarek booze (the Arabic expression) = pulling a sad face.
..but it can also mean tarek (Arabic) booze (English) = pulling booze = hitting the alcohol
So, essentially..you come in with a sad face (after a long day of work)..and then get all boozed up!
The joke is on me! It actually IS the most original bar name!