The bar can have different associations depending upon your age. When you are younger and spending more time in bars, the dream can be a way of exploring social exchanges and a desire to be more free to express yourself. Similar to alcohol, dreaming of a bar can suggest a dependency on alcohol that you are not facing. This is a meeting place where everyone uses intoxication as a way of giving free reign to emotions. The bartender in a dream can be representing qualities of escapism symbolized by the character. As the person who serves you intoxicating beverages - consider the other symbolism to explore whether you are able to express your true feelings. See Alcohol.