To dream of being at a bar represents feelings that it’s safe or permissible to enjoy yourself without restraint. A wish for a light-heated experience or to give yourself permission to temporarily forget about your problems. A wish for enjoyable social interaction. Feeling that it’s safe or permissible to go overboard in some manner. Areas of your life that you consciously obsessed with or passionate about. Going out of your way to enjoy doing something a lot, possibly to the point of excess. It may also reflect topics that you like discussing in great detail or for long periods of time.
Negatively, a bar may reflect issues with needing to appear to be having a good time to other people. Issues with needing to be accepted for who you are with your flaws. Being too involved with activities that you are addicted to. Insecurity that makes you feel you need permission to enjoy yourself. A casual attitude about excessive behavior that you feel doesn’t need to be changed. Excessive behavior that you feel you never need to explain. Problems accepting the need to be more serious about a problem or important life situation. Difficulty letting go of leisure time or social activity.
Example: A young man dreamed of wanting to go to a bar. In waking life he was undergoing psychiatric treatment and believed that due to some improvements he had made he wanted to get out of the mental hospital and be more social. The bar in this case may have reflected the dreamer’s wish to give themselves permission to socially interact with others as a way to forget about his mental health issues.