A Fun Fact on old western bars. Back in the day, bars were taller than they are now and men didnt sit at bars. They stood and could prop a foot up on a brass rail. It wasnt until Prohibition, Speakeasys and women began going into bars that stools were added and bars were lowered. Go to the oldest bars in the Southwest today and you'll find those old tall bars and brass rails.
The spittoons, thankfully, are gone.