Damndest name for a restaurant I've ever heard. They seem to be trading on a Washington Irving / Rip Van Winkle vibe, what with the small fellows who no doubt got thirsty playing ten pins. The fellow on the right seems angry that he's finished his beer, and wants more, perhaps from the other fellow., Or perhaps the gentleman on the left got to the bar early and used his advantage to take all the beer.

Such arguments may have characterized debate at the place; hence the name.