A guy sits in a pub on a foggy night, goes out, maybe crosses the street, or re-enters the pub and is in a different time. Not a Callahan story.

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    May I ask you to edit your question to add more details about this story, such as when you read this, where, and in what language? There is a fair bit of guidance here. Jul 10, 2017 at 15:20
  • This does sound vaguely familiar, though - I'd be interested in more details. Jul 10, 2017 at 15:25
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    Just gonna leave this here in case the OP comes back to provide more details Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
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  • Though the Niven is most likely, I feel that completeness demands mention of the inn (whose name escapes me) in a couple of stories by Poul Anderson. It's central to a short story (whose title also escapes me) and tangential to A Midsummer Tempest. Jul 11, 2017 at 4:50

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It might be the Larry Niven story "For a Foggy Night":

In one of Niven's rare stories of cross-dimensional travel, an unnamed protagonist discovers the real reason that things seem so foggy on a foggy night.

The story does start in a bar, and the narrator gets lost in the fog and ends up in an alternate universe. It's not time travel, though, it's travel between alternative universes.

  • Thank you all. It was the Niven story. Up here in the summer, sometimes in other seasons, there is a particular kind of cloud, fuzzy around the edges without much definition that seems always just slightly out of focus. I always imagined them to be portals to other dimensions or times. Somehow they evoke the memory of the Niven story.... Strangely enough, I have a copy of Tales of the Spaceport Bar on my shelf and the story is there, I just couldn't remember the collection or the story's title. Jul 11, 2017 at 22:15
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