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Bars, pubs and clubs

alehouse

noun

an old word for a place where people go to drink beer

bar

noun

a place where you go to buy and drink alcoholic drinks

beer garden

noun

an area outside a pub where people can sit at tables and drink

bistro

noun

a small restaurant or bar

boozer

noun

a pub or bar

club

noun

a place you go to in the evening for entertainment

club

noun

a place you go to in the evening to dance and drink

coaching inn

noun

a hotel or pub where old-fashioned coaches and their passengers used to stop for the night

dive

noun

a bar or club that is dirty, cheap, and unpleasant

free house

noun

a pub in the UK that is not owned by one particular brewery and can therefore sell beer made by various different companies

gastropub

noun

a pub that serves good quality food

honky-tonk

noun

in the US, a noisy bar, often in a bad part of a city

hostelry

noun

a pub or hotel

hotel

noun

a pub

the house

noun

a restaurant, hotel, pub, or club

inn

noun

a small hotel or pub, especially one in the country

joint

noun

a restaurant, bar, or club, especially one that is cheap and not very nice

local

noun

a pub that is near your home, especially one that you go to regularly

lounge

noun

a lounge bar

pub

noun

a place where people go to drink alcohol, especially in the UK and Ireland

public house

noun

a pub

roadhouse

noun

a hotel or bar on a main road in the countryside

saloon

noun

a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks

shebeen

noun

a place where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally

social club

noun

a club with a bar for people who belong to a particular organization

speakeasy

noun

a place that illegally served alcoholic drinks in the US during Prohibition (=the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcohol was illegal)

tavern

noun

an old word meaning ‘pub’

watering hole

noun

a pub or other place where people go to drink alcohol

wine bar

noun

a place where you can drink wine and eat a meal

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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