Search Result for "rathskeller":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rathskeller \Raths"kel`ler\ (r[aum]ts"k[e^]l*l[~e]r), n. [G., also ratskeller, prop., town-hall cellar.] Orig., in Germany, the cellar or basement of the city hall, usually rented for use as a restaurant where beer is sold; hence, a beer saloon of the German type below the street level, where, usually, drinks are served only at tables and simple food may also be had; -- sometimes loosely used, in English, of what are essentially basement restaurants where liquors are served. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rathskeller n 1: a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "rathskeller": alehouse, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer parlor, bistro, blind tiger, cabaret, cafe, cocktail lounge, dive, dramshop, drinking saloon, gin mill, groggery, grogshop, honky-tonk, local, nightclub, pothouse, pub, public, public house, rumshop, saloon, saloon bar, speakeasy, taproom, tavern, wine shop




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