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beer hall

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  1. a bar, cabaret, or the like, chiefly serving beer and usually offering music, dancing, etc.

Origin of beer hall

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for beer hall

Historical Examples

  • Comrade Ossipon, nicknamed the Doctor, went out of the Silenus beer-hall.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • No lesson in this for Trotzky, a beer-hall orator like yourself.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • This club met weekly at a beer-hall, and each member had to relate an incident derogatory to the Lastman school.