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beer hall

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why did I go into that beer hall on that particular evening?

  • After an interminable tour of the quays he finally tumbled into a beer hall.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Together they pored over the score, and even on their way to the beer hall hummed together such bits as they recalled.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It is fitted up as a beer hall within and contains ten round tables, each capable of accommodating five or six persons.

  • On either side of the boulevard were shops and cafs, mostly cafs, with every now and then a brasserie, or beer hall.

    The Lion and The Mouse Charles Klein
  • I brought home from a beer hall—it was in Germany—some pretzels one night, and tossed one toward the monkey.

  • Yet nevertheless a malaise chilled him, and he looked over his shoulder at the mob in the beer hall.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • In fact, in the U Pinkasu beer hall Simonov had idly picked up a magazine left by some earlier wassailer.

    Freedom Dallas McCord Reynolds

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