public bar

  1. (in a tavern or pub) the common section of a bar or barroom, not as exclusive, as quiet, or as comfortably furnished as the saloon section.

Words Nearby public bar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use public bar in a sentence

  • Farwell watched the swing doors of the public bar at the end of the passage close behind him.

    A Bed of Roses | W. L. George
  • Old Bob, carrying three cans, stopped to see who had entered—then went on into the public bar on the left.

    Aaron's Rod | D. H. Lawrence
  • On his way he stopped for a night's rest in an inn that had a public bar attached to it.

  • He entered the public bar, took a seat by the counter and ordered a glass of beer and a packet of cigarettes.

    The Man Who Lost Himself | H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • To refuse it was as uncustomary and as rude as to refuse the Alaskan miner who offers a drink at a public bar.

British Dictionary definitions for public bar

public bar

  1. British a bar in a public house usually serving drinks at a cheaper price than in the saloon bar: Also called: the public Compare private bar

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