- (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.
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"Catch me a-ridin' of an 'orse again without an air-cushion," he muttered as he came out of the public-bar wiping his mouth.Adventures of Bindle
Herbert George Jenkins
- British a bar in a public house usually serving drinks at a cheaper price than in the saloon barAlso called: the public Compare private bar