rathskeller

[ raht-skel-er, rat-, rath- ]
/ ˈrɑtˌskɛl ər, ˈræt-, ˈræθ- /

noun

(in Germany) the cellar of a town hall, often used as a beer hall or restaurant.
a restaurant patterned on the German rathskeller, usually located below street level.

Origin of rathskeller

1860–65; < German, equivalent to Rath (extracted from Rathaus town hall) + -s 's1 + Keller cellar
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