[ noun ] a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
"he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
These booze customers had until then been buying their supplies from the Sheldon , Saltis-McErlane , and Druggan-Lake gangs , and now they were competing for trade with the Torrio-Capone saloons ; once_again O_'_Banion 's brash recklessness had caused a proliferation of ill_will .(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
But do n't tell that to a veteran of the Fighting_Seventh , especially in a saloon on Saturday night .
[ noun ] (British) tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
Used in print(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
He claimed to be visiting the waterfront saloon at the crossroads to play cards and drink with his cronies , but Kate had not smelled brandy on him since Mrs._Lattimer 's funeral .