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    Difference between pubs and bars

    What is the difference between pubs and bars?

    Could anyone tell me, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Difference between pubs and bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    What is the difference between pubs and bars?

    Could anyone tell me, please?

    Thanks.
    Where I come from, a pub is the building, a bar is one of the rooms (public bar, private bar, ladies bar...). The counter is also the bar.
    A private bar is not private; but you pay a bit more for drinks; it's smaller and less noisy, with a higher class of clientele (no riff raff).

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    Re: Difference between pubs and bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Where I come from, a pub is the building, a bar is one of the rooms (public bar, private bar, ladies bar...). The counter is also the bar.
    A private bar is not private; but you pay a bit more for drinks; it's smaller and less noisy, with a higher class of clientele (no riff raff).
    Thanks, Raymott.

    Do you mean 'a bar is one of the rooms of a pub'?

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    Re: Difference between pubs and bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks, Raymott.

    Do you mean 'a bar is one of the rooms of a pub'?
    Yes. Not all the rooms, of course. The rooms that anyone can enter and drink in are bars. You can also have saloon bars, pool-side bars, beer garden (an outside bar).
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    Re: Difference between pubs and bars

    The words pretty much mean the same thing in the US. People tend to use "bars" to describe any place where people go to drink alcohol. "Pub" is used by some establishments to evoke the sense that it is like a British or Irish pub. That is, a place to meet friends and have a conversation. As opposed to a bar that had loud music and dancing (like a "nightclub.")

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