Difference between pubs and bars

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Winwin2011

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What is the difference between pubs and bars?

Could anyone tell me, please?

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What is the difference between pubs and bars?

Could anyone tell me, please?

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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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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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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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