Synonyms for pub
- after-hours joint
- ale house
- beer joint
- drinking establishment
- gin mill
- public house
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUB
There was a pub down the street, within fifty yards of the gate.
Turn to the right, run three hundred yards, and there's a pub on the left.
Darlin': Yer must set me up in a pub in Bristol—with brass beer-pulls.
And, although none of us had any inclination to go into her father's pub.
I did ear some talk about it in a pub one night, Chipmunk admitted.
But our skipper was wearing all he wore when he left the pub.
And Dawn gave inimitable mimicry of Miss Jimmeny of the pub.
And there was a feller came to town, was stayin' there at Jimmeny's pub.
Wot can you expect when the watchman is sitting in a pub all the evening?'
“I say you might take a pub—and drink yourself to death,” was added aside.
1859, slang shortening of public house (see public (adj.)), which originally meant "any building open to the public" (1570s), then "inn that provides food and is licensed to sell ale, wine, and spirits" (1660s), and finally "tavern" (1768). Pub crawl first attested 1910 in British slang.