Definition of alehouse
: a place where ale is sold to be drunk on the premises
Recent Examples of alehouse from the Web
On a Brooklyn Heights block, near a wine bar and an alehouse, the Binc is inconspicuous, its presence marked most boldly by a sandwich board.
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First Known Use of alehouse
before 12th century
ALEHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alehouse for English Language Learners
: a place where people used to drink ale and beer
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