ale·​house ˈāl-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce alehouse (audio)
: a place where ale is sold to be drunk on the premises

Examples of alehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Livermore movie theater and alehouse will show the NFC championship in high-def on a 30-foot screen. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 The London Evening Post didn’t give her name, simply identifying her as the keeper of the Queen’s Head alehouse. Katie Dancey-Downs, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 July 2022 In the late seventies, the bar came under the ownership of the proprietor of a now defunct Bronx alehouse called the Liffy, like the river. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 9 July 2017 The alehouse at 9501 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park (708-966-2051) hosts a music series on the patio beginning May 27. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, 8 May 2018 Whether your travels take you to fine-dining restaurants, low-key alehouses or even rustic cabins in the woods, make like an Alaskan and fuel your adventures with one of our beloved, home-grown brews. Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2018 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. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alehouse was before the 12th century

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“Alehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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