Definition of tavern
1 : an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold to be drunk on the premises
2 : inn
Examples of tavern in a Sentence
a seedy section of the city's waterfront that was rife with cheap taverns, tattoo parlors, and run-down flophouses
a colonial-era tavern that has been serving weary travelers for two and a half centuries
Recent Examples of tavern from the Web
The first, the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, was hit about 12:45 a.m. Officers responded to the tavern, at 5421 N. Greeley Ave.
Why This is Interesting Alcoholic ginger beer, historically a farmhouse and tavern specialty, remains popular in the U.K., but Farmer Willie's Craft Ginger Beer is one of the first American versions.
The Point, a longtime Midtown tavern, has been granted a one-year reprieve to make the transition from a bar to a restaurant.
The museum borders a leafy brick enclave known as Ridgely's Delight, complete with a home-team tavern, Quigley's ½ Irish Pub; a cozy restaurant, Corner Bistro & Winebar; and a pretty B&B, Rachael's Dowry.
Oakhaus, a new hofbrau-style tavern serving hearty German and American dishes and a varied selection of beers on tap, has opened on Broadway in Oak Park.
As America entered a new century in 1900, society was changing, and so was the menu at the local tavern.
Earlier this month, the city issued another violation to the tavern.
Jack Stockton was a co-founder of Jack and Dan’s tavern, a Spokane institution as a hub for fans of Gonzaga basketball.
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Origin and Etymology of tavern
Middle English taverne, from Anglo-French, from Latin taberna hut, shop
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a place where alcoholic drinks are served
: a building that provides lodging and food for people who are traveling
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